Dr. Kelly Kantartzis

Dr. Kantartzis is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), specializing in minimally invasive surgical approaches to prolapse and incontinence repair.

Dr. Kantartzis was born in Toledo, Ohio and after moving across the country multiple times, finally settled in Western Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude from the honors program at The Pennsylvania State University where she studied biochemistry and molecular biology. She then graduated from medical school at the University of Pittsburgh.

After medical school, Dr. Kantartzis completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she developed a love of minimally invasive pelvic floor surgery. While in residency, she was selected twice as the resident with the best laparoscopic skillset. After residency, she stayed at Magee-Womens Hospital to further train in the management of pelvic floor disorders, completing a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She is fortunate to have been able to learn complicated vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches to the management of pelvic floor disorders from a diverse group of leaders in the field of urogynecology.

While a fellow, Dr. Kantartzis obtained a Masters degree in clinical research from the University of Pittsburgh. With this additional training, she has been able to study various surgical treatment modalities for both pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence in hopes of improving patient outcomes. She has presented her findings at multiple national conferences and published her results in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Kantartzis relocated to Arizona with her husband and daughter. By far, her favorite activity is spending time with her family, and she’s excited to be able to finally spend more time with them outdoors.



I have been very pleased and satisfied with the care and attention that I have received from your center. Everyone has been very thoughtful and most helpful in explaining the procedures and going over my particular needs. I really appreciated the time that Dr.Kantartzis took to show me the pictures , explain my situation to me and let me know my options. Thank You.


I don’t see how you can improve on an A+ rating! The facility is beautiful, the staff is friendly, and I cannot find the words to describe the difference Dr. Kantartzis, Cindy, and Andrea have made in my life. They are superb. Professional, tremendously skilled, patient, kind, and extremely caring. Under their care, I am progressing to a “new normal” that will allow me to step out into the world, confident in my bladder and pelvic floor health. I will tell everyone who will listen to me, and even some who don’t want to, about The Woman’s Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery.


I was extremely impressed with the thorough exam that Dr. Kelly Kantartzis gave me as a new patient. She had me complete medical history forms, then asked me a lot of questions, in great detail, as to what the purpose of my visit was. I sincerely felt as though she cared about me. When I went back to work, I told a lot of my female co-workers and I highly recommend her.


  • Licensure and Board Certification
  • Honors and Awards
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Publications
  • Arizona License, 2014 – current
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Board Certified 2016
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: Board Certified 2018
  • Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 2011
  • Resident Achievement Award, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 2010
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Magna Cum Laude, 2003
  • Schreyer Honors Scholar, The Pennsylvania State University
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Apical support at the time of hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse
Kantartzis KL, Turner LC, Shepherd JP, Wang L, Winger D, Lowder JL
Int Urogynecol J, 2014. 10.1007/s00192-014-2474-y.

The effect of age on complications in women undergoing minimally invasive sacral colpopexy
Turner LC, Kantartzis KL, Lowder JL, Shepherd JP
Int Urogynecol J. 2014 May 6.

Predictors of postoperative urinary retention in women undergoing minimally invasive sacral colpopexy
Turner LC, Kantartzis KL, Shepherd JP
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep 2.

Cost-effectiveness of test phase implantation strategies for Interstim™ sacral neuromodulation
Kantartzis KL, Shepherd JP
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov-Dec; 19(6): 322-7.

The introduction of laparoscopic sacral colpopexy to a fellowship training program
Kantartzis KL, Sutkin G, Winger D, Wang L, Shepherd JP
Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Nov; 24 (11): 1877-81.

Stem cell therapy for female urinary incontinence
Kantartzis KL, Moalli PA
Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep. 2013 Sept. 2(3): 123-8.

Sacral neuromodulation and intravesical botulinum toxin for refractory overactive bladder
Kantartzis K, Shepherd J
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Oct;24(5):331-6.

Menstrual suppression in the adolescent
Kantartzis KL, Sucato GS
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Jun;26(3):132-7.

Primary Amenorrhea in a Young Adult with Sickle Cell Disease:A Case Report and Brief Literature Review on Adolescent Reproductive Health and Sickle Cell Disease
Erb T, Gerschultz (Kantartzis) K, Sanfilippo, J.|
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 21:361

Eliminating monthly periods with combined hormonal contraception
Gerschultz (Kantartzis) KL, Sucato GS
Womens Health. 2007 Sep;3 (5): 541-5.

Extended cycling of combined hormonal contraceptives in adolescents: Physician views and prescribing practices
Gerschultz (Kantartzis) KL, Sucato GS, Hennon TR, Murray PJ, Gold MA
J Adolesc Health 2007; 40 (2): 151-157.

Extended cycle hormonal contraception in adolescents
Sucato GS, Gerschultz (Kantartzis) KL
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Oct; 17 (5): 461-5.

Minimizing hysterectomy costs transitioning from open to minimally invasive techniques
Shepherd JP, Kantartzis KL, Ahn K, Bonidie MJ, Lee T
Accepted, JSLS.

Adoption of robotic sacrocolpopexy at an academic institution
Bradley M, Kantartzis K, Lowder J, Winger D, Wang L, Shepherd J
Accepted, JSLS.


Hours of Operation:
Monday 7:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5 pm
Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Phone: (480) 834-5111



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