Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

138 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Ingrid E. Nygaard, M.D., M.S.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

138 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-1950
University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Ingrid Nygaard, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained Urogynecologist. After practicing in the area of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Iowa for 15 years, she joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2006. Her clinical practice focuses on the care of women with pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and problems related to childbirth and to complications of other pelvic surgeries. With her partners, she offers the full spectrum of non-surgical, surgical and diagnostic care for women with these disorders. She is a past-president of the American Urogynecologic Society. Dr. Nygaard completed her residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. The primary focus of her research, conducted with investigators from Bioengineering, Exercise Science and Biostatistics, is to understand the association between physical activity and pelvic floor disorders in women. She also conducts clinical trials to compare the effectiveness of different therapies for pelvic floor disorders.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor
Academic Divisions Urogynecology
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surg)

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
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Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

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August 24, 2012

so glad to have found a doctor who treats this specific problem

August 22, 2012

Dr. Nygaard was excellent! She explained everything very well and made me at ease.

July 18, 2012

Personable and efficient

July 09, 2012

explained everything and talked about concerns and even ask my husband if he had questions

July 02, 2012

I already recommended Ingrid to a friend.

July 02, 2012

This was the first time that anyone really sat down and explained things in detail as to what was going on inside my body. She had a diagram and explained things thoroughly so that I REALLY understood the situation. Thank you, Ingrid.

June 11, 2012

Dr. Nygaard is a very caring and kind physician who provides excellent patient care and exhibits true concern for her patients - their comfort and health.

May 17, 2012

Dr. Nygaard is so warm and genuine. I really felt she actually cared about me as a person and wanted to make sure I understood everything. I have had a very pleasant experience dealing with her and her staff. I would recommend them all very highly!

March 06, 2012

Wow. I am so impressed with Dr. Nygaard and her staff and the hospital staff. I loved Dr. Nygaard's enthusiasm and concern, and letting me make the decision about surgery. Excellent experience with every single person I met at the clinic or the hospital.

February 15, 2012

I have rarely had such a good experience with a doctor. She answered my questions, took time to explain, and made an exam that could have been embarassing very matter-of-fact.

February 07, 2012

I was so impressed by the great professionalism of the doctor and her staff.

February 02, 2012

Extra time was taken to give me quick procedure. I was very impressed that they were able to work me in and answer questions about what I should do for follow up care. Dr. Nygaard and her nurse are very caring and knowledgeable.

January 19, 2012

The entire staff and the care provider were extremely caring and knowledgeable. I felt that I was in good hands. I got information that was new to me - and I wasn't as prepared with questions as I would have liked to be. 20-20 hindsight. As far as instructions for followup care - I was given a note to go to physical therapy and told that it might take care of one of my problems but not the other - the one I find most disconcerting. I guess I am supposed to go to pt and go from there -- but I am a little unclear on "what next" and timeline.

January 12, 2012

There was a world of difference in the the first physician I saw in Idaho Falls (who said "This is what I am going to do.") and Dr. Nygaard (who said, "This is what we found - these are your options.")

January 11, 2012

Dr Nygard is trying to find the right treatment for my problem

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Prolapse
  • Epidemiology
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Related to Childbirth
  • Surgical Randomized Trials

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor
Academic Divisions Urogynecology
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surg)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Ingrid Nygaard, MD, MS (Epidemiology), is a tenured Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah. Nygaard is Past-President of the American Urogynecologic Society, Vice-Chair of the University of Utah Institutional Review Board, Principal Investigator for 2 NIH-sponsored R01 research projects, and is a Consultant Editor for Obstetrics and Gynecology, the primary general journal in this field. The primary focus of her research, conducted with investigators from Bioengineering, Exercise Science and Biostatistics, is to understand the association between physical activity and abdominal forces, and pelvic floor disorders in women.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Iowa
Fellowship Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale
Advanced Gynecologic Surgery
Residency University of Michigan
Internship University of Michigan
Professional Medical University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Undergraduate University of Missouri - Rolla
Life Sciences
Undergraduate University of Missouri - Columbia


