Lacombe Julie

Julie Lacombe, M.D.


Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Athena Urology & Urogynecology
6520 226th PL SE
Suite 205
Issaquah 98027
425-392-8611
425-392-9012

General Information


Biography
Dr. LaCombe started her medical career as a receptionist, phlebotomist, and then Medical Assistant in a hospital in Florida while pursuing her undergraduate pre-medical degree. She quickly realized that she did not care for the paternalistic manner in which many female patients were treated within the medical system. She observed patients� legitimate symptoms or concerns being dismissed, or attributed incorrectly to stress, hysteria, or depression simply because the diagnosis was not clear to the physician. She felt that non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical options were often available, and yet not offered to patients. She vowed that she would be a staunch advocate for women�s health, that she would always listen to her patients, empower them to participate in their health care decisions, and establish a compassionate, comfortable, and relaxed environment for patients to discuss all aspects of their pelvic and sexual health and well-being.
Additional Information

Dr. Julie LaCombe joined Athena Urology and Urogynecology in August 2012. She completed a three year accredited Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY, and spent 6 years in academic practice, research, and teaching at the University of Vermont. Dr. LaCombe’s expertise is in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, complex fistulae, urinary and anal incontinence (unwanted loss of urine or stool) and pelvic organ prolapse (laxity in the pelvic support tissues).

Prior to joining Athena, Dr. LaCombe was Assistant Professor in Urogynecology at the University of Vermont Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. LaCombe maintains her Assistant Professorship at the University of Vermont and continues her research interests and mentorship to the UVM physician learners.

