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Title Vice Chair of Career Development and Mentorship, OB/GYN & Women's Health Institute
Department Subspecialty Care for Women's Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Female Sterilization
  • Hysteroscopic Services
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Intramuscular Injections of Botox in the Bladder
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • MonaLisa Touch
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pessaries
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Section of Urogynecology
  • Sling Procedures for Urinary Incontinence
  • Surgical Repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Treatment of Fibroids
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Fistulas
  • Bladder Irritating Foods
  • Bowel Fistulas
  • Colon Polyps
  • Cystocele
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocele
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fibroids
  • Fistulas
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
  • Vulvar Pain Syndromes
View all 25 Specialties +


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About Marie Fidela Paraiso, MD

Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Health Sciences at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She has been recently elected to the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors. Nationally, Dr. Paraiso is a Subspecialty Board Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has served twice on the Board of Directors for the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and as the Scientific Program Vice Chair and Chair for 2011 and 2012 AUGS Annual Meetings, respectively. She has served on the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Board of Trustees from 2012-2014 and was the Scientific Program Chair of the 2018 Global Congress in Las Vegas, and 2019 President of the AAGL. She has lectured extensively throughout the world, reviews for 13 major journals, and has over 150 peer reviewed publications, 23 book chapters, and one book. She is currently co-editor of a textbook entitled Laparoscopic Urogynecology.She is a proud of her work as primary investigator for the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (NIH funded research collaboration) and primary investigator of numerous prospective randomized trials.

She has received many awards, including the APGO CREOG and CREOG teaching awards, the AAGL Kurt Semm and Golden Laparoscope Awards, the AUGS Best Clinical Manuscript Award, the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) Best Fellow and Best Member Clinical Research Papers and Prize Videos, and the prestigious Raymond Lee Lectureship in 2017 for her contributions to and leadership in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery.She has been voted Best Doctor in Cleveland Magazine and Best Doctors in America annually from 2006-2021 by her peers.

Dr. Paraiso holds a joint appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Urological Institute. She served as Section Head for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery from 2006-2020

Dr. Paraiso is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 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.

She 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.

Dr. 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. Watch a video about Dr. Paraiso.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Pelvic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pelvic Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Good Samaritan Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cincinnati, OH

Medical Education - Indiana University School of Medicine
MD Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Professional Highlights

  • Recent postgraduate course for the International Urogynecology Association in Lake Como, Italy lecturing on robotic and conventional laparoscopy for pelvic organ prolapse


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

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

  • Best Doctors in America, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists National Advisory Board
  • American Urogynecologic Society Board of Directors, Member-at-Large
  • Alternate Primary Investigator for the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network
  • Top 100 Reviewers for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Innovations & Patents

  • Advanced Laparoscopy, Robotic surgery, midurethral slings, mini-slings, advanced vaginal reconstructive surgery, Pelvic organ prolapse repair kit procedures, sacral neuromodulation (bladder pacemakers)


  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • International Continence Society
  • International Urogynecologic Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Marie Fidela Paraiso, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/18/2024, Dr. Paraiso has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

209 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

This was another great experience, especially for the doctor simply listening to my concerns and not being dismissive.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

I understand the long wait for appointments with Dr. Paraiso. She is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr. Paraiso has set a standard for excellence. I am so sorry that I did not become her patient earlier

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

I have have praised Dr. Paraiso and her group to all of my friends

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Appointment was great, very informative and helpful. Dr. Provided me with options and reading material.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. P, IS WONDERFUL, PATIENT AND KIND. She explains everything that is going on while showing empathy and care.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Paraiso does an excellent job! She shows concern for comfort, explains what she is doing, describes how the procedure will help, and takes the time to answer all questions.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Extremely considerate and attentive to me like I was her only patient.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

We have worked with Dr. Paraiso over the course of a year and she has consistently provided wonderful and thoughtful bedside care combined with excellent competence. Her clinical guidance has always been thoughtfully tailored to my mother's circumstances/presentation (ie my mother's dementia/Alzheimer's) and she spends quality time to hear our challenges and to inform us of potential treatment routes. She always goes to extra lengths to ensure that my mom who is a compromised patient is informed, respected, and considered. Dr. Paraiso also takes time to write detailed notes after appointments with my mom and when appropriate, reaches out to her PCP to make sure he is informed of significant changes and presentations. This all ensures any provider to understand an accurate snapshot of my mom's status at a particular moment of time. This is especially important with my mom's difficulty with recall, memory, etc. We are extremely grateful for Dr. Paraiso's care.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Even though Dr. Paraiso was WAY behind schedule and into her lunch hour, she did a very thorough exam and did NOT make me feel rushed at all. This was the second urogynecologist I have been to for my issue and I rate Dr. Paraiso a 10 out of 10!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

