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Nicole Afuape, MD, FACOG

Nicole Afuape

Nicole Afuape, MD, FACOG, is an advanced gynecologic surgeon and pelvic pain specialist with the Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Afuape is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also fellowship-trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and chronic pelvic pain.

Dr. Afuape’s expertise covers complex gynecologic conditions, including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian masses, pelvic congestion syndrome, and abnormal uterine bleeding. She performs vaginal laparoscopic and robotic procedures. She also specializes in caring for patients who experience painful intercourse, pelvic floor muscle spasm, bladder pain syndrome, pudendal neuralgia, general pelvic pain, vaginal scarring, and pain related to pelvic floor mesh.

Dr. Afuape received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Brown University. She went on to Tufts University School of Medicine where she earned her medical degree, later completing her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate Campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, and her fellowship training at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Afuape is an active member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

For more information about Dr. Afuape or to schedule an appointment at the Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, please call us at (602) 406-8222. Our fax number is 602.406.6242.

A discussion about sexual health and cancer

Cancer patients often experience sexual health issues when going through cancer treatment. At Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s, the goal is to help restore people to their lives before and after treatment, including with sexual intimacy. Dr. George Kallingal and Dr. Nicole Afuape discuss the safe space that exists at the Cancer Institute for patients to talk to their providers, discuss their concerns, and even bring in their partners if they feel comfortable.