Dr. Yahir Santiago-Lastra

Dr. Yahir Santiago-Lastra on the BackTable Podcast

Dr. Yahir Santiago-Lastra


Dr. Yahir Santiago-Lastra is an associate professor of urology and the director of the Women's Pelvic Medicine Center at UC San Diego in California.


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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Santiago-Lastra

Ep. 12

Management of Cystitis & Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Dr. Yahir Santiago-Lastra, director of the Women's Pelvic Medicine Center at UC San Diego Health, shares her approach to cystitis and pelvic pain syndromes.


Ep. 4

Management of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Dr. Jose Silva talks with Urologist Dr. Yahir Santiago-Lastra from UC San Diego Medical Center about the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in women.


Articles Featuring Dr. Santiago-Lastra

Sling Surgery Techniques & Post-Op Management

Sling surgery is the most common type of surgery to treat female incontinence. This article explains the differences between different types of sling surgery including TOTs, TVTs, and mini-slings. Sling surgery recovery guidelines are also discussed.

Boston Scientific’s Advantage Fit sling device for TVT sling surgery

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Female Incontinence

Non-surgical options for female incontinence treatment are important for patients who don’t want to have surgery. They include anticholinergics, pessaries, bulking agents, and pelvic floor physical therapy.

Woman doing pelvic floor exercises for female incontinence treatment

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Medical & Holistic Treatment Approaches

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause is a new term that describes various menopausal syndromes including dryness, irritation, and recurrent UTIs. This article covers clinical and holistic treatments for genitourinary syndrome of menopause.

Female physician talking to a patient about genitourinary syndrome of menopause.

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Procedural & Surgical Management

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause can have manifestations that are refractory to estrogen and pelvic floor therapy treatment, such as incontinence and cystitis. This article discusses various procedural and surgical options for these patients.

A surgeon performing a urinary diversion with cystectomy to treat complications of genitourinary syndrome of menopause.

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