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Department Urology
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


Additional Locations


Avon Hospital

33300 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Avon, OH 44011

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 Reconstruction
  • Urinary Reconstruction and Diversion
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Vaginal Reconstruction
  • 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
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Rectocele
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral Strictures
  • Urinary Fistulas
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
View all 15 Specialties +


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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. He is the Miller Family Endowed Chair of Female Pelvic Health as well. 

Dr. Vasavada completed his medical school training in the competitive six-year combined BS/MD program at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). He completed his Urologic Surgery Residency at Cleveland Clinic and then began a fellowship in female urology, neuro-urology and female pelvic reconstruction at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles California. He then joined the staff as Assistant Professor of Urology at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia prior to returning to Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Vasavada has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters in the area of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders and has been named to "Top Docs" in?Philadelphia?and?Cleveland?magazines for over 20 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 then completed his third textbook entitled?Complex Cases in Female Urology and Reconstruction. He has authored over?100 manuscripts and over 25 book chapters, been part of several NIH trials and has published numerous abstracts and surgical 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 has served on the American Board of Urology Exam Committee and has helped author each edition of the American Urological Association (AUA) and Society of Urodynamics and Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Guidelines in Overactive Bladder. He helped author the AUA and SUFU Stress Urinary Incontinence Guidelines as well.  Dr. Vasavada has been a member of the Executive Committee of his society, SUFU, for over 10 years and has just completed a 2-year term as President of SUFU. 

Dr. Vasavada's main clinical interests lie in the area of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and complex reconstruction of the lower urinary tract. He also specializes in the management of complications of vaginal and lower urinary tract surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction. 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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA

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


  • Urology

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


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

Research & Publications

See publications for Sandip Vasavada, 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 11/23/2022, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic plc
  • BlueWind Medical Ltd.

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

235 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Gave me really good options for me to concider where I didn't receive from my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

The doctor was very nice. He was not in a hurry. Answered all my questions and discussed different treatment options.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

The doctor from Israel was wonderful and explained thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Vasavada is a fantastic doctor and a wonderful human being! Every time I met with him I was so impressed with him! I feel very blessed to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

I have known Dr Vasavada for a very long time. He is committed to excellence and cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Well, highly recommend this doctor for anyone with urological problems

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr and office gave me the best care I've had

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Was very worried about my condiction. But was put at ease by Dr. Vasavada.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

We believe we get excellent doctor & nursing from dr. Vasavada and his nurses.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Vasavada is phenomenal!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Vasavada is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I can't say enough about the team and Dr. Vasavada.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Vasavada is top notch! I drive from Pittsburgh to see him. I have tried a couple urologists in my area, and none compared to Dr. Vasavada & Cleveland Clinic. He has helped me so much. Well worth the drive! Thank you! A+++

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Fine tuning my problem/issues and connecting me to specific physician was quick and exact

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Vasavada is very professional, personable and kind!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

The care provider, she was respectful of my concerns. The exam she gave was easy.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

It was refreshing to speak with a doctor who didn't seem rushed at all and more importantly LISTENED to all my concerns and left me feeling relieved. The efficient way his office scheduled my follow up tests/appointments was impressive!!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Vasavada made my initial visit and my upcoming tests less of a stress. I'm thrilled with how he left me feeling that my condition can be improved on and hopefully resolved

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Vasavada and his assistants were helpful, answered questions,

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Vasavada explains what he is proposing in layman's terms and encourages questions.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr Vasavaba was very helpful & I loved having the urine specimen, then then bladder ultrasound done immediately which helped Dr with diagnosis before I left my first appointment with him. Very impressed with him and his team. He also got me in to see PT specialist the next day. I wish all dr appointments could get as much done in 1 hour as they do.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Vasavada. He is such a wonderful doctor. Explains everything to me. Very personable. A+++

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr. Vasavada is scheduling me for a scan & follow up appt. He really puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr. Vasavada was wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Liked my doctor and his good medical advice

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Vasavada is the best urologist in Cleveland and I am fortunate to have found him for my care.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I would totally recommend this Dr. And staff.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr Vasavada is excellent

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

When a conflict arose for Dr. Vasavada on the originally scheduled post-op appointment, his office was very efficient and effective in getting me in at a more convenient, earlier date.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Vasavada's reputation has clearly been earned - he exudes confidence and competence without arrogance. He made me feel like I was in very good hands for the surgery and took plenty of time to talk with me about the outcome during my post-op. I am hopeful that any remaining incontinence will disappear over time - already, it has been a huge improvement and positive impact on my lifestyle.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Vasavada is a great doctor. He took his time, answered my questions but was also very efficient. Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have him!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Very pleased doctor and staff very nice and respectful toward me and also new exactly what he was doing A plus in my book

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr. V had great bedside manner. He was patient and very kind. He made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr explained everything I ask. A very kind and caring Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I would highly recommend this doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

The doctor was amazing! He was efficient but completely explained all my options. He was direct in treatment recommendations and accommodating. Surpassed expectations. I was very impressed!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr. Vasavada is the very best Urologist of any hospital system.He is truly a people person! So kind,caring,and very smart! I would give him 10 stars if I could.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

This Dr. Is the head of Urology at Cleveland Clinic. We had the best one.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr VASAVADA is the best Dr. He found out what my problem is. I just love him.

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