Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2015 Change in Overactive Bladder Symptoms after Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence in WomenObstetrics and Gynecology.  126:423-430. 2015
2014 Pelvic organ prolapse in a cohort of women treated for stress urinary incontinenceAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  211:550.e1-550.e5. 2014
2014 Bowel preparation before vaginal prolapse surgery a randomized controlled trialObstetrics and Gynecology.  123:232-238. 2014
2013 The pelvic floor complication scale: A new instrument for reconstructive pelvic surgeryAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  208:81.e1-81.e9. 2013
2012 A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgeryNew England Journal of Medicine.  366:1987-1997. 2012
1998 A psychophysical study of discomfort produced by repeated filling of the urinary bladderPAIN.  76:61-69. 1998
1998 Laparoscopic and psychologic evaluation of women with chronic pelvic painInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine.  28:243-253. 1998
1997 The cost-effectiveness of three surgical procedures for genuine stress incontinenceJournal of Pelvic Surgery.  3:246-250. 1997
1996 Sexual function after sacrospinous ligament fixation for vaginal vault prolapse 1996
1995 Recurrent pelvic support defects after sacrospinous ligament fixation for vaginal vault prolapseJournal of The American College of Surgeons.  180:444-448. 1995
1995 Effects of sacrocolposuspension on the lower urinary tractAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  173:1684-1689. 1995
1995 Long-term failure of pelvic floor musculature exercises in treatment of genuine stress incontinenceSouthern Medical Journal.  88:547-549. 1995
1994 Urinary complaints after modified Burch urethropexy: An analysisAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  171:1460-1464. 1994
1991 Ovarian cancer screeningObstetrics and Gynecology.  77:787-792. 1991
1991 Surgery for stress urinary incontinenceSurgical Clinics of North America.  71:1111-1134. 1991
1991 Transvaginal sonography of the endometrium in postmenopausal womenObstetrics and Gynecology.  78:195-199. 1991
1990 Retropubic long-needle suspension procedures for stress urinary incontinenceAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  163:551-557. 1990
1989 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the relief of primary dysmenorrheaPhysical Therapy.  69:3-9. 1989
1989 Uterine herpes virus infection with multifocal necrotizing endometritisHuman Pathology.  20:1021-1024. 1989
1988 Electrical conductance at auricular acupuncture points during dysmenorrheaClinical Journal of Pain.  4:183-190. 1988
1988 Pelvic-floor musculature exercises in treatment of anatomical urinary stress incontinencePhysical Therapy.  68:652-655. 1988
1987 Hyperandrogenic state associated with a mucinous cystadenomaObstetrics and Gynecology.  69:507-510. 1987
1987 Immediate and short term effects of abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy on bladder function and symptomatologyJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  7:279-284. 1987
1987 Oral contraceptives. A review of risks, benefits, and indications for use.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  24:74-78. 1987
1987 The short-term effect of pelvic irradiation for gynecologic malignancies on bladder functionObstetrics and Gynecology.  70:81-84. 1987
1986 Cefotetan versus cefoxitin as prophylaxis in hysterectomyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  154:960-963. 1986
1985 Mullerian dysgenesis 1985
1977 Fluorescent Y bodies from endocervical smears for prenatal sex detection.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  14:438. 1977

Principal Investigator On

Investigator On

  • Comparative Effectiveness of Biofeedback, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, and Injectable Bulking Agents for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence: The Fecal Incontinence Treatment (FIT) Study - (Cost Reimbursement)  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Development, Usability Evaluation, and Pilot Feasibility Study of an mHealth Application Supporting Self-Management of Accidental Bowel Leakage, "I'M ABLe"  awarded by University of Minnesota
  • Feasibility Study of Saphenous Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence  awarded by EBT MEDICAL INC
  • IMPROVE - Investigation to Minimize Recurrent Prolapse of the Vagina Using Estrogen  awarded by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) Capitation Funding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  awarded by RTI INTERNATIONAL
  • Perioperative Pelvic Floor Rehab: A Randomized Trial  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Private Grant  awarded by PELVALON, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by PELVALON, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by ALLERGAN SALES, LLC
  • Private Grant  awarded by RENOVIA INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by ALLERGAN, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by RENOVIA INC.
  • The American Urogynecology Society (AUGS) Quality Registry (AQUIRE)  awarded by American Urogynecologic Society
  • The Fecal Incontinence Treatment (FIT) Study - (Fixed Price)  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: Pelvic Floor Disorders Network  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Internship
  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • ALABAMA MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Master of Science in Physiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2000
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1980
  • Full Name

  • Robert Varner