Goals and Objectives

  • Provide advanced training in the specialty of female pelvic reconstruction and voiding dysfunction and GU bowel reconstruction
  • Attract and recruit qualified applicants
  • Improve patient care and surgery using cost-effective and minimally invasive approaches
  • Increase the basic science knowledge of pelvic anatomy, pathophysiology, and neurophysiology and monitor outcomes for different treatments provided
  • Provide geographical outreach of services

Duration: 2 years

The Program

The educational program is based on Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) guidelines. It covers the following modules:

  • Urodynamic Testing
    Extensive urodynamic testing in the state-of-the-art laboratory using fluorourodynamics provides a thorough understanding of different disease processes
  • LUTS and Urinary Incontinence (male and female)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Voiding Dysfunction (neurogenic and non-neurogenic)
  • Genitourinary Reconstruction
    Genitourinary reconstruction includes use of bowel, urethroplasty and ureteral reconstruction

These modules cover diagnostic evaluation and treatment of neurogenic bladder, pelvic floor dysfunction and prolapse, rectovaginal fistula, vesicovaginal and urethrovaginal fistula, and urinary incontinence and its different management modalities including behavior treatment, pharmacological treatment, biofeedback electrical stimulation, and surgical. The evaluation and treatment of anal incontinence is in collaboration with colorectal surgery. The educational activities cover the anatomy and pathophysiology of the bladder and the rectum. Urological reconstructive bowel surgery, male incontinence, urethral reconstructive surgery, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, and bladder outlet obstruction are examples of the domain of this specialty. Monitoring outcomes of different treatments is an integral part of the curriculum. Practice management and coding is discussed on one-to-one basis, and included in the core curriculum. Fellows also gain extensive experience in pelvic surgery when we perform combined cancer cases with colorectal surgery and gynecologic oncology.

In addition to the structured curriculum, other unique activities are integrated:

  • Weekly/Monthly Club Meetings and Workshops
  • On-call and Consult Responsibilities
  • Research Commitment
  • Evaluations

Fellow Salary and Benefits

Salary is at the PGY7 level plus fringe benefits as detailed in the Graduate Physician Policy Manual and listed in the Resident/Fellow Benefits.

More Information and Application

Graduate Medical Education / Medical Student Education
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: 954.659.6211
Toll-free: 866.293.7866 ext. 56211
Fax: 954.659.6216
Email: gme@ccf.org
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