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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
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 11/18/2019, 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:

  • Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.
  • 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

203 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I accompanied my mother for this appointment. The nurses, nurse Practitioner were all excellent. We also saw the doctor. He took the time to listen and talk to my mother. We were very pleased with everyone we encountered.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Excellent and respectful provider.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

This visit was a very pleasant experience. the physician was very attentive and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

My experience at Cleveland Clinic has always been extremely so impressive, the scheduling,the nurses, my doctors, the cleanliness of the hospital... everything has me feel so safe and hopeful..Dr.Vasavada has been my life saver...

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Vasavada. He is a wonderful doctor, not merely a "provider." He not only listened to my concerns, but was willing and able to engage in thoughtful consideration of what might be causing my symptoms. I found him to be very responsive and open, which you want in a doctor, but I feel is rare. I felt my care is in excellent hands.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

I find the video visits to be excellent when the doctor is excellent, as Dr. Vasavada is. I am so grateful for video visits during the pandemic and doctors who are able to offer great care through this method. Thanks, Dr. Vasavada, Audriana and staff!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The Dr. and staff are extremely personable, approachable. When sharing your circumstances you have their attention. They listen very well. I like everything about Dr. Vasavada. He is down to earth, caring, concerned. I'm glad I was sent to him by my other Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr was very kind and patient answering my questions. He was excellent and smart.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Happy with Dr. Not happy with scheduling.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

excellent physician! Caring and encourage s me to participate in my solutions to tgevproblems that arise in my health care.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

I assume it's difficult to do these things virtual for a physician, however it was good. He referred us to another Fellow in Wisconsin.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr Vasavada is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

i wanted a second opinion and the staff, Doctor, nurse and even girl making original appointment were so understanding.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Vasavada's associate at first. He took my history and discussed my symptoms. He was very thorough and understanding as to the reason for my visit. I then met Dr. Vasavada who discussed my symptoms, did an exam, and designed a plan of treatment. He was gentle, patient, and understanding. He reassured me that he would do whatever he could to help me.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

I felt very confident talking with the doctor & his explanations.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr Vasavada is wonderful- the entire staff is caring and efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

very confidant with my Dr would recommend him to everyone

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus I had a virtual call visit. This was my first with Dr. Vasavada and I was very pleased.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

excellent physician. cared about my physical problem and focused on that, and not depression and anxiety which I deal with. I appreciated he didn't spend the majority of the consultation on that topic and focused on the urology topic at hand

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr. is EXCELLENT!!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

This doctor is well known and highly respected. He is a very busy person and has a demanding schedule!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr Vasavada is at the Avon location only on Thursday's. So far, so good.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I am in good hands with Dr Vasavada. He listens.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I just feel my time should be valued as much as physicians feel there time is.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I have had 5 years with Dr. Vasavad's care. Each visit has been a relief, both physically, mentally and emotionally. We have often commented to other patients passing through the Clinic that we are so grateful for Cleveland Clinic, and we always are met with heartfelt agreement. From the first moment at the sidewalk. CC is our first choice, no matter where we are living. Thank you !

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I would trust Dr. Vasada

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

*Dr. Vasavada was most helpful and explained things very well.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

wish he was a gp. best doctor I've seen in a long time.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

The doctor was very personable, took the time to talk with me and explained what was going on.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I was a little overwhelmed by the examination and had a bit of trouble understanding the plan for future treatment planned. Doctor reexplanined.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

the doctor and medical assistants were excellent

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr.Vasavada, is the best. Listened & answered all my questions! Felt totally comfortable & confident. I would highly recommend him !

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr Vasavada and staff were very compassionate and professional. They made my visit less stressful, and I left feeling more empowered about my situation and confident in my treatment and that everything would be okay. Very kind people who seemed to care about me and wanted to help. I really appreciate that.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

as comfortable as possible. I had to have a very embarrassing procedure done and the dr and his nurse made it as comfortable as possible. Dr. Vasavada has a wonderful bedside manner. He is excellent in explaining what is wrong and putting a treatment plan in place. He takes time to answer your questions. Amazing doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

see first comment. I think the doctor is great and would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

we really liked Dr. Vasavada and felt comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr Vasavada is wonderful. He is personable, empathetic and very good at what he does

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I have suggested this physician to two persons and all agreed this physician is very special ; in kindness, sincerity, professional care , understanding. This is one real doctor

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

My primary doctor wanted me to see Dr Vasavada - scheduled an appointment and she got me an earlier appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr Vasavada was outstanding!

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.

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