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Sara Lenherr
( out of 104 reviews )

Sara Lenherr, MD, MS, FPMRS

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Sugar House Health Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2000

University of Utah Hospital

Urology, Area E
Salt Lake City
801-213-2700
  • Dr. Lenherr is a urologist who focuses on treatment of female incontinence and management of bladder dysfunction caused by neurologic disorders or prior surgeries. She also cares for patients with urethral diverticuli, vesicovaginal or urethral fistulas and mesh complications in the bladder or urethra. She offers all 3rd line therapies for overactive bladder. She performs many procedures in the clinic including cystourethroscopy, Bulkamid urethral bulking, botox injection into the bladder and urodynamic bladder testing with fluoroscopy. Dr. Lenherr’s patient care philosophy is centered around improvement of quality of life for those patients with bladder/voiding dysfunction. Every patient has unique goals and treatment should be tailored to balance quality and safety.

    Dr. Lenherr is board certified in both Urology and Female Pelvic and Medicine Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). She is also Program Director for the Urology Residency Program.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Urology
    American Board of Urology (Sub: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 104 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    April 20, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Very professional. Advice much appreciated.

    April 15, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Lenherr was very professional and her advice was helpful in dealing with my health issues.

    March 23, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Lenherr is very knowledgeable and qualified. Her advice was very helpful in resolving my health issues.

    March 16, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Lenherr is very knowledgeable and experienced about my health condition, and provided helpful advice.

    March 09, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Pleasant and experienced in the procedure. Thank you.

    March 09, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    I love Dr Lenherr, she¿s very personable and has a great bedside manner.

    March 07, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    I meet with Dr. Lenherr yesterday and found her to be a highly intelligent and friendly. She was able to inform me without talking down to me. She offered solutions to me condition and gave me hope for the future. She is very competent.

    March 07, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Incredible results from Dr. Lenherr.

    March 03, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Sara is a very good dr and a person that really genuinely cares about you as a person

  • Dr. Lenherr is a urologist who focuses on treatment of female incontinence and management of bladder dysfunction caused by neurologic disorders or prior surgeries. She also cares for patients with urethral diverticuli, vesicovaginal or urethral fistulas and mesh complications in the bladder or urethra. She offers all 3rd line therapies for overactive bladder. She performs many procedures in the clinic including cystourethroscopy, Bulkamid urethral bulking, botox injection into the bladder and urodynamic bladder testing with fluoroscopy. Dr. Lenherr’s patient care philosophy is centered around improvement of quality of life for those patients with bladder/voiding dysfunction. Every patient has unique goals and treatment should be tailored to balance quality and safety.

    Dr. Lenherr is board certified in both Urology and Female Pelvic and Medicine Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). She is also Program Director for the Urology Residency Program.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Urology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Urology
    American Board of Urology (Sub: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)

