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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
Directions

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 Reconstruction
  • Urinary Reconstruction
  • 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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Biography

About Sandip Vasavada, MD

Sandip Vasavada, MD, serves as Urologic Director, Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS), at Cleveland Clinic within the Glickman Urological Institute. Together with his other colleagues he helps represent one of the largest centers for urogynecology and reconstructive genitourinary surgery in the United States. He is also Professor of Surgery (Urology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and has a joint appointment with the Women's Health Institute. He is the Janina and Jim Miller Endowed Chair of Female Pelvic Health as of 2020 at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Vasavada completed his urology residency at Cleveland Clinic subsequent to beginning a fellowship in female urology, neuro-urology and reconstruction at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. 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 20 years, Crain’s Cleveland Business Top 40 under 40 and the Urology department Teacher of the Year. He has published three textbooks and has authored over 100 manuscripts and over 25 book chapters as well as numerous abstracts and videosHe 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 helped author the American Urological Association (AUA) and Society of Urodynamics and Female Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Guidelines in both Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Additionally, Dr. Vasavada is Past-President of SUFU (Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction), the main society in Female Urology.

Dr. Vasavada's main clinical interests lie in the area of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and complex reconstruction of the female lower urinary tract and management of complications of vaginal and lower urinary tract surgery. His current research interests are in the field predictive models for use of Artificial Intelligent (AI) in UTI and OAB management and development of care pathways for optimizing care in patients undergoing complex incontinence and prolapse surgery.

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
1999

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urology
Cleveland, OH
1997

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH
1992

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

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH
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

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 3/25/2024, 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:

  • BlueWind Medical Ltd.
  • 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.

* 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

245 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2024

I liked the Doctor right away. He was calm, friendly, informative and a good listener. Very respectful.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Both Dr. Vasavada and his fellow were warm and caring. The exam was quick and not too uncomfortable. I had a high degree of confidence in their care for me.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

I am always pleased the Dr Vasavada takes time and listens to my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

This being my first time with the doctor, I felt relaxed completely, completely satisfied that he had my best interest

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Like Dr. Vasavada very much.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Vasavada is not 'Very good" he is "Excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

I have been a patient of Dr Vasavada for many years.I wouldn't go to any other urologist.. He is so easy to talk to, very professional in the way he cares about me as his patient and I feel I'm getting the best advanced care available for my neurogenic bladder condition. He is the best and I trust his care.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

I always recommend Dr Vasavada to family and friends who need the best urologist..

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Vasavada is the best in his area. Fixed my problem.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Vasavada is amazing, caring and knowledgeable. His staff is also very professional, caring and very attentive to my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Vasavada ,Excellent!!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Excellent experience with the doctor and with the fellow.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Very helpful. The Doctor provided the good news and the bad news and explained my options.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

The nurse as well as the doctor was very informative with my health

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Vasavada very knowledgeable, personable, respectful, extremely easy to converse with

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Vasavada was excellent. He was very informative and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Appointment made through my doctor's office

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

I appreciate the doctors advice, care and interest in my problem. His pleasant personality put me at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Wait is long to see doctor Wait on phone to make appointment is tediculoisy

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Everyone was considerate, kind and positive. The Dr was excellent and and made suggestions for me. He was super, really. Everyone was.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

It's sad that we as physicians have to be subjected to these evaluations but overall, my care by everyone especially Dr. Vasavada has been excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

All my questions were answered, I was very comfortable and feel that I made the right decision. The doctor was so pleasant and very patient with me and my questions. I had a terrific experience.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

This is a once a year check up. Always scheduled on a Thursday to see Dr Vasavada.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Vasavada is highly respected and comes highly recommended.

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!

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