Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5600
Desk:
216.445.0296
Fax:
216.445.2267

Additional Locations

Urology

Avon Hospital

33300 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Avon, OH 44011
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Appointment:
216.444.5600
Desk:
216.445.0296
Fax:
216.445.2267
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystoscopy
  • Genitourinary Exams
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sling Procedures For Urinary Incontinence
  • Urethral & Vaginal Reconstruction
  • Urinary Reconstruction and Diversion
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vaginal Sling Procedure
  • Vaginal Surgery for Incontinence
  • Vaginal Surgery for Prolapse
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Irritating Foods
  • Cystocele
  • Enterocele
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Rectocele
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral Strictures & Urinary Fistulas
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
View all 14 Specialties +
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Biography

About Sandip Vasavada, MD

Sandip Vasavada, MD, serves as the Urologic Director, Center for Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, at Cleveland Clinic within the Glickman Urological Institute. Together with his other colleagues he helps represent one of the largest centers for female urology and reconstructive genitourinary surgery in the country. He is also Professor of Surgery (Urology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and has a joint appointment with the Women's Institute.

Dr. Vasavada completed his medical school training in the competitive six-year combined BS/MD program at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1991. Upon graduation, he began his urology residency at Cleveland Clinic and graduated the residency in 1997. Subsequently, he began a fellowship in female urology, neuro-urology and reconstruction at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Calif. He then took a position as Assistant Professor of Urology at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia prior to returning to Cleveland in 2001.

Dr. Vasavada has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters in the area of voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence and has been named to "Top Docs" in Philadelphia and Cleveland magazines for over 15 years. He has published three textbooks, the first entitled Female Urology, Urogynecology and Voiding Dysfunction (Marcel-Dekker, N.Y., 2005) and his second book on Female Urology and Pelvic Organ Prolapse with co-author Howard B. Goldman, MD (Humana Publishing, 2007) and just completed his third textbook entitled Complex Cases in Female Urology and Reconstruction. He has authored over 100 manuscripts and over 25 book chapters and numerous abstracts and videos . He has lectured and demonstrated surgical techniques around the world in over 20 countries. Dr Vasavada is a reviewer for seven major journals in the field of urology, urogynecology and voiding dysfunction. He serves on the American Board of Urology Exam Committee and has helped author American Urological Association (AUA) Guidelines in Overactive Bladder and now helping with Stress Urinary Incontinence for the country.

Dr. Vasavada's main clinical interests lie in the area of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and complex reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and management of complications of vaginal and lower urinary tract surgery. His current research interests are in the field of refractory bladder overactivity and neuromodulation and care pathways for optimizing care in patients undergoing incontinence and prolapse surgery. Dr. Vasavada serves with the Section of Urogynecology on the NIH-Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2001

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Female Urology Incontinence Voiding Dysfunctions
Los Angeles, CA USA
1999

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urology
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1992

Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
MD
Rootstown, OH USA
1991

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1987

Professional Highlights

  • Executive Council, Society for Female Urology and Urodynamics (SUFU)
  • Chair Communications Committee SUFU
  • Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics
  • American Board of Urology Exam Committee Task Force A
  • AUA and SUFU Guidelines for Overactive Bladder and Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • International Continence Society
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • American Urological Association
  • Executive Council Indian Urological Association
  • International Urogynecology Association

Certifications

  • Urology
  • Urology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Interests

Complex pelvic reconstruction, complications of vaginal surgery, female urology, male incontinence, neuromodulation, prolapse, prolapse surgery, urethrovaginal reconstruction, urinary incontinence, neuromodulation

Awards & Honors

  • Top Docs, Cleveland magazine, 2006 - present 
  • Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • Top 40 Under 40, Crain's Business, 2006
  • America's Top Physicians, 2005
  • Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, 2004
  • Clinical Patient Satisfaction Award, Cleveland Clinic Westlake, 2004
  • Best Doctors in America, 2002-Present
  • Top Docs in Women's Health, Philadelphia magazine, 2000
  • Second Place, "Gold Journal," Pediatric Urology Essay Contest, 1998
  • International Traveling Fellowship Award ; Meritorious Performance, 1997
  • George and Grace Crile Fellowship Award ; Surgical Excellence, 1997
  • First Place, Cleveland Urologic Society Resident Essay Contest, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Research Award, 1991

Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • Society for Female Urology and Urodynamics
  • Indian American Urological Association
  • International Urogynecology Association 
  • International Continence Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 12/5/2016, Dr. Vasavada 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Vasavada receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic plc

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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

102 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2017

Excellent experience. Dr. Vasavada and the team are the best. I did not feel rushed. They all seemed to listen to my concerns and offer the best possible advice. I was given opportunity to ask questions and whatever needed to be clarified.

Reviewed on May 30, 2017

After years of seeking answers to my health issues, Dr. Vasavada knew right away what the issue was. I had excellent care for every appt. and throughout my stay after surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2017

good

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2017

Fully addressed all of my concerns and made arrangement for me to be seen by the product representative for additional programming. Truly thinks outside the box to serve the greater good of the patient . . .

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

Dr Vasavada and his nurse were very thorough I felt well provided for. The procedure was scary and they both put me at ease with information and encouragement

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017

Dr. Vasavada was the best doctor I've ever had in my life. I owe him everything for helping me - he is a kind soul.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2016

As stated earlier, I felt I received excellent care. I mentioned to the doctor that I was anxious about my visit/possible issues, and he commented he was glad that I mentioned that so that he could address my concerns fully about the issue.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2016

I am so pleased with the care that I received from Dr. Vasavada and his staff Dr. Vasavada personally got involved when he learned that my bipap machine was misplaced and following his contact with the person that I was working with I received the machine in a few days. He personally called me to ensure that the machine had been mailed. He didn't just keep giving me medication for my symptoms but found the cause and corrected the problem. For that I am so very grateful He is very approachable and apparently capable and competent. I am so thankful that he was able to be my doctor

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