James Wurzel, MD
Dr. Wurzel is married with four children: Daughter Gabriella is a finishing up at UNM, special needs son Sebastian is 7, son Julius is 6 and daughter Katerina is 3. He enjoys reading mysteries, good food and wine, shooting pool, travel–but his kids take up most of his time and many former hobbies have fallen by the wayside. He enjoys working with students and Resident Physicians from UNM and is active in training other surgeons on modern surgical procedures.
Medical School: University of Arizona School of Medicine, MD, 1999 (AOA)
Residency: University of New Mexico, 2003
Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006
Professional Affiliations: Fellow, American College of OB/GYN; member of American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists; DaVinci Robotic surgeon and trainer
Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona. Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Bachelor of Arts in German
Graduate School: University of Arizona, Master of Arts in TESL
Special Interests: A fluent Spanish speaker, Dr. Wurzel specializes in minimally invasive surgical solutions for women who need surgery–modern surgeries offer decreased bleeding, decreased pain, shorter recovery time and faster return to work. He is excited about several new treatment options available to WSNM patients: robotic and laparoscopic surgery for a wide variety of gyn problems including pain/ endometriosis/ fibroids/ masses or cysts of the female organs, urinary incontinence and bulging or falling of the female organs (prolapse); there are also some new and very gentle procedures for permanent birth control, to lower ovarian cancer risks, and to control heavy periods; he notes that many patients who have been told by other doctors that they need a traditional open incision surgery are actually good candidates for modern, gentle and less invasive surgeries–come see him to talk about your options or to get a second opinion.