Meet Dr. Irwin
Urogynecologist surgeon Dr. Teresa Irwin is board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS), and by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). She is the president of the Caring Center for Women, which services two locations in San Marcos and New Braunfels, TX. Dr. Irwin is the only board-certified female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon in the San Antonio and Austin, TX Corridor. As an award-winning urogynecologist, Dr. Irwin has been voted as one of "Texas' Best Doctors" by Texas Monthly in 2005 – 2007. In 2011, she was also featured as one of their "Super Doctors."
She also provides women of all ages in Central Texas with advanced female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery of the pelvic floor, and gynecologic aesthetic surgery. Her philosophy is to present extraordinary healthcare throughout a woman's life by treating the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) with care in a supportive environment, and provide a wealth of information to make quality healthcare decisions.
Skills & Specialties
Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas since 1997, Dr. Irwin has developed several specialties in her realm as a urogynecologist. In 2012, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. trained her to be a robotic gynecologic surgeon proctor and she has been training doctors to use the robotic daVinci tools ever since. At Resolute Hospital in New Braunfels, TX, they made her the chief of robotic surgery in 2016. Dr. Irwin is an expert consultant for Ethicon, Inc. and a witness for medical device litigation involving pelvic mesh.
In the operating room, she performs multiple types of pelvic floor reconstructions, anti-incontinence procedures, InterStim neuromodulation, and vaginoplasty. In her career, she has served in many different roles in the medical profession, starting as a coronary care unit charge nurse at the Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, TX from 1990 – 1992. For a year (1992 – 1993), she was a clinical research nurse in cardiology under Dr. R. W. Smalling at the University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston. During that same time, she was a critical care agency nurse with Pulse Medical Staffing in Houston, TX until 1996 when she went to medical school. From 2000 – 2003, Dr. Irwin served as the medical director for family planning clinics in Hays County and surrounding areas. She came on board at the San Marcos, TX Caring Center for Women in 2000 as an OBGYN.
Dr. Irwin is a member of the following local and national professional medical organizations:
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (FACOG), Fellow
- Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America (LVRIA), Accredited Associate
- American UroGynecologic Society (AUGS), Member
- International UroGynecologic Society (IUGA), Member
- American Medical Association (AMA), Member
- Texas Medical Association (AMA), Member
- TriCounty Medical Association, Member
Presentations & Lectures
Irwin, T. Women’s Health Care Issues, With A Focus On Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & How To Prevent As Well As Treat It. Presented at the Ladies Empowered by God's Spirit Conference, San Marcos, TX, November 2016.
Irwin, T. Gynecologic Conditions: Minimally Invasive Treatment Using Robotic Technology. Presented at the Resolute Hospital, New Braunfels, TX, May 2016.
Irwin, T. The Role of the Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgeon. Presented to Medical Explorers, San Marcos, TX, May 2015.
Irwin, T. Surgical Options for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Biofeedback Evaluation, Treatment Of Elimination Disorders, & Pelvic Floor Disorders Course. Invited to Lecture at Embassy Suites, San Marcos, TX, April 2015.
Irwin, T. Hormones & Their Relationship With Lifestyle Habits On the Body. Invited to Speak at "Walk With Doc" at the Resolute Wellness & Aquatics Center, New Braunfels, TX, March 2015.
Irwin, T. Advantages of the Robotic Assisted Surgical System (RASS). Presented at the Central Texas Medical Center, San Marcos, TX, November 2014.
Irwin, T. Factors for Deciding Optimal Surgical Treatment For Pelvic Support, Biofeedback Evaluation, Treatment Of Elimination Disorders, & Pelvic Floor Disorders Course. Lectured at Embassy Suites, San Marcos, TX, April 2014.
Irwin, T. Diagnosing & Identifying Incontinence: Addressing Innovative Medical Procedures & Treatment Options. Guest Speaker at the TriCountry Medical Society Meeting, San Marcos, TX, September 2012.
Irwin, T. The Role of Robotics in Surgery Today & Beyond. Presented at the Central Texas Medical Center, San Marcos, TX, April 2012.
Irwin, T. Women’s Health & Minimally Invasive Treatment. Presented at the Central Texas Wellness & Rejuvenation Center, San Marcos, TX, January 2012.
Irwin, T. Developing A Passion To Live Well. Guest Speaker at the McKenna Hospital, New Braunfels, TX, January 2007.
While earning a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University Texas-El Paso, College of Nursing and Allied Health, Dr. Irwin was a member of their National Honor Society, Dean's List, and their International Honor Society for Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau). Then, she went on study medicine at the University of Health Science Center at Houston and earned her Doctorate in Medicine in 1996. She was recognized as a member of their Medical Honor Society (Alpha Omega Alpha). For her internship and residency, Dr. Irwin was accepted into the OBGYN program at the Baylor College of Medicine from 1996 – 2000.
Dr. Irwin is a mother of three sons and loves to live an active lifestyle in body, mind, and spirit. She has participated in several missionary trips as a medical volunteer. In 2005 – 2007, she traveled with the First United Methodist Church group several times to Puebla, Mexico. In 2008 – 2009, Dr. Irwin volunteered twice with the St. John Catholic Church to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Her most recent missionary trip was to Kingston and Maggoty, Jamaica in March through April 2015 for Medicine in Action. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
As an exercise enthusiast, Dr. Irwin keeps her body in shape with belly dancing, Zumba, running, boot camps, and obstacle course races with her family. She was also a prior physique competitor.