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Barber MD, Chen Z, Lukacz E, Markland A, Wai C, Brubaker L, Nygaard I, Weidner A, Janz NK, Spino C (2011). Further validation of the short form versions of the pelvic floor Distress Inventory (PFDI) and pelvic floor impact questionnaire (PFIQ). Neurourol Urodyn, 30(4), 541-6.
  2. Nygaard I, Brubaker L, Chai TC, Markland AD, Menefee SA, Sirls L, Sutkin G, Zimmern P, Arisco A, Huang L, Tennstedt S, Stoddard A (2011). Risk factors for urinary tract infection following incontinence surgery. Int Urogynecol J, 22(10), 1255-65.
  3. Dyer KY, Xu Y, Brubaker L, Nygaard I, Markland A, Rahn D, Chai TC, Stoddard A, Lukacz E (2011). Minimum important difference for validated instruments in women with urge incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn, 30(7), 1319-24.
  4. Handa VL, Whitcomb E, Weidner AC, Nygaard I, Brubaker L, Bradley CS, Paraiso MF, Schaffer J, Zyczynski HM, Zhang M, Richter HE (2011). Sexual function before and after non-surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 17(1), 30-35.
  5. Richter HE, Kenton K, Huang L, Nygaard I, Kraus S, Whitcomb E, Chai TC, Lemack G, Sirls L, Dandreo KJ, Stoddard A (2010). The impact of obesity on urinary incontinence symptoms, severity, urodynamic characteristics and quality of life. J Urol, 183(2), 622-8.
  6. Richter HE, Albo ME, Zyczynski HM, Kenton K, Norton PA, Sirls LT, Kraus SR, Chai TC, Lemack GE, Dandreo KJ, Varner RE, Menefee S, Ghetti C, Brubaker L, Nygaard I, Khandwala S, Rozanski TA, Johnson H, Schaffer J, Stoddard AM, Holley RL, Nager CW, Moalli P, Mueller E, Arisco AM, Corton M, Tennstedt S, Chang TD, Gormley EA, Litman HJ (2010). Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral slings for stress incontinence. N Engl J Med, 362(22), 2066-76.
  7. Brubaker L, Barber MD, Nygaard I, Nager CW, Varner E, Schaffer J, Visco A, Meikle S, Spino C (2010). Quantification of vaginal support: are continuous summary scores better than POPQ stage? Am J Obstet Gynecol, 203(5), 512.e1-6.
  8. Coleman TJ, Hsu Y, Nygaard IE, Raynes J, Gordon K, Kumathe M, Hitchcock RW (2010). A Gel filled intravaginal transducer for extended measurements of intra-abdominal pressure. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2010, 1852-5.
  9. Rosenbluth EM, Johnson PJ, Hitchcock RW, Nygaard IE (2010). Development and testing of a vaginal pressure sensor to measure intra-abdominal pressure in women. Neurourol Urodyn, 29(4), 532-5.
  10. Richter HE, Burgio KL, Brubaker L, Nygaard IE, Ye W, Weidner A, Bradley CS, Handa VL, Borello-France D, Goode PS, Zyczynski H, Lukacz ES, Schaffer J, Barber M, Meikle S, Spino C (2010). Continence pessary compared with behavioral therapy or combined therapy for stress incontinence: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol, 115(3), 609-17.
  11. Barber MD, Brubaker L, Nygaard I, Wheeler TL 2nd, Schaffer J, Chen Z, Spino C (2009). Defining success after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Obstet Gynecol, 114(3), 600-9.
  12. Handa VL, Nygaard I, Kenton K, Cundiff GW, Ghetti C, Ye W, Richter HE (2009). Pelvic organ support among primiparous women in the first year after childbirth. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct, 20(12), 1407-11.
  13. Johnson PJ, Rosenbluth EM, Nygaard IE, Parikh MK, Hitchcock RW (2009). Development of a novel intra-vaginal transducer with improved dynamic response. Biomed Microdevices, 11(6), 1213-21.
