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
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
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
View all 13 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 Education - 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 12/3/2018, 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
  • Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.

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

154 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 4.7
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Vasavada was very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. Offered multiple options for treatment and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

everyone that attended me especially the Dr was kind, patient and thoughtful!!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Vasavada is one of the nicest providers I have ever met, his bedside manners are over the top. His knowledge and empathy are beyond measure as well.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Vasavada had some creative treatment suggestion for another (related) problem that came up in our discussion.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

excellent / kind doctor. very satisfied with him.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. V is compassionate and answered my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

I am very happy that I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Vasavada. He was very informative and allowed me to share my thoughts as well. Great Dr.!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Vasavada to a friend. I picked a winner and feel confident and blessed to have access to someone of his professional and personal caliber. Additionally Dr. Corker (Fellow) was excellent and impressive. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. V is so nice. He explains everything and he doesn't push anything on you. He let's you decide for yourself. He fully explains all of your options.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

dr vasavada was wonderful I felt like he listened and answered all my questions great doc! I will recommend him to family and friends

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

he was great and I am really glad I picked him great doc that listened and answered all my questions very down to earth and makes you feel comfortable to talk about issues

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

As a retired PA, I can honesty say that Dr. Vasavada exceeded my expectations in every way. Of course his level of knowledge and expertise was what I was seeking, but was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable I felt. His professionalism and demeanor is beyond reproach. I am entering this up and coming procedure with complete confidence.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

dr vasavada excellent doctor in my 72 years in top 5 docs

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Excellent, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr has a great bedside manner. He is very courteous, compassionate, takes his time with you, and tries to explain everything to where you understand. I will highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Resident and physician worked as a team

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

wonderful doctor.listened to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I am very pleased with the care & treatment from Dr. Vasavada. His kind & caring demeanor as well as his ability to help understand the issues & process was very reassuring.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

dr Vasavada is an excellent physician. I feel very confident in him. The nurses/techs, Cheryl and Ginger made this visit as pleasant as possible. Tgey deserve recognition.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Vasavada is an exceptional doctor. Always listens carefully and offers insight. Thoroughly described course of treatment. I had 2 surgeries with positive results. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

As stated before, I cannot emphasis how well I was cared for. I knew exactly what to expect. Dr. Vasavada and his team are exceptional and so kind.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Vesavada is a gifted and caring physician and respectful of his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Vasavada has provided me with excellent care for several years. His treatment plan for me has changed my life and allowed me to enjoy life and function with little discomfort. Before he became my doctor, I suffered with crippling pain.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

As a retire RN I was really pleased with the excellent care both physical and emotional I received from the nurse and physician.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

I consider Dr. Vasavada a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Vasavada is kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. He makes it easy to discuss problems of a highly sensitive nature.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

i highly recommend Dr. Vasavada to any woman with Uro-Gyn issues.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Vasavada's professionalism, complete throughness far exceeded my expectations. All of my concerns were assessed, discussed and evaluated for a treatment plan. His office was extremely organized and detailed oriented. Initial testing was done was completed right in his office and report made available in the same appointment. I wish we could have all Drs visits run this efficient. Thank you so very much for your Medical Care.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

10/10 scale for this office visit, staff and physician

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Vasavada was excellent--very concerned and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

My care provider was excellent. He answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

My care from *Dr. Vasavada was exceptional! He was very informative without talking down to his patient. He was generous with his time to be sure I was informed and comfortable with my situation & decisions. *Dr. Vasavada & his team all very good at what they do a true asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. V was very kindandcaring , excellent presentation of information .

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

doctor v. was very informative, friendly and professional. he is always a smart, kind doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

My experience with my Doctor was Excellent. He answered every question I needed answered.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr.'s nurse did most of the explanations and preprocedure prep. Very good. Dr. was in a out very quick.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

The staff was very professional and efficient. Dr. Vasavada was extremely kind, patient, and thorough. I felt like I was in good hands. His nurse, Raina, was very approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

I am grateful to Dr. Vasavada for his compassion and professional care. I have the utmost confidence in him.

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