Specializing In Providing Personal Fertility Choices
I am a fertility surgeon who has exclusively dedicated my career to helping men and women with their fertility goals. My specialization is in tubal ligation reversal surgery, Essure sterilization reversal and Essure device removal.
I also provide Gentle Touch Vasectomy (no-needle and no-scalpel) and microsurgical mini-incision vasectomy reversal. I am proud to be the first physician in the Carolinas to offer Gentle Touch Vasectomy to my patients.
Dr. Charles W. Monteith: Reproductive Surgeon
I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. I always wanted to be a doctor and never wanted to be anything else. My grandfather was a doctor who graduated from medical school in the 1930’s long before penicillin was discovered and when physicians did not have many of the modern treatments we have today. He was a general practitioner and he taught me many of the fundamentals of what being a true physician entailed, what it meant to carry a black bag, and the power of human touch.
My other grandfather was a farmer who worked the earth. He taught me how to do more with less and the value of hard work and the importance of dedication to one’s community.
I attended college at Xavier University of Louisiana because it was top in the country at placing students into medical school.
I graduated with honors and in the top three of my class. I went to medical school at the University of California at San Francisco, which has consistently been recognized as one of the top five medical schools in the United States. During medical school, I was awarded a year long Howard Hughes Biomedical Research Award to pursue research in molecular biology.
After graduating from medical school, I completed a four-year residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During this time, I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and received many awards from fellow residents and medical students for my ability to be an effective and compassionate teacher. I was most proud of the recognition medical students gave me because they are often the most insightful as to who are genuinely the best teachers from whom they can learn the most.
After completing residency, I received a joint appointment with the University of North Carolina Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the AHEC faculty at WakeMed Hospital Raleigh Campus where I specialized in minimally invasive surgery, surgical treatment of advanced gynecological diseases, and high-risk pregnancies and deliveries.
I am board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and I “by virtue of satisfactory completion of an accredited program of graduate medical education, possesses special knowledge, skills and professional capability in the medical and surgical care of women related to pregnancy and disorders of the female reproductive system.”
My early career provided me with a tremendous understanding of how fertility and infertility impacts the lives of my patients, their partners, and their families. As a result of my experience and insight, I was determined to progress beyond the limits of my board certification by seeking additional surgical skills and providing vasectomy and vasectomy reversal to my patients.