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Dominique El-Khawand, MD, FACOG

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

Growing up I dreamed of a career that combines science and human interaction. I found medicine to be the perfect combination that allows me to apply scientifically proven methods to impact patients' lives. My specialty addresses conditions that are not life threatening, but that negatively affect women's quality of life causing discomfort, distress and inability of perform or enjoy daily activities. I find gratitude in helping my patients feel better about themselves and see their quality of life improving. My best reward is when a patient tell me "you gave me my life back!"

What I want my patients to know about me:

I always take great care of my patients and treat them the same way I would treat my own sister or mother. I will always have their interests in mind. I respect their privacy, listen carefully to their concerns, meticulously review their medical history and perform a detailed examination in order to formulate an accurate diagnosis of their conditions. I spend ample time explaining the condition and discussing the treatment options using visual aids and educational handouts and I make sure to answer all of their questions to their satisfaction, while involving them in medical decision process.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

Outside of work, I enjoy playing music (percussion), staying in touch with friends and family, travel, and outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, and road trips. Although I found a new home in the USA, I travel to my native country Lebanon two to three times a year to visit my large family (I am one of 9 children, I have 4 nieces and nephews, and dozens of cousins). My mother has a special place in my heart as she dedicated her life to raising us with great values.

Clinical Interests

  • DaVinci Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Overactive Bladder (urinary urgency and/or frequency)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (feeling/seeing a bulge coming out of the vagina)
  • Suburethral Sling Procedure
  • Urinary Incontinence (leakage of urine)
  • Urinary Incontinence Procedures
  • Uterovaginal Prolapse Repair
  • Other Urogynecology Concerns

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology | Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology | Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Lebanese University-Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Clinical Training: Lebanese University-Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Internship Program: St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Residency Program: St Elizabeth Health Center | Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Residency Program: LSU Health Sciences Center | Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Fellowship Program: Drexel University College of Medicine | Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • Apple Hill Surgical Center
  • WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • WellSpan Health & Surgery Center (HAN)
  • WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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