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Matthew A. Barker

Matthew A. Barker, MD, FACOG

Urogynecology, Surgery, and Gynecology
4.6 / 5 (Based on 248 Ratings) 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.“

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 10, 2020
The care i have received from Avera has been wonderful. This last visit just seemed a bit rushed.
October 07, 2020
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.
September 19, 2020
It was the PA we saw who was great. She gave us the option to also speak with the Dr.
September 16, 2020
Very knowledgeable about my situation and explained proceedure very well
September 16, 2020
The nurse that I first met with was very professional and kind - the Dr or PA was not sure of her name and a medical student was present - took the time to listen to my concerns and was very understanding -
September 15, 2020
Dr Barker & his staff are the BEST!! I highly recommend them!!
September 15, 2020
I appreciate the informed and courteous treatment as well as the expert medical advice given me. Thank you.
September 14, 2020
I know if I have any other problems. I will go to Avera
September 12, 2020
It would be nice that the ? I asked would really be taken seriously.
September 11, 2020
Everyone was very pleasant and friendly! I would recommend this clinic and all it's staff to anyone needing care!
September 11, 2020
The staff is always prompt and very caring.
September 11, 2020
Great experience. Dr Barker and his nurse are highly professional yet very friendly and caring.
September 11, 2020
great, as always. Thank you
September 03, 2020
i was impressed with how efficent and personal everyone was!To do both can be difficult.
September 02, 2020
The doctor and PA helped me resolve my problem I immediately without trying other things
August 30, 2020
The nurse told my daughter there was no liver failure in my records. If she knew what she was doing she could have seen I have been dealing with this since2018
August 24, 2020
My experience was great. I had a problem after surgery and they we right on it. I felt very confident with my care. I would definitely tell people to use your hospital.
August 23, 2020
My first visit to this new site. I was very impressed with my visit there,
August 22, 2020
I have MRKH and Dr. Barker is the only doctor that I've ever seen that has been so knowledgeable about my condition. I love how he listens to all of my concerns. I always feel comfortable bringing up my concerns with the nurse and Dr. Barker.
August 18, 2020
I had a PA and she was very imformative
August 15, 2020
The staff here is so awesome! Never once made me feel uncomfortable. Always listened to my concerns and questions. The person at the scheduling desk was beyond great. Friendly and so helpful!
August 10, 2020
Patient services was amazing about scheduling, explaining surgery and listening to my concerns
August 08, 2020
It went very well...appreciate the help!
August 07, 2020
Everything was just fine!
August 07, 2020
I saw Dr just when COVID began. I felt he was more concerned sbout thst than what I was seeing him for. I was given a packet of material
August 06, 2020
Always very good.
August 04, 2020
Dr. Barker and few of the nurses sincerely care.... AMAZING TEAM!! Thankful for how much they care!
August 01, 2020
All people in Dr. Barker's clinic are wonderful!
August 01, 2020
Nurse made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable difficult visit
July 30, 2020
Competent, friendly staff
July 29, 2020
Thanks for all the extra precautions to make us feel safe .
July 24, 2020
I had an appointment with Dr. Barker twice but ended up seeing a PA who I don't feel is the best. She may be learning but when the appointment is made with him I expect to see him.
July 24, 2020
I have no complaints about this provider or his nurses. Always respectful.
July 21, 2020
Everyone was very, professional
July 19, 2020
Appreciated the expertise of the provider.
July 15, 2020
Great Job
July 14, 2020
My appointment was scheduled for 11:00 AM and I did not see the Nurse/ Doctor until 12:30.
July 10, 2020
This was a telemedicine consultation
July 08, 2020
The Nurse And Nurse Praction were Friendly, efficient, and compassionate
June 30, 2020
I was expecting to see Dr. Barker this time, but didn't happen because he was busy with other patients.
June 27, 2020
June 27, 2020
Listened and answered my questions thoroughly
June 24, 2020
They are always friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.
