Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gynecology

Education

Fellowship

University of Louisville School of Medicine
Dept of OB/GYN, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Dept of OB/GYN, Gynecological Endoscopy, and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Louisville, KY
2006

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine  
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Houston, TX
2003

Medical School

Louisiana State University Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Shreveport, LA
1999

Undergraduate School

Tulane University
Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology
New Orleans, LA
1995

Hospitals Affiliated With

Woman’s Hospital of Texas
University of Louisville Hospital

Professional Associations

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
Member

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Fellow

American Medical Association (AMA)
Member

American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
Member

Harris County Medical Society
Member

Personal Interests

Dr. Cathey is a native of Louisiana. Dr. Cathey and her husband Carlos reside with their children near the medical center. When out of the office, Dr. Cathey enjoys running, reading, cooking, gardening and most of all, spending time with her family.

Biography

Dr. Cathey is a Urogynecologist and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon at the Women’s Pelvic Health and Continence Center. Urogynecology, a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology, is dedicated to the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and prolapse. Urinary incontinence, leakage of urine, is a very common condition affecting women. Prolapse simply means a bulging or pressure sensation in the vaginal area caused by displaced or falling female organs such as the bladder, uterus, vagina or rectum. Prolapse and incontinence frequently occur together. These are not a normal part of a woman’s aging. Non-surgical and surgical treatment is available for patients with these uncomfortable symptoms.

As a Urogynecologist, Dr. Cathey’s practice also treats overactive bladder (urinary urgency and frequency), emptying disorders (difficulty urinating), and other bladder disorders. For additional information about this specialty please visit www.augs.org and click on “Information for Women”. Testing available through our office includes cystoscopy, ultrasound, urodynamics testing, and electrodiagnostic testing (EMG) of the pelvic floor.

After completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Cathey underwent fellowship training where she spent several years focusing on the treatment of female gynecological disorders. She first completed a Fellowship in Advanced Gynecological Endoscopy focusing on minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. This was followed by a Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery fellowship, where she concentrated on treatment of pelvic floor disorders. She currently participates in training other gynecologists in these areas.

Specialty Procedures Include

Bladder Botox injection
Colpocleisis
Cystoscopy
Endometrial ablation
Hysteroscopy
InterStim Neurosacral modulation
Laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy
Laparoscopic and vaginal graft augmentation of the pelvic floor
Laparoscopic and vaginal repair of prolapse (suspension of uterus, vagina, and bladder)
Laparoscopic repair of bladder fistulas
Urethral bulking for urinary incontinence
Vaginal sling placement for urinary incontinence