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Ariana L. Smith, MD

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ariana L. Smith

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Urology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Atonic Urinary Bladder
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Prostate
  • Biopsy of Periurethral Tissue
  • Biopsy of Urethra
  • Bladder Augmentation
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Disorders
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Exstrophy
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bladder Neck Obstruction
  • Bladder Sphincterotomy
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bladder Trauma
  • Blood Conservation
  • Botox Injection of the Bladder
  • Botox Injection of the Urinary Sphincter
  • BPH Surgery
  • Calculus of Urinary Tract
  • Clinical Trials
  • Continent Urinary Diversion
  • Continuous Leakage of Urine
  • Cystocele
  • Cystolitholapaxy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy
  • Dilatation of Ureter
  • Dilation of Ureteral Meatus
  • Ectopic Ureter
  • Endoscopic Management of Urinary Diversions
  • Endourology
  • Enlarged Prostate BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Enterocele
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Enuresis
  • Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Foreign Body in Bladder and Urethra
  • Frequency of Urination
  • Genitourinary Fistula
  • Green Light Laser Therapy
  • Hematuria
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hydroureter
  • Ileal Conduit
  • Incomplete Emptying of Bladder
  • Interstim
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Laparoscopic Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Laparoscopic Urology
  • Laparoscopy
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Male Urinary Problems
  • Meatal Stenosis
  • Megaureter
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • Neurogenic Urinary Bladder
  • Nocturia
  • Nontraumatic Rupture of Bladder
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Paralysis of the Bladder
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
  • Periurethral Abscess
  • Pessaries
  • Pneumaturia
  • Polyuria
  • Post-Void Dribbling
  • Post-Void Residual
  • Prolapse of Urethra
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Prostatic Obstruction
  • Radiation Cystitis
  • Reanastomosis of Urethra
  • Reconstruction of Urethra
  • Repair of Cystocele
  • Repair of Enterocele
  • Repair of Rectocele
  • Repair of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Retropubic Sling
  • Sacral Neuromodulation for Bladder Control
  • Sigmoid-Vesical Fistula
  • Slowing of Urinary Stream
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strictures of Upper Urinary Tract
  • Transurethral Prostatectomy
  • Transurethral Resection of the Bladder
  • Underactive Bladder
  • Ureteral Stent
  • Ureteral Stricture Dilation
  • Ureterocele
  • Ureterocystostomy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urethral Abscess
  • Urethral Bulking Injections
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral Polyps
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urethrocele
  • Urethromeatoplasty
  • Urethrotomy
  • Urinary Catheter Insertion
  • Urinary Catheter Management
  • Urinary Catheter Removal
  • Urinary Diversion
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence in Children
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Defects
  • Urinary Tract Injury
  • Urinary Tract Obstruction
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urination Disorders
  • Urodynamics
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Septum
  • Vesicocutaneous Fistula
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Video Urodynamics
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • X-Ray
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

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

Memberships

American Geriatric Society, National American Urogynecologic Society, National American Urologic Association, National AUA, National Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Board, Local International Continence Society, International OPTUM UTI Database Review Committee, National Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN), National Institutes of Health, National Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, Local Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, Local Philadelphia Urologic Association, Local Philadelphia Urologic Association, Local Prevention of Lower Urinary tract Symptoms (PLUS), National Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, National Society of Women in Urology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Smith is employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Sutcliffe Siobhan, Bavendam Tamara, Cain Charles, Epperson C Neill, Fitzgerald Colleen M, Gahagan Sheila, Markland Alayne D, Shoham David A, Smith Ariana L, Townsend Mary K, Rudser Kyle: The Spectrum of Bladder Health: The Relationship Between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Interference with Activities. Journal of women's health (2002) 28 (6): 827-841,2019.

Taylor Benjamin L, Matrai Cathleen E, Smith Ariana L, Ayangbesan Abimbola, Xia Leilei, Golombos David M, Mosquera Juan Miguel, Nicolas Joseph, Robinson Brian D, Scherr Douglas S, Khani Francesca: Gynecologic Organ Involvement During Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer: Is It Time to Routinely Spare the Ovaries? Clinical genitourinary cancer 17 (1): e209-e215,2019.

Sung VW, Borello-France D, Newman DK, Richter HE, Lukacz ES, Moalli P, Weidner AC, Smith AL, Dunivan G, Ridgeway B, Mazloomdoost D, Carper B, Gantz M: Combined behavioral and pelvic floor exercise therapy with surgery vs. surgery alone for mixed urinary incontinence: The ESTEEM randomized clinical trial. JAMA : 2019.

Ferrante K, Smith AL: SUI and Activity [Submitted for Publication] : 2019.

Brady S, Smith AL: Lifecourse and LUTS [Internal Review] : 2019.

Williams BR, Nodora J, Newman DK, Low LK, James AS, Camenga DR, Hebert-Beirne J, Brady SS, Hardacker CT, Smith AL, Cunningham SD, Burgio KL: “I never knew anyone who peed on themselves on purpose;” Exploring adolescent and adult women’s lay language and discourse about bladder health and function. [Under Review] : 2019.

Markland, A, Epperson CN, Nodora J, Shoham D, Smith AL, Sutcliffe S, Townsend, M, Zhou J, Bavendam T: BACH Occupation and LUTS PLUS Consortium : 2019.

Meyer I, Ackenbom M, Gantz MG, Lukacz ES, Mazloomdoost D, Richter HE, Smith AL, Sung VW, Visco AG, Wai C, Whitworth R.: Transvaginal apical approaches for advanced pelvic organ prolapse. No publisher : 2019.

Lukacz ES, Bavendam TG, Berry A, Fok CS, Gahagan S, Goode PS, Hardacker CT, Hebert-Beirne J, Lewis CE, Lewis J, Low LK, Lowder JL, Palmer MH, Smith AL, Brady SA: Defining Bladder Health in Women and Girls: Implications for Research, Clinical Practice and Public Health Promotion J Women's Health (Larchmt) : 2018.

Jelovsek J Eric, Chagin Kevin, Lukacz Emily S, Nolen Tracy L, Shepherd Jonathan P, Barber Matthew D, Sung Vivian, Brubaker Linda, Norton Peggy A, Rahn David D, Smith Ariana L, Ballard Alicia, Jeppson Peter, Meikle Susan F, Kattan Michael W: Models for Predicting Recurrence, Complications, and Health Status in Women After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery. Obstetrics and gynecology 132 (2): 298-309,2018.

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Academic Contact Info

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

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

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