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We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Cleveland, OH.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A81
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Marie Paraiso is an urogynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Paraiso include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Paraiso completed her residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Paraiso honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paraiso include: Best Doctors in America; Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; and Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Colon Polyps, Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Q10-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Sandip Vasavada specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Vasavada trained at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vasavada's clinical interests include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Vasavada has received distinctions including Cleveland magazine; Best Doctors in America; and Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Male Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cystoscopy, MRI, Neurostimulation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urogynecology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A81
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mark Walters is a specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Walters's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Walters average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Member, Ob/Gyn Residency Clinical Competency Committee, Cleveland Clinic; Member, Procedural Sedation Committee, Cleveland Clinic; and Member, Perioperative Advisory Council, Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Colon Polyps, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urogynecology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A81
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Barber's area of specialization is urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barber include cystocele (bladder prolapse), female incontinence, and uterine prolapse. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Barber completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including National Association for Continence (NAFC) 2009 Continence Care Champion; June Allyson Research Fellowship; and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network - NICHD, Principal Investigator for Cleveland Clinic Site. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cystoscopy, Clinical Trials, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Q10-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Courtenay Moore practices urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Moore include rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Moore performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholar.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cystoscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Q10-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Howard Goldman's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery; he sees patients in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery?

Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is a medical specialty that focuses specifically on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. A pelvic floor disorder is any pain or dysfunction that occurs in the area surrounded by the pelvis: the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, or rectum. There are many kinds of pelvic floor disorders, but by far the two most commonly treated by female pelvic medicine specialists are incontinence and prolapse.

Urinary incontinence is the unexpected release of small amounts of urine. It can be embarrassing, but it is extremely common. Because of the way women’s bodies are shaped, incontinence is much more common in women than in men. It can happen at any age, but is much more common in older women as age and pregnancy relax the muscles that support the bladder. There are two types of incontinence. Stress incontinence happens when sudden movements, such as coughing or laughing, cause slight leakage of urine. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the muscles around the bladder. Urge incontinence is when a woman has a very sudden need to empty her bladder for no reason, sometimes because of hearing or touching water, and she cannot always make it to the bathroom in time. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the nerves that signal the bladder to empty.

Prolapse of an organ is a condition that sounds and feels very frightening to most women, but it is also incredibly common and can usually be repaired without problems. One-third of all women will experience a prolapse at some point in their lives. Like incontinence, prolapse is also more common with age because the supporting muscles of the pelvic floor become weaker. A prolapsed organ occurs when the internal organ slips out of its supporting muscle sling and droops or falls into the vagina or rectum. The most common prolapse is when the bladder falls partially into the vagina, but the uterus, urethra, bowels, and even the vagina and rectum themselves can prolapse. Symptoms vary, depending on which organ has shifted, but may include:

  • a heavy feeling or abdominal pressure
  • feeling something in the vagina
  • urinary problems
  • painful intercourse

Treatment varies, depending on the type and severity of the prolapse, and may include strengthening exercises, pushing the organ back into place, or surgery.