  14. Wei J, Nygaard I, Richter H, Brown M, Barber M, Xiao Xu, Kenton K, Nager C, Schaffer J, Visco A, Weber A (2009). Outcomes following vaginal prolapse repair and mid urethral sling (OPUS) trial--design and methods. Clin Trials, 6(2), 162-71.
  15. Nager CW, Richter HE, Nygaard I, Paraiso MF, Wu JM, Kenton K, Atnip SD, Spino C (2009). Incontinence pessaries: size, POPQ measures, and successful fitting. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct, 20(9), 1023-8.
  16. Nygaard I, Handa VL, Brubaker L, Borello-France D, Wei J, Wells E, Goode P (2008). Changes in physical activity after abdominal sacrocolpopexy for advanced pelvic organ prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 198(5), 570.e1-5.
  17. Brubaker L, Richter HE, Visco A, Mahajan S, Nygaard I, Braun TM, Barber MD, Menefee S, Schaffer J, Weber AM, Wei J (2008). Refractory idiopathic urge urinary incontinence and botulinum A injection. J Urol, 180(1), 217-22.
  18. Nygaard I, Barber MD, Burgio KL, Kenton K, Meikle S, Schaffer J, Spino C, Whitehead WE, Wu J, Brody DJ (2008). Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in US women. JAMA, 300(11), 1311-6.
  19. Bradley CS, Zimmerman MB, Wang Q, Nygaard IE (2008). Vaginal descent and pelvic floor symptoms in postmenopausal women: a longitudinal study. Obstet Gynecol, 111(5), 1148-53.
  20. Bradley CS, Kenton KS, Richter HE, Gao X, Zyczynski HM, Weber AM, Nygaard IE (2008). Obesity and outcomes after sacrocolpopexy. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 199(6), 690.e1-8.
  21. Nygaard I, Kreder K, Mueller E, Brubaker L, Goode P, Visco A, Weber AM, Cundiff G, Wei J (2007). Does urethral competence affect urodynamic voiding parameters in women with prolapse? Neurourol Urodyn, 26(7), 1030-5.
  22. Bradley CS, Kennedy CM, Turcea AM, Rao SS, Nygaard IE (2007). Constipation in pregnancy: prevalence, symptoms, and risk factors. Obstet Gynecol, 110(6), 1351-7.
  23. Bradley CS, Zimmerman MB, Qi Y, Nygaard IE (2007). Natural history of pelvic organ prolapse in postmenopausal women. Obstet Gynecol, 109(4), 848-54.
  24. Nygaard I, Handa V, Brubaker L, Borello-France D, Wei J, Wells E, Weber AM (2007). Physical activity in women planning sacrocolpopexy. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct, 18(1), 33-7.
  25. Brubaker L, Cundiff GW, Fine P, Nygaard I, Richter HE, Visco AG, Zyczynski H, Brown MB, Weber AM (2006). Abdominal sacrocolpopexy with Burch colposuspension to reduce urinary stress incontinence. N Engl J Med, 354(15), 1557-66.


  1. Abrams P, Andersson KE, Birder L, Brubaker L, Cardozo L, Chapple C, Cottenden A, Davila W, de Ridder D, Dmochowski R, Drake M, Dubeau C, Fry C, Hanno P, Smith JH, Herschorn S, Hosker G, Kelleher C, Koelbl H, Khoury S, Madoff R, Milsom I, Moore K, Newman D, Nitti V, Norton C, Nygaard I, Payne C, Smith A, Staskin D, Tekgul S, Thuroff J, Tubaro A, Vodusek D, Wein A, Wyndaele JJ (2010). Fourth International Consultation on Incontinence Recommendations of the International Scientific Committee: Evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and fecal incontinence. [Review]. Neurourol Urodyn, 29(1), 213-40.
  2. Nygaard I (2010). Clinical practice. Idiopathic urgency urinary incontinence. [Review]. N Engl J Med, 363(12), 1156-62.


  1. Nygaard I (2009). The gold standard. Neurourol Urodyn, 28(6), 481; discussion 482.
  2. Nygaard I (2007). Marketed vaginal mesh kits: rampant experimentation or improved quality of care? Thoughts following the 2006 AUGS meeting by AUGS president Ingrid Nygaard, M.D. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct, 18(5), 483-4.

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