Specialties
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, 1999
Residency: Stamford Hospital
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
Dr. LaCombe is a member the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS).
Personal Interests
Dr. LaCombe?s personal interests include sailing, paddle boarding, running, acoustic bass, Bikram yoga, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal cerclage
  • abdominal cramps
  • abdominal sacrocolpopexy
  • abnormal pap
  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • abortion
  • abortion information
  • adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • adnexal mass
  • advanced maternal age
  • amenorrhea
  • amniocentesis
  • anemia of pregnancy
  • annual gynecological examination
  • anovulation
  • anovulatory bleeding
  • anterior posterior repair
  • anterior repair
  • arcuate uterus
  • asymptomatic bacturia
  • atrophic vaginitis
  • atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
  • atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance pap smear
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • bartholin's cyst
  • benign breast lump
  • bicornuate uterus
  • birth control
  • bladder prolapse
  • bladder training
  • breast examination
  • breast lump
  • candidiasis of vagina
  • cervical biopsy
  • cervical cerclage
  • cervical conization
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervical funneling
  • cervical incompetence
  • cervical insufficiency
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • cervical polyp
  • chlamydia-female only
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • clomid
  • closure urethrovaginal fistula
  • cold knife cone biopsy of cervix
  • colovaginal fistula
  • colpocleisis
  • colpopexy
  • colporrhaphy
  • colposcopy
  • colposuspension
  • condylomata acuminata
  • cryosurgery of cervix
  • cystitis
  • cystocele
  • delayed menarche
  • delayed puberty
  • dermoid cyst
  • detrusor instability
  • diabetes in pregnancy
  • diabetic and newly pregnant
  • diethylstilbestrol exposure
  • dilation and curettage
  • dye test
  • dyspareunia
  • dysuria
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • electromyography of urethral sphincter
  • endometrial ablation
  • endometrial biopsy
  • endometrial hyperplasia
  • endometrioma
  • endometriosis
  • endometritis
  • enterocele
  • enterovaginal fistula
  • essure contraceptive
  • fallopian tube disorders
  • fecal incontinence
  • female anorgasmia
  • female genital problems
  • fibroid removal
  • fibroids
  • first trimester screening
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • frequent urinary tract infections
  • galactocele
  • genital herpes, female
  • hellp syndrome
  • history of severe preeclampsia
  • hiv in pregnancy
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hot flashes
  • human papilloma virus
  • hydatiform mole
  • hydrosalpinx
  • hymenorrhaphy
  • hyperemesis
  • hyperprolactinemia
  • hysterectomy
  • hysterosalpingogram
  • hysteroscopy
  • imperforate hymen
  • implanon
  • incompetence of pubocervical tissue
  • incompetence of rectovaginal tissue
  • incomplete abortion
  • incomplete emptying of bladder
  • incomplete uterovaginal prolapse
  • increased frequency of micturition
  • infertility
  • interstitial cystitis
  • intrauterine device
  • intrauterine growth restriction fetus
  • intrinsic sphincter deficiency
  • irregular menstruation
  • labial adhesions
  • laceration of vagina
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions
  • laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy
  • laparoscopic urethral suspension
  • laparoscopy
  • laparoscopy urethral suspension
  • leiomyoma
  • levator myalgia
  • lichen sclerosis
  • mastodynia
  • maternal obesity
  • menometrorrhagia
  • menopause
  • menorrhagia
  • mesh removal
  • metroplasty
  • missed abortion
  • missed periods
  • mullerian anomalies
  • multiple gestations
  • needle suspension
  • neovagina
  • neurogenic urinary bladder
  • nexplanon
  • obliteration of vaginal vault
  • oligomenorrhea
  • operations on cul-de-sac
  • oral contraceptive counseling
  • ovarian cyst
  • ovarian failure
  • ovarian mass
  • ovarian torsion
  • overactive bladder
  • overflow incontinence of urine
  • paget's disease of vulva
  • painful periods
  • pap smear
  • paratubal cyst
  • partial hysterectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • pelvic floor exercise
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • pelvic mass
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • pelvic pain
  • pelvic reconstruction
  • pelvic varicose veins
  • perimenopause
  • perinatal mental health
  • perineocele
  • perineorrhaphy
  • periurethral suspension
  • permanent sterilization
  • pessary
  • placenta accreta
  • placenta previa
  • placental abruption
  • placental disorders
  • plastic repair of urethrocele
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • pop-q exam
  • post partum check-up
  • post partum mastitis
  • postcoital bleeding
  • posterior repair
  • postmenopausal bleeding
  • preconception counseling
  • preeclampsia
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy counseling
  • premature adrenarche
  • premature ovarian failure
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • prenatal care
  • prenatal testing
  • preterm labor
  • preterm premature rupture of membranes
  • previous stillbirth
  • primary amenorrhea
  • prolapse of urethra
  • prolapse of vaginal vault after hysterectomy
  • prophylactic oophorectomy
  • reconstruction of vagina
  • rectocele
  • rectovaginal fistula
  • recurrent pregnancy loss
  • recurrent urinary tract infection
  • repair of colovaginal fistula
  • repair of cystocele
  • repair of enterocele
  • repair of rectocele
  • repair of rectovaginal fistula
  • repair of urinary stress incontinence
  • repair of vaginal tear
  • repair of vaginoenteric fistula
  • repair pelvic prolapse
  • routine gynecological care
  • salpingo-oophoritis
  • scheduled voiding
  • secondary amenorrhea
  • selective estrogen receptor modulation
  • septate uterus
  • severe preeclampsia
  • sexual dysfunction
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • shortened cervix
  • sling procedure
  • spontaneous abortion
  • squamous intraepithelial neoplasia
  • stress incontinence
  • surgical sterilization
  • tension-free vaginal tape
  • third degree uterine prolapse
  • transgender surgery
  • transurethral cystoscopy
  • tubal ligation
  • tubal ligation reversal
  • tubo-ovarian abscess
  • twins
  • unicorneate uterus
  • urethral hypermobility
  • urethral instability
  • urethrocele
  • urethrocystopexy
  • urethromeatoplasty
  • urethropexy
  • urethrovaginal fistula
  • urge incontinence
  • urinary bladder reconstruction
  • urinary incontinence
  • urinary problems
  • urinary retention
  • urinary stress incontinence
  • urinary tract infection
  • urinary tract injury
  • urinary urgency
  • urodynamics
  • uterine abnormality
  • uterine anomaly in pregnancy
  • uterine bleeding
  • uterine fibroid embolization counseling
  • uterine lining removal
  • uterine myoma
  • uterine polyp
  • uterine prolapse
  • uterine surgery
  • uterovaginal prolapse
  • vaginal abscess
  • vaginal agenesis
  • vaginal atrophy
  • vaginal biopsy
  • vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • vaginal bleeding
  • vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy
  • vaginal candidiasis
  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal dryness
  • vaginal fistula
  • vaginal hysterectomy
  • vaginal infections
  • vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
  • vaginal irritation
  • vaginal prolapse
  • vaginal septum
  • vaginal surgery
  • vaginal suspension
  • vaginismus
  • vaginitis
  • vasomotor symptoms
  • vesicovaginal fistula
  • vulvar abscess
  • vulvar disease
  • vulvar dysplasia
  • vulvar vestibulitis
  • vulvodynia
  • vulvovaginitis
  • water birth
  • water birth information
  • women's health
Athena Urology & Urogynecology
6520 226th PL SE
Suite 205
Issaquah, 98027
425-392-9012