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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
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Endoscopy
  • Female Sterilization
  • Hysteroscopic Services
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Intramuscular Injections of Botox in the Bladder
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pessaries
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • 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 28 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
  • Voiding Dysfunction in Adults
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
  • Vulvar Pain Syndromes
View all 26 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 USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pelvic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Good Samaritan Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cincinnati, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA

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
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 6/24/2023, Dr. Paraiso has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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

208 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

46 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Waited over an hour in the room for doctor to come in. When doctor came in, she had an attitude and it was very upsetting.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Excellent, Dr Paraiso!!!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Love Dr. Paraiso!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Paraisio listened very intently to what I was saying and gave me excellent care!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Had a procedure performed by a nurse. She was excellent, very caring and gentle. She explained each step as she went along. After the procedure I saw my doctor who went over the results of the procedure and made recommendations.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Very good physician so hard to get appointments. Not because staff or physician did not want to.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Pleased with physician and services.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

The doctor took the time with me to go over my records from another doctor to see what had been done before. She was open and honest with me about my chances for a good treatment, encouraging me to lose weight.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

I last saw Dr. Parasio over 17 years ago. She was still the exceptional care giver that I remembered.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Is GREAT and gives PERSONAL care and advise

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. P was great! Was a very relaxed collaborative appointment. I left feeling very confident and happy with my time spent with her.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

I really appreciate Dr. Paraios's kindness, compassion and medical knowledge.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Only complaint I have is that I had to wait 5 months to get an appointment with Dr. Paraiso. She is that good! I'm glad I waited to have her as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

The kindness and compassion the Dr Paraiso and her staff shows are amazing. They listen and validate all your concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Doctor Very personable yet truly professional

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

She was great! I'm so glad I was able to get in to see her.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr.Paraiso was outstanding in every way as opposed to my previous experience with Dr. Wallace. Night and day. Dr. Paraiso explained everything in detail and provided the surgical and physiological evidence for all that she proposed without having to be asked the rationale behind the procedures. She had tremendous empathy which is sadly lacking in today's healthcare system. I know the difference.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

My Dr. Has always had my best interest in mind when it came to my health care and a plan to aid in getting me on the right track. She has always taking the time to not only get a health plan intact but to get to know me as a person physically and emotionally. That it what makes her such a wonderful doctor. I am so blessed to have had her look over my heath care for several years now. Her knowledge of what she does as a skilled surgeon and understanding the personal effects illness has on her patients is what makes her such a a wonderful physician. She is one beautiful brilliant humanitarian.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. P's team is AMAZING and makes having the procedure relaxing.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

She is a excellent Doctor. Very patient.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

She is a fine example of a doctor who cares deeply for her patients. Very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Paraiso was extremely knowledgeable and professional about my situation and demonstrated commitment towards addressing all variables towards the end of improving my medical situation.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr Paraiso efficient caring highly skilled and knowledgeable - all displayed in treatment given during appointment

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Paraiso was amazing very informative and kind. Dr Dominic the resident was gentle, very kind, friendly and explained everything he was doing. Dr Paraiso was excellent in her explanation of what I needed and what to expect in my upcoming treatment

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Paraiso listened first to my concerns. She explained things clearly and throughly.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr paraiso is a excellent doctor her care and concern and respect for a person is amazing she is definitely one of my most wonderful doctors at the clinic !!!!!!!!!! She is a genuine kind and thoughtful person and treats u like her own family

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Paraiso listened well, explained and educated me which has been the reason for my improvement over the past year. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Doctor Paraiso, her CNP, Miller, and the whole staff were one of the friendliest and comfortable staff I have worked with. For an embarassing and uncomfortable problem, they all made me feel comfortable and showed sincere concern.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Paraiso is intense on solving your problem. She has a special humanness in showing care to her patients and even wants to know the family that supports them.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Initially there was a problem scheduling my surgery. It was some kind of phone mix up - *Dr. Paraiso ended up taking a vacation day to help me - I am very grateful!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Paraiso is caring, knowledgeable, inclusive. Amzaing doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

She wanted to help me right away and remembered me from 18 years prior.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Paraiso is very professional and kind. She provided me with the information I needed. I travelled from Canada to see Dr. Paraiso and I'm glad I did.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

I had an excellent experience with Dr. Paraiso.

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