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Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine

Why Choose the Institute?

Institute for Female Pelvic MedicineThe answer to this important question can be found in three categories, namely:


Dr. Jeffrey Dell is currently in his 20th year of practice in Knoxville. He was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to become Subspecialty Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) and founded the Institute 15 years ago to provide a center dedicated to the advancement of female pelvic floor medicine in East Tennessee. In addition to seeing patients from all across East Tennessee, Dr. Dell and the Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine have been a national referral Center of Excellence for the management of complications following surgeries with mesh and slings and have evaluated and performed complex surgical procedures on numerous out-of-state patients from across the U.S. Dr. Dell has published numerous articles in peer-review journals and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally in academic forums.

One of the most exciting recent developments in female pelvic floor health is the MonaLisa Touch®. Dr. Dell and the Institute are one of only three training centers in the U.S. where all providers must be trained before beginning to perform the procedure. As such, Dr. Dell has performed hundreds of procedures and has a level of experience and expertise that is unparalleled currently in the U.S.

“We have instruments and technology advancements, as well as experience on the treatment of vulvar and external tissues, that other centers currently do not have,” says Dr. Dell.

The Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine is completing the U.S. patient trial for the treatment of lichen sclerosis, a painful inflammatory condition affecting many women, and has seen very encouraging results. These evolving treatment protocols are being developed in conjunction with the Italian physicians and engineers who pioneered the technology a few years ago in Florence and Milan. Virtually all questions, issues, or clinical scenarios in the U.S. are funneled through Dr. Dell and the other two training centers on a weekly basis, again providing an unparalleled knowledge of the technology at the teaching centers.

Finally, patients who come to Dr. Dell and the Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine for treatment appreciate first-hand not only the passion he has for what he does, but the compassion he has for his patients and their families. That compassion is also shared by the team members of the Institute who are all considered valued members of the patient support staff. Our vision is to provide a “concierge” level center that is quiet, sophisticated, accommodating, and unlike any other center in the region.

Joining Dr. Dell at the Institute are Dr. Lionel McCollum and Teresa DeBusk, Nurse Practitioner, each with more than 30 years experience, to provide all aspects of general gynecology and routine care of women as needed. To learn more, call 865-769-4488 or visit

Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine
10133 Sherrill Boulevard, Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37932

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