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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 specializes in urogynecology and practices in Cleveland, OH and Lakewood, OH. Patients rated Dr. Paraiso highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female incontinence. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paraiso accepts. Before completing her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Paraiso attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Paraiso has received include Best Doctors in America; Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; and Cleveland Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vasavada's areas of expertise include sacral nerve stimulation, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vasavada has received include 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, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Walters' specialty is urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Walters average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Walters is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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)

Dr. Matthew Don Barber, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A81
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Barber's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Barber's areas of expertise include cystocele (bladder prolapse), female incontinence, and uterine prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Barber has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Moore is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Moore studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholar.

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

Dr. Howard B Goldman, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Q10-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Howard Goldman's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Urinary ... (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.