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Department of Gynecology

The regionally ranked department provides gynecologic care, focusing on benign gynecologic conditions and offers evidence-based care to its patients. 

Cleveland Clinic Florida is at the forefront of technological advances in the field, enabling our gynecologists to provide minimally invasive, yet safe and effective treatments for common gynecologic problems that previously required more invasive procedures. 

Some of these include abnormal bleeding, uterine fibroids, urogynecology, as well as modern contraceptive techniques.

The Department effectively treats common gynecological conditions, including:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Adenomyosis, a uterine thickening condition
  • Adhesions (scar-like tissue)
  • Amenorrhea (missed periods)
  • Bladder and vaginal prolapse
  • Abnormal pap smears and cervicitis
  • Adult women’s health care
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Urogynecology and urinary incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence

Physicians collaborate among different Cleveland Clinic Florida departments and specialists to give the patient the best care possible. The Pelvic Floor Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida embodies this model of coordinated and specialized care by integrating the departments of Urology, Gynecology and Colorectal Surgery into the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction problems, including fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, sexual dysfunction and complex lower urinary tract problems.  Cleveland Clinic Florida's Pelvic Floor Center has been designated a Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence. Cleveland Clinic Florida is the first medical center on the east coast and the third in the nation to receive this designation.

To schedule an appointment, call 1.877.463.2010.

Ambulatory Gynecology

  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Contraceptive maintenance
  • Menopause management
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Annual exams

Minimally Invasive Gynecology/Gynecologic Surgery

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic surgery
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy and abnormal menstrual bleeding

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

  • Pelvic Floor dysfunction
  • Bladder and voiding dysfunction
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Disorders of genital and pelvic support
  • Genital prolapse

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Treatment of all Gynecologic Cancers
  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery
  • Prophylactic surgery for prevention of gynecologic cancers in patients with genetic susceptibility 
  • Genetic testing and counseling 
Guillermo Davila, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

G. Willy Davila, MD
Center Director, Gynecology & Women's Health
Chair, Department of Gynecology

Viviane Connor, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Viviane Connor, MD
Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Florida - West Palm Beach

Claudia Mason, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Claudia Mason, MD
Director of Quality, Cleveland Clinic Florida - West Palm Beach

Stephen E. Zimberg, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Stephen E. Zimberg, MD
Director, Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologists

Tamilla Fork, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Tamilla Fork, MD

Eric Hurtado, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Eric Hurtado, MD

Thomas Morrissey, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Thomas Morrissey, MD

Barry Peskin, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Barry Peskin, MD

Michael Sprague, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Michael Sprague, MD

Jay Trabin, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Jay Trabin, MD

Francoise Veneroni, MD | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Francoise Veneroni, MD

Advanced Practice Nurses & Physician Assistants

Learn more about the following Treatments & Procedures:
Ambulatory Gynecology

The Section of Ambulatory Gynecology provides care for women with office-based gynecologic problems – from health and reproductive maintenance to care of the post-menopausal woman. The members of the Section are firm believers in providing state-of-the-art gynecologic care and education to their patients. This philosophy allows for care of routine as well as uncommon gynecologic problems which include:

    Gynecologic Problems and Treatments

  • Evaluation and management of abnormal pap smears
  • Colposcopy
  • Vulvar diseases and pain
  • Modern contraceptive techniques
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Vaginal infections
  • Menopause management
  • Hormone replacement (with FDA-approved products)
  • Reproductive health screening
  • Mammograms
  • Bone density testing
  • Pelvic pain
  • Fertility evaluation

Academic Gynecologic Activities

  • CME activities
  • Recent publications
  • Presentations at scientific meetings
  • Professional activities

Members of the Section of Ambulatory Gynecology

Barry Peskin, MD
Claudia Mason, MD
Francoise Veneroni, MD
Tamilia Fork, MD
Viviane Connor, MD
Jay Trabin, MD
Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic Oncology focuses on cancers that attack the woman's reproductive organs, including the cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva. Gynecologic cancers affect thousands of women in the United States each year.

Common Symptoms:

  • Change in bowel or bladder habits
  • Soreness in pelvic area that does not heal
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding and/or discharge
  • A lump or thickening in and around the pelvic area that may cause pain
  • Pain or pressure in pelvic area

Cancers Treated

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vaginal cancer

How Are Gynecologic Cancers Treated?

Cleveland Clinic Florida offers the latest techniques in the management of gynecologic cancers, including but not limited to surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Advanced surgical techniques including robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery are performed when indicated. Prophylactic surgery for the prevention of cancers in high-risk women are also performed when appropriate. Genetic testing and counseling is provided as well. 

Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery are both surgical options for the treatment of some gynecologic cancers. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery utilizes a computer-enhanced surgical system designed to mimic the movement of hands, wrists and fingers. Robotic assisted surgery may decrease blood loss, complications and length of hospital stays. Most patients are able to return home the same as surgery or after just and overnight stay in the hospital.

Multidisciplinary Treatment

Gynecologic Oncologists work with physicians from the Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Pathology departments to accurately diagnose and appropriately treat all patients with gynecologic cancers with the latest and most successful techniques.

Genetic Testing and Counseling

For patients with a strong family history of gynecologic cancers, it is important that they consult a physician to undergo genetic testing for possible hereditary cancer syndrome. Our genetic counseling department is available to perform this assessment and testing.

