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What Our Patients Say About Dr. Ashford

"Dr. Ashford is an exceptional doctor with an excellent bedside manner. As a female looking for vaginal rejuvenation after three pregnancies, the thought of being examined by any doctor made me anxious. However, Dr. Ashford has such a calm & caring bedside manner that he quickly put my worries at ease, and I was able to open up with all my concerns with his genuine interest in my overall health."

- Patient - Posted at RealSelf

"I could not have asked for a better surgeon or care team."

- B. - Patient

"Dr. Ashford and his entire staff are outstanding! I just had surgery and couldn't be more impressed about the care and compassion I received from Dr. Ashford. He really took time to listen to my concerns, answered all my questions and was great at informing me about my options. "

- S. - Patient

"A huge thank you to Dr. Ashford for the last surgery to remove scar tissue that was messing things up and causing me pain everyday. I am now back to myself - feeling great & active - and no pain!!"

- E.A. - Patient

"My experience with Dr. Ashford has been absolutely amazing. I've seen many physicians for my problem and this is the first time I feel that someone has listened and offered options/solutions versus being dismissive. I feel like I'm finely on the right path. I would highly recommend Dr. Ashford!"

- Anon - Patient

"Dr. Ashford was very thorough and listened to my concerns. Dr. Ashford explained all my options and made me feel comfortable. He asked if I had any questions and took the time to answer them."

- A.D. - Patient

"Dr. Ashford is the best! Being a doctor that is both a gynecologist and an urologist he has been able to help me solve all of my issues, not just some of them. Even when I was questioning what was going on, he has remained calm and has always had a plan. He also has explained everything in a way that I could understand."

- Anon - Patient - RateMDs.com

"I recently had surgery performed by Dr Ashford. I was extremely impressed with his level of competence and caring throughout the process. I totally trusted him,the surgery was a total success at this point with followup appointments scheduled to make sure I have healed correctly. He is an exceptional surgeon who cares personally about each of his patients. I definitely recommend Dr Ashford to any women with pelvic issues."

- Marilyn - Patient

"Dr. Ashford was very comprehensive in his treatment plan options, and came up with a plan tailored to my needs. It's a great practice, and I feel like I'm getting access to a team with excellent knowledge."

- J.C. - Patient

"Doctor Ashford and his staff gave me my life back and I would recommend them to anyone dealing with OBGYN needs. He worked with me for many months and really listened to and understood me, he also personally preformed surgery on me in April."

- M.A. - Patient

Top Doctor. Expert Surgeon. Outstanding Results.


Dr. Ashford has dedicated his surgical career to the evaluation and treatment of women with vaginal and pelvic disorders or concerns. He is one of the first physicians in the nation to be board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). Dr. Ashford is known in the Twin Cities as a skilled pelvic surgeon and has proven experience helping women with the worst pelvic floor disorders. His goal is restoring pelvic organs to their normal, symptomless state both functionally and anatomically. If your concern is enlarged labia or a bladder protruding through the vagina, Dr. Ashford has the experience and training to restore your womanhood.

Often thought of as taboo or of lesser medical concern by physicians, excessive labial tissue, loosening vagina and other aesthetic gynecology issues are huge concerns for some women. They can interfere with normal daily activities, exercise, make intercourse difficult or less enjoyable, and result in significant social/esteem issues. As one of the few board certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeons in Minnesota with expertise in this area, Dr. Ashford is keenly aware of your concerns. One of his areas of focus has been reconstructive and restorative surgery for the labia and vagina.

With 17 years of listening to his patients, Dr. Ashford realized that there was a need to address the aesthetic concerns that women have regarding their intimate areas. His training on functional and anatomic repair of vaginal supports as a Female Pelvic Surgeon made him uniquely fit for addressing these needs. However, no specialty prepares surgeons for cosmetic gynecologic surgery. To be clear, a visit to a traditionally trained OBGYN or Plastic Surgeon for a labiaplasty can quickly turn into a nightmare for a woman.

Exceptional Care

Armed with his training in Female Reconstructive Surgery and a keen aesthetic eye; Dr. Ashford sought out the experts in the world on cosmetic gynecology and aesthetic medicine for training. He recognized that in order to be the best, he had to learn from the best. He has traveled the world seeking opportunities to learn from the pioneers in the field of cosmetic gynecology. Over the past 8 years he has worked with doctors in Italy, Austria, London, Scotland, and the US. His training in Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, OBGYN, and Cosmetic Gynecology combined with a keen aesthetic eye results in raving accolades from his patients.

Dr. Ashford "Top Doctor"

Dr. Ashford's Credentials and Reputation

Dr. Ashford is board-certified in both OBGYN and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (urogynecology). He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. To join this prestigious organization a physician must be nominated by another cosmetic surgeon who can vouch for their skills and abilities. In has been named as a "Top Doctor" by MPLS/St. Paul Magazine every year since 2014. He consistently receives accolades from his patients for his diagnostic and surgical skills, understanding nature, and professionalism.

In His Words

Dr. Melvin Ashford, Urogyneologist

Dr. Ashford says:

“I wake up every day striving and expecting the best for my patients. I am honored to have their trust and I value it. In return, I respect my patients and am committed to offering my very best effort. There are a large group of women in the Twin Cities whose lives are better because of the treatment they have received. I am thankful for them and the opportunity I have had to make a positive difference in their lives. It is extremely gratifying."

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