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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

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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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
  • 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


  • 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

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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 11/23/2022, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or 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

185 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 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

40 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Vasavada was very courteous and helpful in explaining the recommendations for my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr Vasavada took the time to address my concerns and answer my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Cleveland Clinic is an excellent hospital. Dr. Vasavada and his staff are wonderful. I would highly recommend anyone to come there.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

EXCELLENT Experience. Twas, by far, one of the MOST THOROUGH visits I've ever had. DR & his "fellow", totally explained their findings, suggestions for treatment, the treatments themselves & WHY I should stay on the treatments. I am SO happy that our niece, a pharmacist at Cleveland Clinic, Highly Recommended him!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr Vasavada is very communicative, personable, professional and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr. Vasavada and his staff have been so helpful and kind. Take the time to explain procedures and answer questions.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

This doctor is a winner up to the expedctation on ccf

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Every visit is a comforting experience! Dr. Vasavada is professional, caring, understanding.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

I always and to everyone highly recommend Dr. Vasavada as well as the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

I would go no where else than Dr Vavasada

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

A great experience with office staff and DrI was very satisfied with the prompt service of keeping to my appt time and how the Dr was patient in listening to my issues and had read up on the information of my background prior to my appt so he was familiar with the reason I was there and expressed to me that he was interested and suggested options to try and find out what may be causing my bladder pain

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. And office staff were fantastic. Very personable and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Vassavada. His care and concern for my well being has been the best I have had for a while.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Vasavada is an excellent physician. He is professional and personable. I have recommended him to many of my family and friends.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Vasavada to others.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Vasavada took the time to listen and answer all questions. He was most comfortable to talk to and took much time and care during all visits. He was very knowledgeable and very caring. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Great experience with everyone in the office.The doctor was a good listener, took his time with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Wonderful staff, Doctor . Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Vasavada was one of the easiest doctors to discuss my health issues with -- he is kind, patient, respectful, explained my condition to me that I could easily understand and follow with him as he spoke with me. He answered my questions, he really cared about me as a person and made me feel like I was the most important part of his day. This Is my first visit with him, and I can honestly tell you that I would easily recommend Dr. Vasavada, and his staff, who were also amazing to me that day to friends and family.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Vasavada is by far one of the best doctors I've ever had. He's extremely knowledgeable in his field and has helped me through numerous health issues and is a doctor with great compassion!!! Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him on their staff.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

I have recommended Dr. S. Vasavada to at least 3 other friends and they all have thanked me.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

I was very impressed and appreciated the time Dr Vasavada took with me

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Doc was very kind and asked he right questions. He did an excellent job on every level.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

This was an excellent experience. Scheduling an appointment was easy. I received directions for my trip from Hermitage, PA to Climic and staff, checking in for my appointment, were courteous and efficient.As for the medical team and Dr. Vasavada they were outstanding. Explained everything. I left there so pleased and confident that my treatment is in very good hands.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Good experience. I felt comfortable with my Dr and the nurses.

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