Contributors

George Abate, DO Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Joseph Abdelmalak, MD Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Matthew D. Barber, MD, MHS Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Daniel H. Biller MD Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Gregory F. Bonner, MD Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Susan M. Cera, MD

Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Weston, FL, USA

Firouz Daneshgari, MD Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Giovanna M. DaSilva, MD Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

G. Willy Davila, MD Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

James Doty, MD

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Naples, FL, USA

Jonathan E. Efron, MD, FACS, FASCRS Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Naples, FL, USA

Ahmed Elazab, MD Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Lawrence P. Frank, MD Department of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Florida,Weston, FL, USA

Tara L. Frenkl, MD, MPH Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Gamal M. Ghoniem, MD, FACS Section of Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology and Reconstruction, Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Wagih W. Gobrial, MD Section of Head Pain Management, Division of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Nathan Guerette, MD Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Gassan Haddad, MD Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

John C. Hairston, MD Section of Female Urology, Voiding Dysfunction and Pelvic Reconstruction, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Urology, Weston, FL, USA

Lawrence S. Hakim, MD, FACS Section of Sexual Medicine, Infertility and Prosthetics, Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Tracy L. Hull, MD

Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Jonathan Jay, MD, FACS Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Naples, FL, USA, USA

Robert Kay, MD

Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, Chief of Staff, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Usama M. Khater, MD Section of Female Urology, Voiding Dysfunction and Pelvic Reconstruction, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Urology, Weston, FL, USA

M. Louis Moy, MD Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Minda Neimark, MD Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Juan J. Nogueras, MD Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, MD Department of Obstetrics and

Gynecology, Urological Institute and Women's Health Center, Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Benjamin Person, MD Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Ronnie R. Pimentel, MD, FACP, FACG Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Jennifer T. Pollak, MD Florida Center for Urogynecology, Hollywood, FL, USA

Raymond R. Rackley, MD Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Virgilio Salanga, MD, MS Department of Neurology,

Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Dana R. Sands, MD Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

T. Cristina Sardinha, MD Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Andrew I. Sokol, MD Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Wael Solh, MD

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Kevin J. Stepp, MD

Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Joanna M. Togami, MD

Section of Female Urology, Voiding Dysfunction and Pelvic Reconstruction, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Urology, Weston, FL, USA

Sandip P. Vasavada, MD

Section of Voiding Dysfunction and Female Urology, Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Dawn Vickers, RN

Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Mark D. Walters, MD Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Eric G. Weiss, MD Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCS, FRCSED

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Samir M. Yebara, MD Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA

Section I

Concept of the Pelvic Floor as a Unit

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