George Shashoua, MD – Austin Urogynecologist
Austin Urogynecology was founded by Dr. George Shashoua in March, 2010. Dr. Shashoua is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and specializes in treating urogynecological conditions including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and bowel incontinence. Prior to opening Austin Urogynecology, Dr. Shashoua practiced at Oakwood Women’s Center in Round Rock, Texas. Since beginning practice in 1995, Dr. Shashoua has been at the forefront of advancements in the medical and surgical treatment of prolapse and incontinence in women. In 2007, he began incorporating the da Vinci robot into his surgical practice and has obtained expertise in the da Vinci sacrocolpopexy procedure which is improving the minimally-invasive mesh-augmented surgical treatment of prolapse. Advancements in the use of permanent mesh in combination with the selective use of the da Vinci robot has improved the rate of success of prolapse and incontinence procedures from less than 50% to greater than 90%.
The Vision of this practice is to treat each patient’s needs in an individualized way utilizing all the advances available. The practice offers high success rates in the treatment of both pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, employing the skills Dr. Shashoua has acquired during the development of now standard-of-care treatment.
Dr. Shashoua teams with Dr. Koushik Shaw whose Austin Urology Institute offers comprehensive male and female urologic care.
Dr. Shashoua earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Texas. He attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center at Jacksonville. He served on the teaching faculty at Brackenridge Hospital. Dr. Shashoua is also Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Julianna Monceaux, FNP-BC
Julianna is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who has recently joined the team members of Austin Urogynecology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing after graduating with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She gained over 10 years of nursing experience in inpatient, outpatient, education, and leadership roles before returning to earn her Master of Science from Texas State University’s St. David’s School of Nursing. Julianna is devoted to providing compassionate care that aims to assist each patient in achieving successful clinical outcomes. Julianna is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Austin Advanced Practice Nurses organizations.
Kristin Longshore, ANP-BC
Kristin Longshore is an Adult Health, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Austin Urogynecology in July of 2016. She graduated from the University of Florida with both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in nursing. After graduating she worked as a travel nurse and then as a Vascular Nurse Practitioner for 7 years. She recently relocated to Austin with an interest in providing quality clinical and surgical care in urogynecology.
Austin Urogynecology Team
Brittany is the Practice Manager for Austin Urogynecology. She brings 16 years of direct patient care and management to our team! Brittany previously worked as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and lead clinical staff in general ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology. The skills Brittany has obtained with her ample clinical experience allows her to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and for our team! Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, kayaking, camping, and living on her small farm with 2 dogs and 8 chickens.
Carol is the surgery and benefit coordinator for Dr. Shashoua, taking care of a patient’s needs for their upcoming surgery. Carol also assumes the role of assistant Practice Manager. She has been at the practice since inception and has always been the glue that keeps the team together. She is our interface with insurance companies, manages billing, and fills in as Practice Manager when Caroline is out of the office.
Marissa has worked as a medical assistant since 2013. Her background is in general urology and she is excited to expand her skills into the field of urogynecology. Marissa loves working with patients to provide patient education, excellent pre and post-operative care and in performing urodynamics bladder studies. Marissa is also attending school to obtain a degree in nursing.
Maranda is a patient advocate. She is a very motivated individual who enjoys coaching others to achieve their goals. Customer service and patient satisfaction are her daily goals. She believes in a team concept and works daily to achieve excellence in her work. She enjoys greeting and assisting patients with a beautiful and friendly smile. She volunteers for Blue Santa and is actively involved with numerous assisted living facilities with her family to provide joy, laughter and companionship.
Partnership with Austin Urology Institute – Koushik Shaw, MD
Dr. Shashoua partners with Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute. The relationship dates back to 2007 when both Dr. Shashoua and Dr. Shaw operated together in their early da Vinci days, and culminated in a formal partnership in March 2011. Together they were able to grow their practices and build a state of the art office that is custom fit for needs of the two specialties. The two physicians lean on each other’s expertise to provide comprehensive urologic and urogynecologic care.