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Ariana L. Smith, MD Physician

Director of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Smith is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Urology and Urologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Urology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013
  • Urology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bladder - Obstruction
  • Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Bladder Diverticulectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Collagen Implant Injections
  • Continent Urinary Diversion
  • Cystocele Repair
  • Enterocele Repair
  • Female Urology
  • Genital Tract - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Genital Tract Reconstruction
  • Hematuria
  • Holistic Approach to Care
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Male Urology
  • Neuromodulation
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Floor Prolapse
  • Pelvic Floor Prolapse - Robotic Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pubo-Vaginal Sling
  • Rectocele Repair
  • Retropubic/Vaginal Suspensions
  • Robotic Pelvic Floor Prolapse
  • Robotic Sacrocolpopexy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sacrocolpopexy - Laparoscopic
  • Ureteral Re-Implant (Ureteroneocystostomy)
  • Ureteral Surgery
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Fistula
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence in Women
  • Urinary Reconstruction
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urodynamic Tests
  • Urogynecology
  • Vaginal Prolapse Repair
  • Vaginal Vault Prolapse Repair
  • Vaginal Wall Sling
  • Voiding Dysfunction

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Urology

    Penn Medicine Washington Square 19th Floor 800 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Urology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Albert Einstein Bronx
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles

Memberships

American Urogynecologic Society, National American Urologic Association, National International Continence Society, International Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN), National Institutes of Health, National Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, Local Philadelphia Urologic Association, Local Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, National Society of Women in Urology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Smith is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Smith AL, Hantsoo L, Malykhina AP, Valentino R, Wein AJ, Epperson CN,: Basal and Stress activated HPA-Axis function in postmenopausal women with overactive bladder. (under review) : 2015 (under review).

jelovsek E, (PFDN Smith AL): Models for predicting risk of recurrence, complications and overall health status in women following pelvic organ prolapse surgery Floor Disorder Network : 2015 (still under review).

Andy UU, Arya LA, Smith AL, Propert KJ, Bogner HR, Colavita K, Harvie HS.: Is self-reported adherence associated with clinical outcomes in women treated with anticholinergic medication for overactive bladder? Neurourol Urodyn. : 2015.

Nitti VW, Mourtzinos A, Brucker BM, SUFU PAD TEST STUDY GROUP (SMITH AL).: Correlation of patient perception of pad with objective degree of incontinence in men with post prostatectomy incontinence Journal of Urology 192 (3): 836-842,2014.

McMillian MT, Pan XQ, Smith AL, Newman DK, Weiss SR, Ruggieri Sr MR, Malykhina AP,: Coronavirus-induced demyelination of the neural pathways triggers neurogenic bladder overactivity in a mouse model of multiple screrosis American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology 307 (5): F6312-622,2014.

McMillan MT, Pan XQ, Smith AL, Newman DK, Weiss SR, Ruggieri Sr. MR, Malykhina AP.: Coronavirus-induced demyelination of the neural pathways triggers neurogenic bladder overactivity in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology 307 (5): F612-622,2014.

Morrisroe SN, Rodriguez LV, Wang PC, Smith AL, Trejo L, Sarkisian CA.: Correlates of 1-year incidence of urinary incontinence in older Latino adults enrolled in a community-based physical activity trial. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 62 (4): 740-746,2014.

Andy UU, Harvie HS, Smith AL, Propert KJ, Bogner HR, Arya LA.: Validation of a self-administered instrument to measure adherence to anticholinergic drugs in women with overactive bladder. Neurourology & Urodynamics : 2014.

Lamin E, Smith AL: Urologic agents for treatment of bladder dysfunction in neurogenic disease Current Treatment Options in Neurology 16 (3): 280,2014.

Greer J, Harvie HS,Andy UU,Smith AL, Northington GN, Aryla LA,: Short-Term postoperative functional outcomes in older women undergoing prolpse surgery Obstetrics & Gynocology : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Washington Square
Division of Urology
800 Walnut Street
19th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-3409
Fax: (215) 829-5855
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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