Sandip Vasavada MDCleveland Clinic Glickman Urological Institute Cleveland, Ohio
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 Associate 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 the past several 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 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/or voiding dysfunction.
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.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Long-Term Use of Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Management of Overactive Bladder Syndrome
- One- vs Two-Stage Sacral Neurostimulation Device Placement
- Feasibility of a Fully Implanted Tibial Nerve Stimulator for OAB Syndrome With Urgency Urinary Incontinence
- Examining the Value of Video Visits to Patients in an Outpatient Urology Clinic
- Analysis of Complications of Pelvic Mesh Excision Surgery Using the Clavien-Dindo Classification System
- Sacral Neuromodulation for Overactive Bladder