Members of the Section of Gynecologic Oncology

Thomas Morrissey, MD FACOG FACS

Gynecology/Gynecologic Surgery

The Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecology/Gynecologic Surgery consists of two gynecologic surgeons, each with over 20 years of clinical experience. Our top priority is to educate patients about all appropriate treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical, allowing each woman to make the appropriate medical decision for her individual circumstances.

A thorough office evaluation is performed, often with an ultrasound performed by the surgeon, to streamline the decision making process. When surgery is indicated, our goal is to first offer all appropriate procedures and then choose the approach that is safe and effective with the shortest and least painful recovery for our patient.

Our well-trained gynecologic surgeons at Cleveland Clinic Florida have extensive experience with advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures and serve as educators for surgeons learning these innovative techniques.

Minimally invasive procedures include

  • Diagnostic
  • Operative - with removal of scar tissue, fallopian tubes and ovaries, or ovarian cysts.
  • Advanced Operative - with removal of fibroid(s), resection of endometriosis and hysterectomy either supracervical or complete
  • NOTE: Many advanced operative laparoscopic procedures can be performed robotically
  • Diagnostic with and without D & C
  • Operative with removal of polyps, fibroids
  • Endometrial ablation and resection
  • Hysteroscopic sterilization

Conditions Commonly Treated

  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy and abnormal menstrual bleeding

Academic Gynecologic activities

  • CME activities
  • Recent publications
  • Presentations at scientific meetings
  • Professional activities
Members of the Section of Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery
Michael Sprague, MD
Stephen Zimberg, MD
Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

The Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida focuses on the treatment of Pelvic Floor dysfunction in women. Cleveland Clinic Florida's Pelvic Floor Center has been designated a Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence. Cleveland Clinic Florida is the first medical center on the east coast and the third in the nation to receive this designation.

The Female Pelvic Floor encompasses the anatomic organs between the pubic bone and the sacrum. Therefore, this section is primarily focused on the treatment of bladder dysfunction, including urinary incontinence, as well as disorders of genital and pelvic support including genital prolapse (i.e. dropped bladder or uterus).

The section functions within the larger Pelvic Floor Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida which includes the Section of Female Urology as well as the Department of Colorectal Surgery to provide comprehensive care for women with other pelvic floor dysfunction problems including fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, sexual dysfunction, as well as complex lower urinary tract problems

The Section Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery is academically based and provides care that is evidence-based. The care provided is based on previous clinical studies, which have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of specific conditions. The academic focus of this section is exemplified of the existence of a post-graduate fellowship-training program in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. The Department of Gynecology does not have a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology. The Fellowship program includes individuals who have completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and aim to obtain further training in academic urogynecology.

Academic Urogynecologic Activities

  • CME activities
  • Recent publications
  • Books
  • Presentations at scientific meetings
  • Professional activities
  • Awards and recognitions

Members of the Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
G.W. Davila, MD
Eric Hurtado, MD

Learn more about available Patient Resources for each of the following:
Ambulatory Gynecology

Gynecologic Lab Tests
Laboratory test results may take anywhere from one business day to two weeks. We provide patients a timeline for the interpretation of diagnostic test results.

Guide to Surgery
To help you prepare for your surgery and to ensure your stay is as safe and comfortable as possible, Cleveland Clinic Florid has developed guidelines. Refer to this surgical guide for pre-procedure preparation, what to expect during and after your surgery, as well as references to helpful resources.

To help guarantee a smooth procedure, find practical advice and helpful tips on preparing for surgery in Cleveland Clinic Florida’s pre-operative patient instructions.

Bowel Prep
Some tests or surgical procedures require your colon to be clean. Download a pre-operative bowel preparation checklist and ask your doctor which steps are required for your particular procedure.

Facts Surgical Site Infection PT
Occasionally infections occur after surgery. Find information on how to prevent a surgical site infection from forming, as well as what to look for and how to treat an infection should one develop.

Medication List
Download a list of prescription and non-prescription drugs containing aspirin, salicylates and/or salicylamides and non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory agents.

Post-Op Instructions
If you’ve recently had a vaginal or abdominal surgical procedure, refer to these guidelines for gradually resuming activity, managing pain, caring for incisions and what to expect of your body following your procedure.

How to Manage Post-Op Constipation



Post-Op Laparoscopy Instructions

Gynecology/Gynecologic Surgery

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. Find out how the procedure is performed and what to expect.

A hysterectomy may be performed to treat a number of conditions. Learn more about what the procedure entails, why it might be recommended, and what alternatives you have.

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

A urogynecologist can help you with urinary incontinence or other problems associated with the pelvic floor, urologic, gynecologic and rectal organs. Learn more about these conditions and the variety of treatments available.

Urodynamic testing provides information on your bladder and urethral to help your urogynecologist develop an appropriate treatment plan for your bladder or vaginal condition. Learn more about this testing procedure.

Local Estrogen Creme
Local estrogen in a cream or tablet form is a safe way of improving the quality of your pelvic tissues and reducing the symptoms of urogenital atrophy. Learn more about why it may be prescribed and the benefits.

Pelvic floor muscle exercises improve urinary leakage and help to suppress a strong urge to void. Find more information on proper techniques.


Cystoscopy is a test that allows your urogynecologist to visualize the inside of your bladder and evaluate the structure of the urethra. Learn more about this procedure and why it’s performed.

Bulking Agent Injections
Transurethral bulking agent injections help close the urethra to prevent urinary incontinence or urinary urgency and frequency. Find out more about the procedure and what to expect.

Bladder training
If a suprapubic catheter is used to drain your bladder, you must track your bladder functioning and train your bladder to return to normal function. Get more detail on tracking urinary output.