Rolando Rivera, MD, a Urologist with Advanced Urology Institute

Get to know Urologist Dr. Rolando Rivera, who serves patients in Naples, Florida.

Dr. Rivera is a board-certified urologist who leads the way with utilizing the latest technology for both urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. Being among the first surgeons in Southwest Florida to utilize the da Vinci® Robotic approach in the repair of vaginal prolapse, he also provides alternative treatment options to both men and women suffering from overactive bladder and urinary incontinence using InterStim® neuromodulation therapy and Botox® injections in the bladder.

Currently, he lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Advanced Urology Institute in Naples, Florida. Advanced Urology Institute is a professional corporation of medical doctors who are board-certified and qualified in the surgical subspecialty of urology. Their mission is to advance patient-centered urologic care. 

Prior to his current endeavors, Dr. Rivera was a staff physician in the Emergency Department at 121st General Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, a contract physician at The Schumacher Group – Beauregard Community Hospital in DeRidder, Louisiana, and a staff physician in the Emergency Department at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital in Fort Polk, Louisiana. 

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1996 when he earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico – School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There, he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. 

Upon graduation, he relocated to the United States to complete his residency in urological surgery at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he was named both the 2002 and 2005 AUA Gerald P. Murphy Scholar. He then went on to complete his fellowship training in pelvic and reconstructive surgery, voiding dysfunction, incontinence, and urodynamics at the University of Miami.

Improving the quality of life for his patients with overactive bladders, pelvic floor disorders, and voiding dysfunction is a driving motivation and a goal for Dr. Rivera. He is board-certified in urology by the American Board of Urology, whose mission is to act for the benefit of the public by establishing and maintaining standards of certification for urologists, as well as to work with certified urologists to achieve lifelong learning to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe, and ethical urologic care.

Having presented multiple abstracts at urological meetings, some of the many articles that Dr. Rivera has written include topics on botulinum toxin use, the role of urodynamics in vaginal prolapse, urethral diverticulum, estrogen significance in postmenopausal woman, vaginal fistulas, and erectile dysfunction.

Urology, also known as genitourinary surgery, is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary-tract system and the male reproductive organs. Urologists specialize in diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Patients may be referred to a urologist if their physician suspects they may need treatment for a condition relating to the bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, and adrenal glands. 

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