Cristina M. Saiz, MD

Medical Director, Urogynecology, Valley Medical Group

Cristina Saiz, MD
Specialties
Urogynecology
Gender
Female
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
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Location(s)

VMG- Urogynecology, Ridgewood

1200 East Ridgewood Avenue
West Wing - Suite 205
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-221-0504
Fax: 201-880-6902

Education

Education

MD, University of Medical Sciences, Costa Rica (1997 - 2002)

Fellowships

Fellow, St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)

Internship & Residency

University of Miami School of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology (2005-2009)

Board Certifications

American Board Of Obstetrics And Gynecology - Certified, 2011

Female Pelvic Medicine & Rec Surg - Certified, 2011

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

As a Urogynecologist, I specifically focus on pelvic floor disorders in women such as pelvic organ prolapse ("dropped bladder"), urinary incontinence ("leakage of urine"), overactive bladder, frequent urination, urgency, interstitial cystitis (bladder pain) among other conditions.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

There is a broad range of treatment options for pelvic floor conditions including non-surgical approaches, such as pessaries and physical therapy, as well as minimally invasive surgical procedure, such as robotic / laparoscopic and vaginal reconstruction. Some of the advanced in-office procedures that we offer include botox bladder injections, urethral bulking injections and peripheral tibial nerve stimulation.

Describe some of your professional highlights.

I am a fellowship-trained and double board-certified urogynecologist. I've held several academic appointments, including Assistant Professor for the University of Miami OB/GYN Department, and more recently, full-time Faculty Associate for the Atlantic Health Urogynecology Fellowship Program. I have published multiple research studies and authored several book chapters in the field of Urogynecology. I was elected Junior Fellow Chair for the Florida section of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists in 2009.

 

Awards & Accolades

Elected Junior Fellow Chair - Florida Section
Awarding Organization: American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology
2009

Resident for Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures Award
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
2009

Publications & Research

"Prevalence of Occult Malignancy Within Morcellated Specimens Removed During Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy", Female Pelvic Med Reconstructive Surgery Journal, 2016.

"Practice Patterns Regarding Management of Rectovaginal Fistulae: A Multicenter Review", Female Pelvic Med. Reconstructive Surgery Journal,2015.

"Management of Vesicovaginal Fistulae: A Multicenter Analysis", Female Pelvic Med Reconstructive Surgery Journal, 2014.

"Vaginal Prolapse Repair: Suture repair vs Mesh augmentation; A Urogynecology Perspective", Urology Clinics North America, 2012.

"Cellular Proliferation in Female Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Pilot Study", Arch Gynecol Obstet., 2011.

Insurance

Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments

4.8

Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

07/30/2019
Dr. Saiz - answered my questions before I even asked them. I would highly recommend her with confidence.
07/25/2019
dr saiz is a gift to me. she explains in easy to understand way everything she is doing during the test. always made sure i was okay at all times. feel very confident in her
07/24/2019
I can't say enough great things about Dr. Saiz. she exemplifies what every doctor should strive to be. She's very knowledgeable in her field but not pompous. She's articulate but speaks in a language that I understand. I had 100% confidence in her abilities to perform my surgery. She definitely prepares herself by reading her notes before I came in. I felt like she really cared about my case and I wasn't just a medical record number! I have already recommended friends and family to her. I only wish there were more doctors like Dr Saiz. She is one of a kind.
07/12/2019
I was satisfied with the doctor's knowledge of the medical condition. She was thorough in her exam and provided information about how to follow up. It is still unclear to me about why I have the problem. However, she showed no "beside manner," did not greet me, did not express empathy. I thought that was unusual. But that's okay, I was pleased to find a doctor who was knowledgeable.
07/04/2019
Excellent experience.