Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Division Chief

Sangeeta T. Mahajan, MD; Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assistant Professor of Urology, Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Chair of Gynecology Quality Assurance Committee, UH Cleveland Medical Center.


  • Megan Billow, DOAssistant Professor, Head of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Division, Co-Director of Endometriosis Center
  • Sherif El-Nashar, MD; Associate Professor, Co-Director of Pelvic Pain Center
  • Joseph Henderson, MD; Clinical Instructor
  • Adonis Hijaz, MDAssociate Professor of Urology, Director Female Pelvic Surgery
  • Carrie Bottigi, CNP

Expert Care and Treatment for Pelvic Floor Disorders

A personalized, multidisciplinary approach is offered at UHCMC Macdonald Women’s Hospital to help women suffering from pelvic floor disorders. Through University Hospitals Urology Institute’s Female Pelvic Medicine & Surgery Center, our team of highly specialized physicians works to diagnose and treat these conditions, restoring pelvic form and function and improving quality of life for patients. 

A Multidisciplinary Approach Leads to Better, More Comprehensive Care

The Center for Female Pelvic Medicine & Surgery offers a comprehensive approach for meeting all pelvic health needs by bringing together specialists that include urologists, gynecologists, colorectal specialists, physical therapists and psychologists.

Specialists with a common focus in female pelvic health combine their expertise by sharing information on best practices and developing new approaches to patient care. This collaborative approach benefits patients by offering them access to more advanced treatment options with greater opportunities to heal and restore pelvic health and function.

Treating a Wide Variety of Pelvic Floor Conditions and Disorders

Some of the conditions treated at the Female Pelvic Medicine & Surgery Center include:

  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Cystocele (fallen bladder)
  • Enterocele
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Pelvic pain

Board Certified Fellowship

The division started a fellowship in FPMRS in 2011 and was ACGME accredited in 2013 making it one of only 43 programs in the country, and one of only 6 in the country that trains both urologists (2 year fellowship) and gynecologists (3 year fellowship).  The fellowship is shared with Metro Health.  Jeff Mangel M.D. serves as the program director for the Metro site.

Several UHCMC residents have applied to fellowships in FPMRS throughout the country. In recent years, our residents have developed an impressive match record at prestigious programs.

Our division has had oral and non-oral presentations nationally and internationally.

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