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Lily Arya, MD, MS

Lily Arya, MD, MS Physician

Chief, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery William Goodell, M.D. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Arya is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Lily Arya

Author of "Urinary Incontinence in Women" for American College of Physicians

Dr. Arya's fellowship was in Urogynecology & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Brown University

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2010 - 2018

Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Urogynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectocele Repair
  • Repair of Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele)
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic Vaginal Prolapse Repair
  • Sacrocolpopexy (Sacral Colpopexy)
  • Sling Surgery
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Repair
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Voiding Dysfunction

Description of Clinical Expertise

urinary incontinence, graft material, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College University of Calcutta
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Women & Infant's Hospital of Rhode Island


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), National American Urogynecologic Society-AUGS, National Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), ZRG1 DKUS-R (12), National Clinical Document Review Panel, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National International Continence Society, International International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), International NIH ad hoc service on "Pelvic Floor Disorders Review", ZHD1 DRG-H (IN) 2,, National Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, member (elected membership), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Arya is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

brain mechanisms of urinary incontinence, graft material, fecal incontinence, urinary tract infections, pelvic organ prolapse

Selected Publications:

Pahwa Avita K, Khanijow Kavita D, Harvie Heidi S, Arya Lily A, Andy Uduak U: Comparison of Patient Impact and Clinical Characteristics Between Urgency and Passive Fecal Incontinence Phenotypes. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery : 2018.

Menhaji Kimia, Harvie Heidi S, Cheston Emily, Levin Pamela J, Arya Lily A, Andy Uduak U: Relationship Between Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Non-Human Papillomavirus Pap Smear Abnormalities. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 24 (4): 315-318,2018.

Khanijow Kavita D, Pahwa Avita K, Newman Diane K, Arya Lily A, Andy Uduak U: Barriers to Exercise Among Women With Urgency Urinary Incontinence: Patient and Provider Perspectives. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 24 (4): 301-306,2018.

Komesu Yuko M, Richter Holly E, Carper Benjamin, Dinwiddie Darrell L, Lukacz Emily S, Siddiqui Nazema Y, Sung Vivian W, Zyczynski Halina M, Ridgeway Beri, Rogers Rebecca G, Arya Lily A, Mazloomdoost Donna, Gantz Marie G: The urinary microbiome in women with mixed urinary incontinence compared to similarly aged controls. International urogynecology journal : 2018.

Weissbart Steven J, Bhavsar Rupal, Rao Hengyi, Wein Alan J, Detre John A, Arya Lily A, Smith Ariana L: Specific Changes in Brain Activity during Urgency in Women with Overactive Bladder after Successful Sacral Neuromodulation: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. The Journal of urology : 2018.

Winkelman William D, Warsi Ann, Huang Alison J, Schembri Michael, Rogers Rebecca G, Richter Holly E, Myers Deborah L, Kraus Stephen R, Johnson Karen C, Hess Rachel, Gregory Thomas, Bradley Catherine S, Arya Lily A, Brown Jeanette S, Stone Katie L, Subak Leslee L: Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness Among Women With Urgency Predominant Urinary Incontinence. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 24 (2): 76-81,2018.

Warsi Qurratul A, Huang Alison J, Hess Rachel, Arya Lily A, Richter Holly E, Bradley Catherine S, Rogers Rebecca G, Myers Deborah L, Johnson Karen C, Winkelman William D, Gregory W Thomas, Kraus Stephen R, Schembri Michael, Brown Jeanette S, Stone Katie L, Subak Leslee L: Association of Pharmacologic Treatment of Urgency Urinary Incontinence With Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness. Obstetrics and gynecology 131 (2): 204-211,2018.

Arya Lily A, Richter Holly E, Jelovsek Eric, Gantz Marie, Cichowski Sara, Zyczynski Halina, Dyer Keisha, Siddiqui Nazema, Carberry Cassandra, Broeckling Corey, Morrow Casey, Kashyap Purna, Meikle Susie: Metabolites and microbial composition of stool of women with fecal incontinence: Study design and methods. Neurourology and urodynamics 37 (2): 634-641,2018.

Lee Daniel D, Siegelman Evan S, Chua Wynne Y, Arya Lily A, Harvie Heidi S: Comparison of Vaginal Axis in Women who Have Undergone Hysterectomy Versus Women With an Intact Uterus. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery : 2018.

Chu Christine M, Agrawal Anubhav, Mazloomdoost Donna, Barenberg Benjamin, Dune Tanaka J, Pilkinton Marjorie L, Chan Robert C, Weber Lebrun Emily E, Arya Lily A: Patients' Knowledge of and Attitude Toward Robotic Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 1000 Courtyard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3230
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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