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$0Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic, where she also serves as Head of the Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Paraiso holds a joint appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Urological Institute. She specializes in the treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. She also is Director of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Center at Lakewood Hospital.$0$0Dr. Paraiso is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and her expertise includes laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal surgery and neuromodulation. She is a frequent invited lecturer for local, national and international scientific meetings and has been published in numerous professional publications, including Obstetrics and Gynecology
, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
, Minimally Invasive Gynecology
, International Urogynecology Journal
, OB/GYN Management
, European Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
, and Review Journal of the Netherlands
.$0$0She received her degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as research fellowships in advanced pelvic surgery and advanced endoscopic surgery and urogynecology at Cleveland Clinic.$0$0Dr. Paraiso's professional memberships include the International Urogynecologic Association, the International Continence Society, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the American Urogynecologic Society and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. She is presently on the Board of Directors of the American Urogynecologic Society and National Advisory Board for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.$0$0Watch a video about Dr. Paraiso.
Recent postgraduate course for the the International Urogynecology Association in Lake Como, Italy lecturing on robotic and conventional laparoscopy for pelvic organ prolapse
Bowel dysfunction and fecal incontinence, complex vaginal surgery, hysterectomy, incontinence (minimally invasive and office procedures), laparoscopic and robotic female prolapse and reconstructive surgery, myomectomy and endometriosis, sexual dysfunction vaginal reconstruction, urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, voiding dysfunction and neuromodulation
Awards & Honors
$0$0Best Doctors in America, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009$0$0Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009$0$0Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology$0$0American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists National Advisory Board$0$0American Urogynecologic Society Board of Directors, Member-at-Large$0$0Alternate Primary Investigator for the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network$0$0Top 100 Reviewers for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology$0$0
Innovations & Patents
$0Advanced Laparoscopy, Robotic surgery, midurethral slings, mini-slings, advanced vaginal reconstructive surgery, Pelvic organ prolapse repair kit procedures, sacral neuromodulation (bladder pacemakers)$0
$0$0American Urogynecologic Society $0$0American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists$0$0Fellow, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists$0$0Society of Gynecologic Surgeons$0$0International Continence Society$0$0International Urogynecologic Association$0$0
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