Dr. Melvin L. Ashford, MD

Dr. Melvin L. Ashford, MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male | 44 years old

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The secret of Obstetrics and Gynecology is that we get the best of all worlds. We have the opportunity to relieve womens symptoms with surgery, the opportunity to witness the miracle of new life, and chance build rewarding relationships with our patients over time which serves to optimize care.Read more

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Dr. Melvin L. Ashford, MD, FACOG, FPMRS Founder and Director Minnesota Women's Care: OBGYN and Pelvic Specialty Care Center Recognized...Read more

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Everyone is professional and helpful. All my questions were answered and if further information was needed that information was gathered and discussed when available.
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Very nice. I feel like I did when I was in my twenties with the SottoPelle Therapy.
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Perfect very helpful
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Great, nice to talk with. Love all the staff.
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Working with Dr Ashford has been an amazing experience. I struggled for many years with severe pain that I couldn't manage. He was the first person to listen to me and my needs. He was diligent in developing a plan that worked for me! I'm grateful to have been under his car and the rest of the team at the Women's Center. I feel like I'm cared for by everyone there, they all know you and really care how your progress is going. The services offered are tailored for your needs and really treating t
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I received excellent treatment while being a patient.
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Overall wonderful experience through my whole pregnancy. Highly recommend MN Women's Care
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I usually see Andrea Brockberg, who is excellent as well, but Dr. Ashford did a procedure and was very attentive, made sure I understood everything, and answered my questions very well. He's very thorough, and runs a very clean, professional, yet warm, office.
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So far my experience has been great. Everyone has been very informative and nice.
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Everything and everyone was awesome! Dr.Ashford was amazing.
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I Always receive the greatest service here!!
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I enjoy the entire staff at MN Womens Care, they are all very caring passionate individuals with a common goal..Great work everyone!
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Dr. Ashford says...

Dr. Melvin L. Ashford, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Founder and Director Minnesota Women's Care: OBGYN and Pelvic Specialty Care Center

Recognized two years in a row as a "Top Doctor" in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, Dr. Melvin Ashford has a loyal following of hundreds of patients.

In 2012, Dr. Ashford founded Minnesota Women's Care, PA, an independent clinic, in Maplewood, MN. Dr. Ashford and his team work with women of all ages to provide the best possible health care. Their pregnancy care  – the Uniquely Catered Pregnancy Program – provides prenatal care to women in a highly personalized way. This same individualized care is evident throughout the practice. They focus on issues and symptoms that compromise the quality of life for many women – such as urinary incontinence, menopause, pelvic floor disorders, endometriosis, sexual dysfunction and more – and work to find solutions that fit for each patient.

Their patient-centered approach has contributed to tremendous growth. After its first three years, it was evident more space would be needed quickly. An addition to the original building is nearing completion and more than triples their existing space. The number of exam rooms will increase significantly and the new addition also includes two procedure rooms for same-day surgeries and in-office treatments. Dr. Ashford and his staff of 15 anticipate moving into the new addition in early March 2016.

Prior to establishing Minnesota Women's Care, he served nearly a decade at Aspen Medical Group in St. Paul, Minn., as Medical Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also served as Medical Director for Healtheast Midwifery Program and is a member of Healtheast's OBGYN Leadership Council. He is also a consultant for Coloplast Corporation on Physician Training and Product Development pertaining to female incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and related procedures. He is also a consultant for Intuitive Surgical Corporation in Physician Training and Development for Davinci Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Ashford's Care Philosophy

The secret of Obstetrics and Gynecology is that we get the best of all worlds. We have the opportunity to relieve womens symptoms with surgery, the opportunity to witness the miracle of new life, and chance build rewarding relationships with our patients over time which serves to optimize care.

Dr. Ashford says...

Dr. Ashford is an OBGYN with subspecialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.  He is one of the few board certified urogynecologists in the state of Minnesota.  Minnesota Women's Care offers full spectrum care for women with a focus on issues and symptoms that compromise the quality of life for women – such as urinary incontinence, menopause, pelvic floor disorders, endometriosis, sexual dysfunction and more.   The goal is to find a highly effective and individualized practical solution for each patient. 

Dr. Ashford says...

As a board certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Ashford is uniquely qualified to perform:

vaginal prolapse repair

Sacrospinous ligament Fixation

Robotic hysterectomy and prolapse repair

Total vaginal hysterectomy

sacrocolpopexy

labiaplasty

vaginal tightening

clitoroplasty

pubovaginal sling and incontinence procedures

Laser vaginal rejuvenation surgery

Dr. Ashford's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Excellence in Gynecologic laparoscopy, 2001
    • Outstanding resident Research, 2000
    • Dorothy Marvin Award, 2001
    • The Chairman's Award, 2000
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Board Certifications

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  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Bladder Incontinence in Pregnancy
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Incontinence
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Maternal Hypotension Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Orgasmic Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Neuralgia
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Relaxation
  • Pelvic Support Problems
  • Phimosis
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prolapse
  • Prolapsed Bladder
  • Sacrocolpopexy Prolapse
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Thrombosis
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Retention
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson U Hosp

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anal Repair
  • Bladder Surgery
  • C-Section
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Female Sterilization
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Monarc® Suburethral Sling
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pubovaginal Sling
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Temperature-Controlled Radio Frequency Non-Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment
  • ThermiVa™ Non-Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vaginal Repair
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Gynecologic Procedure
  • da Vinci® Hysterectomy
  • da Vinci® Myomectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy
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