Dr. Matthew Barker - Urogynecologist in Sioux Falls, SD
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Matthew A. Barker

Matthew A. Barker, MD, FACOG

Urogynecology, Surgery, and Gynecology
4.7 / 5 (Based on 365 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.

Experience

Education

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certified-Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Reviews

August 06, 2021
Dr Barker and his PAs and nurses are always so nice and informative. I'm very happy with the care I have received from them!
August 06, 2021
I wait for an hour to be seen once in the examine room. I had to call in order for someone to come see me
August 05, 2021
Entire staff was courteous and respectfull
August 04, 2021
Awesome team
August 01, 2021
Very great care overall
July 31, 2021
Very kind, very efficient. Very patient
July 28, 2021
There always nice and share a smile I drive from Deadwood SD because I receive great care. Dr. Barker has been a life saver for me. His staff is always the best also.Thanks for the great care.
July 27, 2021
Dr. Barker and staff are the best! Thank you for helping me!
July 27, 2021
I should of seen the doctor more often
July 15, 2021
The nurses were very good at what they did and were kind and considerate.
July 14, 2021
Always very professional and caring
July 09, 2021
very friendly nurses from home towns
July 07, 2021
So far,so good
July 04, 2021
I have no complaints.
July 02, 2021
Very good.
June 30, 2021
Pleasant staff. Listened to my questions and gave me understandable(?) answers. Appointment went smoothly from start to finish.
June 23, 2021
Everybody I encountered on my last visit was very friendly, competent, and very well organized.
June 21, 2021
Dr Barker seemed in a hurry and I was interrupting his day. Not caring how I feel and just not very caring. I do not want to go back.
June 18, 2021
All is good??
June 17, 2021
Good and professional
May 29, 2021
I love this place and all these people. Everyone is so caring and compassionate.
May 26, 2021
Very good listeners
May 25, 2021
Everyone at Avera are very caring and address all of your questions and concerns.
May 24, 2021
I had a very good experience but I did not see the doctor with whom I had an appointment.
May 14, 2021
I appreciate that they are looking into more options for me
May 07, 2021
Procedure properly done
May 04, 2021
Dr. Barker and his staff are excellent. They are both compassionate and professional. I give them the highest accolades.
May 01, 2021
Dr Barker's whole staff was The Best. Dr Barker and the nurse I can't remember her name
April 27, 2021
He is the best!!
April 20, 2021
Great job
April 20, 2021
I feel so safe and confident that I will get the care I need. Everyone is so caring.
April 17, 2021
The tech who assisted him was very helpful. I really enjoyed her!
April 14, 2021
I'm not how my appointment got canceled but it was great that they got me in anyway.
April 12, 2021
We were happy to get in with the Dr so quickly after registering, literally no wait.
April 10, 2021
Everything was excellent
April 02, 2021
I saw this provider a few years ago & I admittedly didn't have great feelings about it at the time. But I have to say that in the past few months, I've seen Dr. Barker/ his team 3 or 4 times and it's been so wonderful. They have been helpful, attentive & compassionate. They've taken the time to educate me about my physical situation & I feel very much like we're on a good path towards resolution. They have really been a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating/ painful/ challenging situation. I am grateful!
March 31, 2021
Love the results
March 30, 2021
Very good experience
March 30, 2021
Wait time was minimal. I appreciated staff introducing themselves. I recently visited another clinic. I wasn't sure who was caring for me, they didn't even wear name tags. t
March 27, 2021
Dr Barker and his entire staff are so amazing and caring!!
March 26, 2021
He's honest and listens to patients concerns.
March 24, 2021
I'm always impressed with level of attentiveness & knowledge of everyone.
March 09, 2021
Avera Urogynecology is a top notch group of healthcare providers. So grateful!
March 09, 2021
Very personable and informative staff
February 28, 2021
My recent brief appt was to simply draw a sample for analysis. The physician is a specialist in his field and has very professional, trusted staff. No complaints here..
February 24, 2021
I was impressed with all aspects of my urology appointment yesterday. Very thorough and caring nurses! I'm in great hands.
February 24, 2021
Dr. Barker and his team were wonderful!
February 20, 2021
They were very thorough
February 18, 2021
I appreciate that the appointment was right on time.
February 08, 2021
This was my first time here. They were very thorough!
February 07, 2021
Everyone is so helpful and most of all friendly with a smile!
February 07, 2021
Everyone I talked to was very helpful and very courteous.
February 04, 2021
receptionist was very pleasant and easy to talk to.
January 30, 2021
There are things that have not been explained to me. I have a Ph.D. so can understand and would like to be told about all things.