June 21, 2020
over all my experience was good,
June 20, 2020
I didn't see Dr. Barker this visit, only the nurse & the P.A.
June 20, 2020
I would recommend Dr Barker to everyone I know!
June 18, 2020
That there shud be a call button given when left alone on the procedure table
June 15, 2020
I did not know that you had moved and I showed up at the other clinic on time but by the time I got crosstown to your new location it was 30 minutes past the appointment time which through off the schedule I'm sure and my weight I am was way longer than usual. But as always everyone is so kind and very very nice and shows concern and also will listen when you talk. Thank you for your time.
June 14, 2020
I have great appreciation and respect for Dr. Barker and the clinic staff.
June 12, 2020
I would recommend this place to everyone Alwaus treated good
June 09, 2020
I really appreciate the care that was given me to solve a problem after nearly 3 years. Plus contacting and lining up free Lyft rides for me
June 09, 2020
Staff was great and very knowable, caring and very respectable of my care.
May 25, 2020
Doing just fine
May 12, 2020
Everyone is great. The office should be publicly recognized for the care that they give.
May 01, 2020
This was a phone appt. Not like having a person to person visit. Tx for All you do for others.
April 09, 2020
all right
March 26, 2020
why do I have to sit 30 minutes Told arrive 7:30 Didn't get to me till8:05
March 23, 2020
Great caring staff
March 21, 2020
Whenever I see this provider, I feel very good about the excellent, professional care I am receicing, in the most friendly way.
March 19, 2020
What a great group of providers, nursing, and medical staff at Avera Urogynecology. I was very nervous about my procedure and they made me feel comfortable and at ease with my experience. What a great group of professional, kind and caring individuals. My stay at Avera Specialty hospital was a very positive experience. I would highly recommend them if you ever need their services.
March 16, 2020
When I checked in for my appointment I went to the center area, where the sign above said Urology & something else? I told here I was there to see Dr. Barker & had confirmed via email. After checking in she told me to sit in I think it was C-D area? I did & she gave me a clipboard to fill out pages of "joint & muscle information. I did, but wondered why? I say there quite awhile waiting, finally a nurse approached me from behind & asked me who I was, she had been looking for me. It was chaotic!
March 15, 2020
Atmosohere help to heal my anxiety
March 13, 2020
I love how Dr Barker explains things to me. His staff is thorough, usually a smile.
March 12, 2020
At times the providers and staff seemed rushed and I felt like they didn't take the time to understand my concerns.
March 12, 2020
The new building seems almost like a factory, the facility is very impersonal and spread out, cold impression. The receptionists and PA's and all staff are very warm and welcoming as usual however.
March 11, 2020
I was treated very well from everyone thsnk uou all fot all you do
March 04, 2020
March 02, 2020
I received excellent care but my appt was at 9:30 and I didnt see the NP until about 10:45. I'm pretty sure I was scheduled to see the Dr but seeing the NP was just fine because they are very nice and knowledgeable.
March 01, 2020
So happy I found this clinic. It is a great place.
February 15, 2020
i've been told the same thing over and over again and nothing is changing
February 03, 2020
Dr Barkers and all of his staff treat you with the utmost respect and make you feel at home.
January 29, 2020
It was a long wait
December 22, 2019
Dr Barker and his staff are wonderful to work with.
December 15, 2019
Dr. Matthew Barker is such a gift to his patients. His empathy and knowledge treat the whole patient. He cares about his patients well being and isn't dismissive of their experiences. Do everything you can to keep him practicing medicine because his impact his exponential.
December 11, 2019
Great job
December 07, 2019
This group is exceptional.
December 06, 2019
I felt like I mostly saw the nurses
December 06, 2019
My thanks for getting me in to the appointment quickly
December 05, 2019
The time spent on me by Doctor Barker and his staff gave me hope that I would have a positive outcome in time and the attention to details and response were exceptional. Much appreciated

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