    Education history

    Graduate Training Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis - University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies and School of Public Health M.S.
    Health Services Research - University of Michigan Research Fellow
    Fellowship Neurourology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery - University of Michigan Fellow
    Urology - Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine Resident
    Residency General Surgery - Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine Resident
    Medicine - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine M.D.
    Undergraduate Biology - Bowdoin College B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Loftus CJ, Ratanawong JP, Myers JB, Lenherr SM, Stoffel JT, Welk B, Grove S, Elliott SP (2023). Bladder management is the top health concern among adults with a spinal cord injury. Neurourol Urodyn. (Read full article)
    2. Myers JB, Stoffel JT, Elliott SP, Welk B, Herrick JS, Lenherr SM (2023). Sex Differences in Bladder Management, Symptoms, and Satisfaction After Spinal Cord Injury. J Urol, 210(4), 659-669. (Read full article)
    3. Welk B, Lenherr S, Santiago-Lastra Y, Norman HS, Keiser MG, Elliott CS (2022). Differences in the incidence of urinary tract infections between neurogenic and non-neurogenic bladder dysfunction individuals performing intermittent catheterization. Neurourol Urodyn, 41(4), 1002-1011. (Read full article)
    4. Kasabwala K, Borofsky M, Grove S, Lenherr SM, Myers JB, Stoffel JT, Welk B, Elliott SP (2022). Association of stone surgery with patient-reported complications after spinal cord injury. Neurourol Urodyn, 41(3), 820-829. (Read full article)
    5. Stoffel JT, Barboglio-Romo P, Lenherr SM, Elliott SP, ODell D, Myers JB, Welk B (2021). Factors impacting bowel symptoms in a contemporary spinal cord injury cohort: results from the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group Registry. Spinal Cord, 59(9), 997-1002. (Read full article)
    6. Lane GI, Ellimoottil C, Wallner L, Lenherr S, Clemens JQ (2020). Patient Reported Shared Decision Making in Urology from the Surgical Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey. Urol Pract, 8(3), 341-347. (Read full article)
    7. Crescenze IM, Lenherr SM, Myers JB, Elliott SP, Welk B, ODell D, Stoffel JT (2020). Self-Reported Urological Hospitalizations or Emergency Room Visits in a Contemporary Spinal Cord Injury Cohort. J Urol, 205(2), 477-482. (Read full article)
    8. Moghalu O, Stoffel JT, Elliott S, Welk B, Lenherr S, Herrick J, Presson A, Myers J, Neurogenic Bladder Research Group (2021). Psychosocial aspects of health-related quality of life and the association with patient-reported bladder symptoms and satisfaction after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 59, 987-996. (Read full article)
    9. Rude T, Moghalu O, Stoffel J, Lenherr S, Myers JB, Elliott S, Welk B, Herrick JS, Presson AP, Ginsberg DA (2020). The Role of Health Insurance in Patient Reported Satisfaction with Bladder Management in Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Due to Spinal Cord Injury. J Urol, 205(1), 213-218. (Read full article)
    10. Theisen KM, Mann R, Roth JD, Pariser JJ, Stoffel JT, Lenherr SM, Myers JB, Welk B, Elliott SP (2020). Frequency of patient-reported UTIs is associated with poor quality of life after spinal cord injury: a prospective observational study. Spinal Cord, 58(12), 1274-1281. (Read full article)
    11. Cheng PJ, Keihani S, Roth JD, Pariser JJ, Elliott SP, Bose S, Khavari R, Crescenze I, Stoffel JT, Velaer KN, Elliott CS, Raffee SM, Atiemo HO, Kennelly MJ, Lenherr SM, Myers JB (2020). Contemporary multicenter outcomes of continent cutaneous ileocecocystoplasty in the adult population over a 10-year period: A Neurogenic Bladder Research Group study. Neurourol Urodyn, 39(6), 1771-1780. (Read full article)
    12. Welk B, Lenherr S, Elliott S, Stoffel J, Gomes CM, de Bessa J, Cintra LKL, Myers JB, Neurogenic Bladder Research Group (2020). The creation and validation of a short form of the Neurogenic Bladder Symptom Score. Neurourol Urodyn, 39(4), 1162-1169. (Read full article)
    13. Patel DP, Herrick JS, Stoffel JT, Elliott SP, Lenherr SM, Presson AP, Welk B, Jha A, Myers JB, Neurogenic Bladder Research Group NBRGorg (2019). Reasons for cessation of clean intermittent catheterization after spinal cord injury: Results from the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group spinal cord injury registry. Neurourol Urodyn, 39(1), 211-219. (Read full article)
    14. Elliott CS, Stoffel JT, Myers JB, Lenherr SM, Welk B, Elliott SP, Shem K (2019). Validation of Upper Extremity Motor Function as a Key Predictor of Bladder Management After Spinal Cord Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 100(10), 1939-1944. (Read full article)
    15. Forde BM, Roberts LW, Phan MD, Peters KM, Fleming BA, Russell CW, Lenherr SM, Myers JB, Barker AP, Fisher MA, Chong TM, Yin WF, Chan KG, Schembri MA, Mulvey MA, Beatson SA (2019). Population dynamics of an Escherichia coli ST131 lineage during recurrent urinary tract infection. Nat Commun, 10(1), 3643. (Read full article)
    16. Moses RA, Anderson RE, Kim J, Keihani S, Craig JR, Myers JB, Lenherr SM, Brant WO, Hotaling JM (2019). Erectile dysfunction management after failed phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor trial: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Transl Androl Urol, 8(4), 387-394. (Read full article)
    17. Lenherr SM, Myers JB (2019). Editorial Commentary. Urol Pract, 6(2), 116. (Read full article)
    18. Myers JB, Lenherr SM, Stoffel JT, Elliott SP, Presson AP, Zhang C, Rosenbluth J, Jha A, Patel D, Welk B, Neurogenic Bladder Research Group NBRG org (2018). The effects of augmentation cystoplasty and botulinum toxin injection on patient-reported bladder function and quality of life among individuals with spinal cord injury performing clean intermittent catheterization. Neurourol Urodyn, 38(1), 285-294. (Read full article)
    19. Anderson R, Moses R, Lenherr S, Hotaling JM, Myers J (2018). Spinal cord injury and male infertility-a review of current literature, knowledge gaps, and future research. Transl Androl Urol, 7(Suppl 3), S373-S382. (Read full article)
    20. Lenherr SM, DeCicco B, Cameron AP, Malaeb BS, Oldendorf AL, Stoffel JT, Karls EM, Clemens JQ (2014). The S-CAHPS Survey in Urology. Urol Pract, 2(1), 12-16. (Read full article)