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Lily Arya, MD, MS

Lily Arya, MD, MS Physician

Chief, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Arya is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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 annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2010 - 2017

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Urogynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • General Urogynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectocele Repair
  • Repair of Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele)
  • Robotic Sacrocolpopexy
  • 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
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • 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 Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

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 Medical Association - AMA, National American Urogynecologic Society - AUGS , National Association of Professors 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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

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

Selected Publications:

Weissbart SJ, Lewis R, Smith AL, Harvie HH, Miller JM, Arya LA: Impact of Dry Mouth on Fluid Intake and Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Women taking Fesoterodine. J Urology 195(5) : 1517-22,2016.

Pahwa AK, Arya LA, Andy UU: Management of arterial and venous hemorrhage during sacrospinous ligament fixation: cases and review of the literature. Int Urogynecol J 27(3):387-91 : 2016.

Greer JA, Xu R, Propert KJ, Arya LA: Urinary incontinence and disability in community-dwelling women: A cross-sectional study. Neurourol Urodyn 34(6):539-43 : 2015.

Richter HE, Whitehead N, Arya L, Ridgeway B, Allen-Brady K, Norton P, Sung V, Shepherd JP, Komesu Y, Gaddis N, Fraser MO, Tan-Kim J, Meikle S, Page GP; Pelvic Floor Disorders Network: Genetic contributions to urgency urinary incontinence in women. J Urol 193(6):2020-7 : 2015.

Andy UU, Harvie HS, Smith AL, Propert KJ, Bogner HR, Arya LA: Validation of a self-administered instrument to measure adherence to anticholinergic drugs in women with overactive bladder. Neurourol Urodyn 34(5):424-8 : 2015.

Pahwa AK, Siegelman ES, Arya LA: Physical examination of the female internal and external genitalia with and without pelvic organ prolapse: A review. Clin Anat 3 : 305-13,2015.

Greer JA, Harvie HS, Andy UU, Smith AL, Northington GM, Arya LA: Short-term postoperative functional outcomes in older women undergoing prolapse surgery. Obstet Gynecol 125(3):551-8 : 2015.

Andy UU, Harvie HS, Ackenbom MF, Arya LA: Single versus Multidose Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery with Mesh. European J Obstet Gyn & Reprod Biology 181:37-40 : 2014.

Sung VW, Rogers RG, Bann CM, Arya L, Barber MD, Lowder J, Lukacz ES, Markland A, Siddiqui N, Wilmot A, Meikle SF, Pelvic Floor Disorders Network: Symptom outcomes important to women with anal incontinence: a conceptual framework. Obstet Gynecol 123(5):1023-30 : 2014.

Jelovsek JE, Chagin K, Brubaker L, Rogers RG, Richter HE, Arya L, Barber MD, Shepherd JP, Nolen TL, Norton P, Sung V, Menefee S, Siddiqui N, Meikle SF, Kattan MW, Pelvic Floor Disorders Network: A model for predicting the risk of de novo stress urinary incontinence in women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Obstet Gynecol 123 (2 Pt. 1): 279-87,2014.

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: 215 662-2465
Fax: 215 662 7929
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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