Dr. Hunter


Medical School: University of Missouri – Columbia
Residency: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: University of Missouri – Columbia
Board Certification: Urogynecology
Hospital Affilation: Overland Park Regional Medical Center; Menorah Medical Center

Board-Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery located at the Urogynecology Center in Overland Park, KS.

Prior to this, Dr. Hunter worked at the premier tertiary unit in Auckland, New Zealand, specializing in urogynecology and advance laparoscopic surgery including the most complex surgical cases of endometriosis involving the bowel, bladder and ureters, mesh excision, recurrent prolapse, frozen pelvis, accepting patients from all over the country.

Dr. Hunter’s previous roles include Clinical Director Women’s HEalth, Clinical Lead minimally invasive surgery, residency coordinator, intern supervisor, Quality Safety Chairperson.

Dr. Hunter has published articles, given keynote lectures and multiple conference lectures and presentations in her field and it is a reviewer with the international Urogyn Journal as well as previous honorary clinical lecture at University of Auckland and University of Otago, New Zealand.


Conditions Treated:

  • Severe endometriosis
  • Mullerian disorders
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Mesh excision
  • Bladder pain
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Fistula
  • Perineal trauma
  • Obstetric perineal trauma

Procedures Performed

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sacrospinous fixation
  • Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy
  • Laparoscopic and vaginal sacrohysteropexy
  • Colpocleisis and obliterative procedures
  • Manchester repair
  • Anterior/posterior repair
  • Urinary incontinence procedures
  • Mesh excision
  • Fistula repair
  • Martius flap
  • Uterosacral ligament suspension
  • Cystoscopy
  • Ureteric catheter placement
  • Bladder repair
  • Peritoneal or omental flap
  • Botulinum toxin placement
  • Sacral nerve stimulator/percutaneous nerve stimulator
  • Rectovaginal endometriosis
  • Endometriosis resection involving bowel, bladder or ureters
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Tumor Biopsy

Additional Training

2015 Preceptorship; laparoscopic management of Professor Wayne Gillet, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zeland
2015 Urogynaecology Observe 11/05/15-18/05/16, Anna Rosamillia/Peter Dwyer, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Urogynaecology Observership, Professor Christopher Maher, Brisbane, Australia 01/11/10-1/12/14

Conference Proceedings

2019 Negotiating Presacral Space, Erika Hunter, UGSA workshp
2017 Sung W, Hunter E. Comparison of surgical and radiologic management of uterine fibroids. Accepted poster presentation RANZCOG ASM, Auckland, New Zealand
2015 Hyde E, Hunter E. Multidose methotrexate followed by laparoscopic cornuostomy for intersitial ectopic pregnancy. Eposter RCOG/RANZCOG ASM Brisbane
2014 Caldwell C, Hunter E Laparoscopic Vecchietti Neovagina: a case report. Video podium presentation, RANZCOG NZ ASM Queenstown
2012 Blakeney J, Hunter E Prospective case series of laparoscopic hysterectomy for large uteri over 500 grams. Podium presentation RANZCOG NZ ASM Rotorua
2012 Munu I, Hunter E Retrospective comparison of laparoscopic and abdominal hysterectomy at Southland. Poster RANCOG NZ ASM 2012
2011 Hunter E Lefort Procedure: case series. Podium presentation UrogynNZ scientific meeting Queentown, NZ

Areas of Specislization

  • Subspecialty board certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery Urogynaecology
  • Urogynaecology
  • Mullerian disorders
  • Incontinence and pelvic floor disorders
  • Minimally invasive hysterectomy and mesh complications
  • Additional training in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery
  • Extensive experience in stage 4 and Rectovaginal Endometriosis


  • Senior Clinical Lecture University of Aukland
  • Medical Student Supervisor
  • CLinical audit, research and conference participation

Awards and Honors

1996 Medical Student Teacher of the year Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Regions Hospital St.Paul, Minnesota
1994 SE Kerr Scholarship for work in Pathology University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, Missouri
1994 Pathology Fellowship University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, Missouri
1991 Honors Academic 4 year Scholarship University of Birmingham at Alabama Birmingam, Alabama

2017 Gynaecologic surgical anatomy for the surgical nurse specialist; University of Aukland RN specialist course
2016 Colpocleisis and obliterative procedures for prolapse Erika Hunter Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) ASM, Auckland NZ
2016 Implementation of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy; UGSA ASM, Auckland, NZ, laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy workship
2014 Hunter E Tissue: genetics and collagen disorders in prolapse. NZ Pelvic Floor Research Network, University of Auk\ckland, Auckland NZ

Conference Activity

2017-2020 UGSA urogynaecology workshop; laparoscopic suturing tutor
2016 Urogynaecology Society of Australasia (UGSA) Workshop, lecturer, Auckland
2015 UGSA workshop, RCOG/RANZCOG Brisbane, laparoscopic suturing tutor
2014 RANZCOG ASM Advanced laparoscopic skills workshop, Chair
2014 Hunter E Laparoscopic hysterectomy; the gold standard? Conference presentation RANZCOG NZ Queenstown

Service to Profession

2017 New Zealand Medical Council physician practice reviewer

2016 Reviewer, Wellington Annual Clinical Report

2016 Gynecology reviewer, Auckland Annual Clinical Report

2014-present Manuscript reviewer, International Urogynaecology Journal

2013-2015 RANZCOG NZ Fellow Practice Visit program, visiting reviewer

2014 Maternity Quality and Safety Program, deputy chair, Southern DBH


2017 Lin Y, Cole A, Lyes S, Hunter E Taking the tube: Uptake of salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy for begin indications Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2017:57: 193-196
2015 Hunter E Evidence based implementation and increase in the rate of laparoscopic hysterectomy. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2015; 55: 112-115

Invited Talks

2017 Where does the generalist vaginal surgeon end and the urogyaecologist begin? RANZCOG ASM 2017 Auckland, New Zealand

Our mission at the Urogynecology Center is to provide the highest level of care possible for women with incontinence, pelvic pain and/or pelvic organ prolapse. We provide this care in an individualized and highly compassionate manner, always keeping the needs of the patient in the forefront.

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Latest News

Seminar – November 2019

Dr. Butrick is holding a free seminar on urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, bladder infections, & pelvic pain disorders. The talk will include a new cold laser therapy called Sola Therapy which is a break through in the management of chronic pelvic pain. The seminar will be held at 12200 W. 106th St., ... read more

Master Surgeon – 2019

Dr. Butrick became an accredited Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Surgery. This accreditation demonstrates Dr. Butrick's  commitment and ability as a surgeon to consistently deliver the highest level of care possible and signifies that Dr. Butrick is among the best in his specialty.

Axionics – 2019

Dr. Butrick attended a meeting to provide input on a new device for sacral nerve stimulation from Axionics. This new device greatly reduces the size of a neuromodulation device battery to the approximate size of a quarter.