We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Marie Paraiso specializes in urogynecology and practices in Cleveland, OH and Lakewood, OH. Dr. Paraiso attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paraiso include laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and rectocele. The average patient rating for Dr. Paraiso is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Paraiso accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Best Doctors in America; Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; and Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Paraiso is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.
Clinical interests: Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services, Bowel dysfunction and fecal incontinence, ... (Read more)
Dr. Sandip Vasavada's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele, neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Vasavada is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vasavada's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasavada honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland magazine; Best Doctors in America; and Cleveland Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Complex pelvic reconstruction, complications of vaginal surgery, female urology, male incontinence, ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Walters' specialty is urogynecology. These areas are among Dr. Walters's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and cystocele. The average patient rating for Dr. Walters is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Walters 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. Dr. Walters is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, laparoscopic surgery, prolapse, urogynecology, urogynecology and pelvic ... (Read more)
Dr. Matthew Barber sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barber include urodynamic testing, neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Barber is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Barber trained at Duke University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Barber is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.
Clinical interests: Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal ... (Read more)
Dr. Courtenay Moore is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Moore's clinical interests include rectocele, neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Moore trained at Albany Medical Center for her residency. She has received the distinction of American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholar. In addition to English, Dr. Moore speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: Prolapse - pelvic, uterine and vaginal, female sexual dysfunction, neurogenic bladder, overactive ... (Read more)
Dr. Howard Goldman is an urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialist. Dr. Goldman's areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, rectocele, and neurogenic bladder. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Goldman is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.
Clinical interests: female urology, incontinence, pelvic floor reconstruction, prolapse surgery, voiding dysfunction, ... (Read more)
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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.