I wanted a specific doctor and was a new patient, so the wait for an appointment was long, but I expected that.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

She was great! Very down to earth and frank, but very caring and personal. Explained things well and explained all the different options.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr Paraiso added me in as she was booking out 4 months

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Paraiso was and Is an outstanding physician. It was well worth waiting to obtain an appointment with her. She is the very best.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Excellent doctor and staff. She is a very wonderful doctor, therefore, some times a challenge to get Dr. Paraiso because she is so excellent but the staff does the best they can to get you in when needed.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr Pariso is fantastic! She's very personable and informative

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

So thankful for this doctor and medical practice.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. P., made a referral for me, and I was very pleased.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Paraiso is awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr was super wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

For this provider, and most others, the soonest available appointment is too far in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Paraiso was exceptional! She clearly explained the surgery I needed & provided the necessary education. She was thorough, compassionate and her advanced knowledge and experience with the surgical procedure made me feel confident and comfortable with the decision.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

The doctor paid attention to me and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

My experience was good with this particular doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr Paraiso gave me information to read before I make the decision to have any procedure done. Very informative and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Excellent Physician!!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Top drawer. Excellent communicator. Great empathy for her patients. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr Paraiso is exemplary as a practitioner, especially in the care and concern she gives

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Paraiso was very helpful in explaining the upcoming surgical procedures and very kind as well.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Paraiso is wonderful. I've been her patient for almost 20 years. I keep coming back because she listens, she explains, she suggests but never pushes. She's great.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Since Dr Paraiso is so good at what she does it's not always easy to get an appointment when and where I might like. For me, it's worth waiting.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Doctor was very good. Answered all my questions and listened to my concerns. Was very happy with treatment. Left the office knowing what the step is in my treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Paraiso is excellent

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Love Drs Ban and Paraiso along with colorectal fellow Dr ward and urogyn fellow! Great team!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Paraiso is an amazing, thoughtful and caring physician.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Das was with Dr. I was seeing. She was very helpful and informative too.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

I felt great after this meeting as I have a viable plan that takes into consideration my other medical issues. This is one of the best medical experiences.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

My blood pressure was bad that morning but had a crazy drive in from Toledo...LOL...So far I have had two appointments and really like that my appointment was at the Loraine location. It worked out a lot better for me. Staff was great and very professional. I never felt rushed with the Dr. She was very thorough in collecting all my thoughts, concerns and worries.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Pariaso and her nursing assistants were efficient, caring and concerned for my comfort. Jennifer heldMy hand and that simple kindness and support was helpful and appreciated.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Paraiso is a very caring and excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

I was extremely impressed with both the PA and the OBGYN. Both women were amazingly kind, talked me through everything they were doing and described each aspect of my needed care, going forward.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Paraiso is the best doctor!!!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Long wait time for appointment but knew of Dr. Paraiso and was willing to wait.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Great doctor!! Also know that she is overworked and has many patients to deal with. , I liked her. I trust her. I believe she had my best interest in mind..

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Paraiso was very kind thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Very concerned with me. Sending me a theraphy clinic. First out four. Just the best.Doctor ever.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Doctor is wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

(Dr.) she goes above & beyond!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Outstanding and very caring doctor

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Paraisio Is amazing. Very caring and excellent communication.. Fantastic surgeon

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

I was very comfortable with Dr. Paraiso. She was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about my condition. She offered several options and answered all my questions. Her medical student and the nurse in attendance were all very nice and helpful. Great staff, thanks!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Paraiso is the only doctor I see at Cleveland Clinic. All my other providers are at University Hospitals. Dr. Paraiso is too good to leave behind. I am so grateful she is my physician. She is wicked smart and unbelievably kind.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I think Dr Paraiso was great at diagnosing my condition accurately and prescribing treatment. Where we ran into difficulties was with aftercare and this is ongoing. I am hoping that I will eventually heal and get the benefits of this treatment and be able to discuss with the doctor options for the future. I am grateful for the answers I got for all the discomfort I have been enduring for years and hope we can still resolve this now I have an accurate diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr.P was so pleasant and knowledgeable, loved her! I would definitely recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I was a bit dismayed to hear Dr.Parasio was booking into January. I'm very hopeful that there will be a cancellation. She was very nice and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Paraiso is an excellent doctor. Very attentive, caring,

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

She is a very smart and wonderful Dr. I put all my care in her hands as she has been such a wonderful surgeon in the past and I can't imagine not having her to follow up with me as I reach my geriatric years head with my past and current health care. I am blessed she is still with the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. I have all the confidence in the world together with her experience and the Cleveland Clinic I'm in the best of hands.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

She is one of the best physicians I ever met. Very professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr Paraiso is always very pleasant and caring.

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