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Title Professor and Vice Chair of 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
  • 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
  • Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pessaries
  • Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Section of Urogynecology
  • Sling Procedures For Urinary Incontinence
  • Surgical Repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder And Bowel Fistulas
  • Bladder Irritating Foods
  • Colon Polyps
  • Cystocele
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocele
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • 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 23 Specialties +
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Biography

About Marie Fidela Paraiso, MD

Marie 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.

Dr. 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.

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.$0$0Watch a video about Dr. Paraiso.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1998

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Pelvic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Cleveland, OH USA
1996

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pelvic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Residency - Good Samaritan Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cincinnati, OH USA
1994

Medical Education - Indiana University School of Medicine
MD Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA
1990

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA
1986

Professional Highlights

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

Certifications

  • 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 LaparoscopistsĀ 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)

Memberships

  • 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

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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 3/21/2021, 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

52 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

I was there seeing a different doctor and Dr. Paraiso wasn't supposed to be there and she saw me anyway because I came from Toledo. Thank you so very much Dr. Paraiso!

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr Para?so is a delight to talk to.The consultation was by FaceTime, at my request, which could make things more difficult, but Dr Para?so made me feel very comfortable from the beginning. She is very knowledgeable and inspired great confidence in me.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

This Dr has my utmost respect and confidence. She has needed to do multiple surgeries on me because of my condition and has always discussed everything fully but also listened to my concerns. ALL of her "work" has exceeded my expectations and has helped my, in many ways, get my life back.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Paraiso's thoroughness, kindness and explanation of my medical condition exceeded all expectations. She is truly a valuable asset to The Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

I would, without exception, refer patients to Dr. Paraiso.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr.Paraiso and her staff went above and beyond my wildest expectations. Knowing I traveled from Florida to revisit her, she juggled her schedule to not only examine me, but also to complete diagnosis and treatment in the same day .I cannot praise her enough. She is absolutely the best!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Paraiso has always been very caring & respects my questions & concerns over these last 17 yrs. that I've been her patient.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

very good doctor

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr Paraiso was very thorough and gentle and explained everything she was doing. Spent alot of time answering questions.

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