Matthew A. Barker

Matthew A. Barker, MD, FACOG

Urogynecology, Surgery, and Gynecology
4.7 / 5 (Based on 377 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

“Caring for my patients starts with building trust by listening and being honest and sincere. I hope they feel like they’re in a safe, caring environment with people who truly want to help them.“

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Office Information

About Me

Region’s Only Urogynecologist

As the region’s first and only fellowship-trained and board-certified urogynecologist, Dr. Barker provides specialized care for women with pelvic floor disorders.

Areas of Interest

  • Incontinence or loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Prolapse of the bladder, rectum, uterus or vagina
  • Complications from prior pelvic surgery
  • Emptying disorders
  • Pelvic pain including bladder or urethral pain
  • Overactive bladder
  • Female sexual dysfunction

Treatment Options

  • Botox therapy
  • MonaLisa Touch™ painless vaginal laser treatment
  • Hidden Scar hysterectomy
  • Neuromodulation therapy
  • Nonsurgical therapies
  • Physical therapy and biofeedback
  • Robotic-assisted surgery

Urogynecologic Surgeon

If your condition requires surgery, count on Dr. Barker’s extensive training in vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgery. He specializes in female reconstructive surgery for incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Sexual Medicine Program

In collaboration with Avera Cancer Institute and providers across the Avera system, Dr. Barker offers the region’s first and only Sexual Medicine Program. This innovative program provides comprehensive and holistic care for women who experience pain during intercourse following cancer treatment, birth, surgery or trauma.

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Personal Advice & Interests

Dr. Barker advises patients to take time to sit back, relax and enjoy life. In his free time, Dr. Barker enjoys spending time with his family, riding horses and reading.



University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, Obstetrics & Gynecology


Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery


  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board Certified-Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery


October 29, 2022
I was totally impressed with my whole experience with Dr. Barker and his team!
October 28, 2022
I had seen the PA and Dr. Barker both at my visit. The PA is very good at what she does and is very caring. Dr. Barker has been consistently concerned about my condition but last time seemed somewhat frustrated that I wasn't feeling well yet.
October 28, 2022
Drove 90 miles for something that could have been done on the phone
October 20, 2022
Speaks fast but at a good level of language. Not over my head.
October 15, 2022
I was not given any options (maybe there is only one). I didn't feel the doctor explained my upcoming treatment well. He handed me a folder and said this Is what he Is recommending. And since I'm new at this I didn't know what questions to ask.
October 12, 2022
Good care
October 12, 2022
October 06, 2022
Very impressed and felt Dr had my best interest and health at heart. Took time to listen and explain.
October 06, 2022
It was good to voice your questions and get answers from them.
October 02, 2022
Dr and practioner both acted like they were mocking me and didn't want to hear anything from me
September 30, 2022
Dr was kind and informative about my health concerns and questions. The health plan going forward was well explained.
September 29, 2022
The nurse I met with was professional, took time to provide literature regarding a possible future therapy.
September 20, 2022
She was very sympathetic & very knowledgeable.
September 18, 2022
I continue to highly recommend Dr. Barker to everyone needing his type of care!! He is truly the BEST!!
September 17, 2022
Dr. Barker is very knowledgeable and professional and made me feel at ease.
September 14, 2022
September 12, 2022
Dr. Barker gave me options that I could do. He did a lot of explaining so it all helps.
August 31, 2022
Dr Barker and his team are all excellent and very caring in all aspects.
August 29, 2022
Already have recommended him
August 20, 2022
Again I'm always pleased with my care, they are very friendly and check on any of my concerns.They make sure that if they can't answer my question that they find who can.
August 13, 2022
Excellent provider, always expresses concern for me
August 13, 2022
PA was fine. Dr. Barker was great.
August 09, 2022
I have been a patient at his clinic and have been well satisfied by their care.
August 06, 2022
Very good!
August 03, 2022
I felt comfortable with care provider
August 01, 2022
I would only go there and highly recommend them
July 31, 2022
July 28, 2022
Excellent over all care & attention to detail of my concerns .
July 27, 2022
I think Dr Barker is great. He just tells ya like it is and doesn't try to get you to do something your you don't care for. I'd recommend him to anyone.
July 03, 2022
June 28, 2022
Sensed a real warmth and caring attitude from all involved
June 25, 2022
Lots of info to process that was a bit overwhelming at first.
June 22, 2022
Very excellent staff!
June 14, 2022
They were very good
June 13, 2022
Dr. Barker and his assistants are excellent. Very prompt and very considerate about helping you and taking care of you. I would highly recommend them.
June 02, 2022
Very knowledgeable, kind, and understanding, and thorough.
May 28, 2022
Checkup-No Problems
May 23, 2022
Dr Barker and his assistants are very patient and listen to any concerns. I feel very confident I am getting the best care possible. I would recommend Dr Barker to anyone requiring his type of specialty.
May 20, 2022
Excellent group of professionals!!
May 17, 2022
This time they were very good but first time not so great so to average out I might not recommend or do it with an explanation
May 17, 2022
The providers are doing tests/evaluations as to what is the root cause of my problem. The explanations that were given were concise, informative and done with great professionalism. I asked questions and they made me feel that 'no question was too dumb'.
May 12, 2022
Very good communication by all team members.
May 07, 2022
They all made me feel so at ease.
May 02, 2022
Md did talk fast, little overwhelming with students in room and trying to focus on conversation
April 16, 2022
The clinic and all related parties have been exceptional. We are from out of town though - so recommendations would be specialized to specific friends/family who may be experiencing the same medical history.
April 05, 2022
He talked fast. I had to ask several questions on what he told me so I could write them down.
March 06, 2022
Overall great experience and very pleasant
March 04, 2022
February 24, 2022
Excellent care at this clinic
February 13, 2022
I had the nurse practitioner and the physician see me during the visit. Both were very courteous and respectful and responsive to my questions.

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