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David Rahn, M.D.

Associate Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Meet Dr. David Rahn
Urogynecology Specialist

David Rahn, M.D., has one essential goal: patient satisfaction. A urogynecologist, he uses traditional and minimally invasive techniques to treat female disorders such as incontinence, overactive bladder, dysuria (pain during urination), dysparenunia (pain during intercourse), pelvic organ prolapse, and mesh-related complications from previous prolapse surgeries.

My patients suffer from pelvic floor disorders that adversely affect their quality of life. I’m glad I can help alleviate that. It’s gratifying to see them still smiling a year later at their annual checkups.”

“In urogynecology, we reconstruct and repair the effects of prior injury or childbirth,” says Dr. Rahn, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Rahn is involved in clinical trials research that includes a study of local estrogen on the vaginal wall and the pelvic floor of post-menopausal women. The treatment, he says, may help lower the risk of recurrent prolapse.

Dr. Rahn notes that overlapping conditions are common with pelvic floor disorders and that a patient may have several sources of irritation at once. He listens closely and addresses the problems based on the patient’s hierarchy of needs.

“I understand that my patients get frustrated, especially if they have multiple problems that seem to overlap,” he says. “But it takes a good physician or nurse practitioner to determine which problems are related, which are distinct, and which are the most troublesome.”

Clinical Interests/Specialties

Urogynecology

  • Female incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Low pressure urethra
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Urinary retention
  • Nocturia
  • Dysuria
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Dysparenunia
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Anal incontinence
  • Mesh-related complications from prior prolapse surgery
  • Genitourinary fistula
  • Recto-vaginal fistula
  • Childbirth injuries