Dr. Richard Ellerkmann, MD


Urogynecology | Male

Dr. Richard Ellerkmann, MD

Dr. Richard Ellerkmann, MD is an urogynecology doctor who practices in Lutherville, MD. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Ellerkmann is affiliated with The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.

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Dr. Ellerkmann's Care Philosophy

Dr. Ellerkmann takes time to listen to his patients and strives to address their goals and concerns. He believes in minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical treatments to address a wide variety of female pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic organ prolapse and female urinary incontinence.

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Patient Comments (8)
in Dundalk, MD |
At 51 years of age my active life was coming to an abrupt halt due to UI/POP. I meet with Dr. Ellerkman and was automatically comfortable. He listened to me, was very caring and understanding. He explains everything so you can understand and what can and will be done. And I have never met a doctor with the bedside manner as he has. After my surgery I feel like I have my life back again. I would recommend Dr. Ellerkmann 100%.
Bridgeville, DE |
Very patient/kind physician who explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. He always makes me feel at ease. I have suffered from UI/OAB for years without a successful resolution. After researching doctors, I was impressed with his credentials and reviews. He removed my InterStim device, did Botox injections so my bladder finally functions properly. I feel like a woman again/my quality of life has improved tremendously. I highly recommend Dr. Ellerkmann and will be forever grateful.
in Lutherville Timonium, MD |
Excellent,trustworthy, compassionate, understanding,patient and kind. I went to him with both types of incontinence, frustrated and sad that at 57 years of age. I was having yet another change in my body.. now wearing depends. In my eyes, I was way to young for this. He assured me this is a part of life, some people my age go through, and he had the skill to fix, stress incontinence issue. Dr. Ellerkmann, his staff and staff at Mercy hospital very professional & pleasant.
in Baltimore |
Dr. Ellerkman provided all the information I needed to make a very informed decision. I could not be more satisfied with his level of care and expertise. Also the surgical facilities at Mercy were very impressive and everyone I came into contact with was really caring and skilled. It was an added bonus to not have to travel all the way into the city for pre and post appointments.
Columbia MD |
Dr Ellerkmann is awesome! Highly recommended if you need a hysterectomy or repair of bladder. June 14, 2016 I had mine. I'm on week 2 of recovery and I feel tremendous!!! I'm so glad I sought him out for him to perform my surgery. Had I of stayed with my prior gyn I surely would've regretted it. Dr Ellerkmann has the knowledge, the skill and a wonderful, caring bed side manner. His office staff is great as well. Very happy I found him! Also everyone at Mercy hospital was fabulous as well!
in Pasadena MD |
I had a large tumor in my uterus as well as a cystocele. I pursued Dr. Ellerkman because of his great reviews, his dual board certification and the medical school he attended. I'm so glad that I did. He explained all my options and respected my concerns. I opted for hysterectomy and prolapse repair using robotic assistance. I recovered more quickly and with much less pain than I had expected after hearing other women's experiences. I'm certain it was due to Dr. Ellerkmann's surgical skills.
in Catonsville, MD |
Bladder prolapse for 5 years and after a hysterectomy prolapse returned with a vaginal prolapse, tried a pessary. I got a second opinion from Dr. Ellerkmann who was compassionate and understanding regarding my care and helped my husband to fully understand what I was experiencing for years. I had a vaginal colpocleisis 1/2016 and I am very happy with the outcome. Would have done this 5 years ago. Will be referring friends to him. Assistant Kristen is wonderful too and keeps you at ease.
in Sparks,MD |
I had stress urinary incontinence for 30 yrs. I heard Dr. Ellerkmann speak about this issue at my health club. He explained new procedures that were available. I contacted his office for an appointment and at the first visit Dr. Ellerkmann said he could help me with a transvaginal mesh procedure. He explain the procedure,gave me literature to read and within days I called him back to schedule the procedure. It's now been a month and I have been totally dry. Wish I had known about this yrs ago.
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Dr. Ellerkmann's Care Philosophy

Dr. Ellerkmann takes time to listen to his patients and strives to address their goals and concerns. He believes in minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical treatments to address a wide variety of female pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic organ prolapse and female urinary incontinence.

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

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

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • The Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008
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Board Certifications

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  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Female Sexual Function
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Female Pelvic Disorders
  • Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral Syndrome
  • Urethritis
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urine Retention
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections


  • Medical School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Maine Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Maine Med Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center/Johns Hopkins Medicine Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • Birth Control
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery