Dr. Lucente recognizedwith prestigious award from AUGS
November 20, 2015Urogynecologist Vince Lucente Recognized With Prestigious Award from American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) Allentown, PA – Nationally-renowned urogynecologist Vincent Lucente, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, was recently recognized with the prestigious Raymond A. Lee Endowment Award from the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) for his contributions to the advancement of urogynecologic surgery. For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Lucente has dedicated his career to the pursuit of innovation and surgical excellence in minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of female urinary and fecal incontinence, as well as pelvic organ prolapse. He has helped pioneer many new surgical techniques and was the first physician in the United States to perform a transvaginal midurethral sling for stress incontinence. Years later he was among the first to teach single incision sling techniques, which he now performs in his office-based surgical suite for properly selected patients. Dr. Lucente has instructed and trained numerous residents and fellows over the years, including colleagues around the globe. The Raymond A. Lee Endowment is a named lectureship created by AUGS to honor one person annually who contributed to the development and surgical advancement of urogynecology and to further advance the knowledge and teaching of gynecologic surgery through ongoing AUGS educational programs. In August 2010, the Mayo Clinic and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology donated $25,000 to AUGS to establish a named lectureship in honor of Dr. Raymond Lee, a pioneer in urogynecologic surgery, as well as mentor and colleague to many AUGS members and leaders. The award consisted of a $2000 stipend, which Dr. Lucente donated back to the society and was provided an opportunity to address the entire AUGS society during an acceptance speech. Dr. Lucente's talk was entitled "Becoming a Master Surgeon...No Crystal Stair.” He passionately spoke about how changes needed to be made in the field so surgeons could develop better surgical skills during their training years and continue to learn new surgical techniques during their life time as to safely adopt innovation in surgical solutions to female pelvic health disorders.
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