January 29, 2021
Fabulous, detailed, 1st class care, Thank you Dr Barker and staff. I appreciate you!
January 28, 2021
Long wait time to talk w/surgical scheduler
January 27, 2021
I was treated very nicely at this visit. However, today I was unable to follow the instructions. I will continue to try to be successful later today . I did feel comfortable with every thing I was told.
January 26, 2021
The provider took extra time to explain other alternatives I might have if the current treatment did not completely reach my goals. Pros and cons of each alternative presented. Very truthful about possibility of current treatment working.
January 23, 2021
Doctor Barker and staff are very personable, and professional.I appreciate Doctor Barkers concern for my well being emotional and medical. From the time I walked into the front door until I left...I felt comfortable even with this virus going on..Everything was clean and in order. I appreciate the signs of reminders of keeping others safe. Also I was there for prayer time, which means the world to me. Thank you healthcare workers!!! Keep doing a wonderful job Avera...
January 21, 2021
Great staff, great experience.
January 21, 2021
Everybody was helpful
January 19, 2021
Dr. Barker and his staff are excellent. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
January 13, 2021
They listened to all my concerns and made me feel comfortable.
January 12, 2021
Dr Barker and his team are very caring and I would recommend him to anyone who would require him as their Doctor!!
January 12, 2021
I appreciated the successful treatment that I received.
January 12, 2021
Great people and greatcare
January 12, 2021
Very Nice Staff & Dr.
January 09, 2021
Wonderful place
January 07, 2021
I appreciate the kindness and understanding that was demonstrated to me during my appointment
January 05, 2021
The team is phenomenal!! They make my visits so stress free and has an amazing personality. Nursing staff are also great!!
December 11, 2020
Didn't know this good was possible
December 10, 2020
people were wonderful
December 08, 2020
I have recommend Dr. Barker and the Avera clinic to friends. I am very pleased with him and his staff.
December 06, 2020
I'm very impressed with Dr. Barker.
December 05, 2020
Appointments on time.
December 04, 2020
Saw the nurse today and we talked about my condition and she explained about my condition and how soon I can have Botox again! Very pleased with the help I'm getting!!
December 04, 2020
They were all very helpful and kind.
December 04, 2020
I love my nurse and of course Dr Barker.
December 01, 2020
I could not have asked for better care
November 24, 2020
Friendly
November 23, 2020
Super dr nd excellent nurses !
November 20, 2020
This a phenomenal provider.
November 17, 2020
Always very professional! Very happy with the visits and very convenient for the time of the health of our region. Appreciate the service.
November 15, 2020
This was a tele-med visit...and other then a few technical difficulties...everything went very well.
November 14, 2020
Would have liked to have a different outcome...we will see
November 14, 2020
It was a phone appointment not actual office visit.
November 11, 2020
I was very pleased the provider didn't just brush off my concerns and truly listened to what I had to say.
November 03, 2020
Felt good about what they decided to do for treatment .
October 30, 2020
They are all very nice.
October 29, 2020
Very good experience. Was happy someone finally listened to me and helped me.
October 28, 2020
After listening to me, he double checked something and fixed it for me!
October 27, 2020
THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING TELEMED FOR LAST APPT. I GREATLY APPRECIATED THE EXTRA TIME THE APPT TOOK.
October 17, 2020
The whole team made me feel very comfortable & I was very pleased with the way they were so caring!
October 10, 2020
The care i have received from Avera has been wonderful. This last visit just seemed a bit rushed.
October 07, 2020
THE PERSON TALKED A LITTLE TOO FAST FOR ME BUT I DID UNDERSTAND HER
October 04, 2020
First time this has happened but I feel nurse missed me in the lineup. Had an 8:15 appointment. After 6 other people got called back before me and it is now 8:45 I asked if I had been forgotten. She assured me I hadn't but when she finally took me back at 8:50 I was put in an odd little room. Didn't have any of the things out that the doctor would need for my visit. I know she missed me in the lineup and it messed up my places I needed tone the rest of the day
October 01, 2020
I was limited in time - staff listened to my request provide excellent timely care and unanticipated boat from Barker that completed the consult NP and nurse both provided excellent professional care!
September 29, 2020
Felt at ease regarding procedure. Everything was explained well.
September 29, 2020
Best of care!
September 25, 2020
I have never had a bad experience
September 22, 2020
I think there was a mix up during my first surgery. I thought I was getting a "pestary" but he was thinking about surgery. I did get it straightened out by asking the nurse. So it was fine.

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