Andrea Pezzella, MD, FPMRS, FACOG

Dr. Pezzella earned her medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. She is double board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and was granted board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in 2013.


In 2000, she joined the Fallon Clinic (Reliant Medical Group), in Worcester, Mass., and was instrumental in developing their urogynecology program. Dr. Pezzella served as co-founder and director for seven years before relocating to a private practice in Columbia, S.C. During that time, she continued to pursue advanced training on surgical techniques for pelvic floor reconstruction and urinary incontinence. Since establishing her practice, she has performed almost 2000 such surgical procedures, which until that time not been readily available in the Columbia area.


In 2010, with a dream and a passion to help women,  Dr. Pezzella founded Southern Urogynecology Center for Incontinence and Female Pelvic Medicine as the first and only center of its kind to exclusively address urogynecology issues in South Carolina.


With over 15 years of experience managing and treating urinary incontinence and female pelvic disorders, Dr. Pezzella is committed to building Southern Urogynecology to effectively address these issues and better serve the women and referring physicians in this region.  Since going into private practice in 2010, Dr. Pezzella was the first, and currently remains the only female urogynecologist in the Midlands.


Dr. Andrea Pezzella is married to Vince Vismara, MD, a local cardiologist in the Columbia area and has two children: Isabella, and Luke.

Suzanne Smith, PA-C

Suzanne Smith graduated with honors from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S in Biology and Chemistry. She received her Physician's Assistant degree from Wake Forest University in 2000.  After graduation from PA school she worked in Emergency Medicine in several different hospitals in Charlotte and Raleigh NC.


In 2011, Suzanne Smith joined Dr. Andrea Pezzella at Southern Urogynecology.  Suzanne is focused on helping women in the area of urinary urgency and frequency, incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, and interstitial cystitis.  She is trained in the area of pelvic floor rehabilitation and performs these services in our office.


Suzanne is expertly trained in the area of neuromodulation for urinary and fecal incontinence and manages our Interstim patients programming post operatively.  She is also trained to do many non-invasive office procedures under the guidance of Dr. Pezzella.  Suzanne is committed to helping Dr. Pezzella better serve the women of our community with all urogynecology related issues.


Suzanne is married to Brandon Smith and is the mother to three children., She is very involved in their school and in our community and is an avid tennis player.

Stacey Flaherty, APRN

Stacey Flaherty graduated with from Northern Kentucky University in 2006 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.  She worked for 10 years as a nurse specializing in cardiac medicine, emergency medicine and occupational medicine.  She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Master's of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 and received her certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners shortly thereafter.  Most recently, she worked for Concentra Business Health and Urgent Care before moving to South Carolina and joining the team at Southern Urogynecology.

Throughout her 12 years as a medical professional, Stacey has developed an interest in improving the quality of life of her patients in the women's health field.  She has extensive experience with procedures and patient care both in the emergency room and urgent care settings.  As such, she looks forward to using that knowledge to better serve her patients at Southern Urogynecology.

Stacey recently moved from Northern Kentucky to Columbia to join her boyfriend, Joe, who works at the University of South Carolina.  Together they have 3 wonderful dogs: Dolly, Ozzy, and Toby.

115 Midlands Court, West Columbia, SC 29169

office: 803.457.7000

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