Clinical Trials and Research at Minnesota Women's Care

Dr. Ashford believes in staying at the forefront of advances in healthcare for women. As an expression of that commitment, we sometimes participate in clinical trials and research of products and treatments that offer promising results in women's health.

There may be times that an emerging technology may provide the best course of treatment for you and your condition. If appropriate, Dr. Ashford may ask if you are interested in participating in a study. (You may fill out the form below and let us know in advance if you're interested in participating in trials. We'll keep your info on file and contact you should the right situation arise.) Most often, the clinical trials and research is on products and procedures that have been through thorough testing and are nearly ready to be released. This is the final stage in the product's development.

At present, we are participating in these studies and are recruiting patients who would like to participate:

PURSUIT® - For Stress Urinary Incontinence

Minnesota Women's Care has been selected as one of the 30 sites in the country to participate in the PURSUIT clinical trial conducted by Viveve. The trial is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Viveve's treatment for the improvement of stress urinary incontinence in women.

You can read more about the PURSUIT study and its recent approval by the FDA at this link: PURSUIT Trial

If you would like to be a part of this study, please email our Pursuit Study Coordinator.


EXAIR® Prolapse Repair System versus native tissue repair for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, Exair 522 Study 2

Essure® Study

A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Essure Post-NovaSure Radiofrequency Endometrial Ablation Procedure Following a Successful Essure Confirmation Test (Essure-NovaSure PAS). Protocol Number: 16975 - ESS-NSPAS

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports

This is a new approach to the management of stress urinary incontinence. This study is in the premarket evaluation stage.

Are you interested in participating in a clinical trial?

While not every trial is right for every woman, there are times that a particular trial may be of benefit to you, to other women and to the medical community at large. Please let us know if you'd like to be contacted in the event a clinical trial is available that fits you and your particular needs.

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