Director, Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Dr. Carrie Wieneke Broghammer is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. Wieneke is proud to offer women in the Kansas City area minimally invasive options to treat gynecological problems such as abnormal menstrual bleeding, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. These options, which include hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery, allow for a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time.
Born and raised in Iowa, Dr. Wieneke graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1998. She returned to Iowa for her medical training and graduated from The University of Iowa College of Medicine in 2002. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan in 2006. While in residency she served as chief resident and received many accolades including the 2004 Berlex Best Teaching Award and 2006 American Academy for Gynecologic Laparoscopists Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures.
Following residency, Dr. Wieneke practiced general obstetrics and gynecology at Oakwood Hospital and served as assistant residency director and director of medical students. From July 2007 to June 2008, she completed a pelvic surgery fellowship in Seattle, Washington at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Northwest Hospital. During this year, she received additional training in gynecological surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques including the da Vinci Surgical System.
In the fall of 2008, Dr. Wieneke returned to the Midwest and joined the faculty at the KU Women’s Health Speciality Centers. Patient education is of upmost importance to her. She believes that patients should be knowledgeable of the wide array of treatment options available, both surgical and nonsurgical. She strives to treat all patients with respect and care with a goal of creating a strong physician-patient relationship.
Dr. Wieneke is a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as an Adjunct member of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is active in the American College of Surgeons and serves on the Advisory Council for Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the American Academy for Gynecologic Laparoscopists and American Medical Association.