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Dr. Ray Bologna, MD


Dr. Ray Bologna has spent much of his medical career helping women understand and treat their pelvic health problems. In 2005, he created a five-step pelvic floor exercise program (based on Kegels) to improve bladder problems like urinary frequency, urgency, urge incontinence, and stress urinary incontinence. He published the program in his book, The Accidental Sisterhood, currently in its 4th edition with thousands of copies sold. The book details not only the exercise program, but also important suggestions for creating a personalized plan that can help with bladder control. Over the years, Dr. Bologna realized the one missing component from his book was a network of support – the bringing together of women who share the same issues and can learn from one another. He launched The Accidental Sisterhood website as a way to create this community.

Dr. Bologna currently serves as the chairman of the Department of Urology at Akron General Medical Center, and practices Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in Akron, Ohio at Physicians Urology. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he received his doctor of medicine from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and completed his residency in urology at NEOMED’s affiliated Urology Program. He completed a fellowship in female medicine and reconstructive surgery at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bologna is board certified in both urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

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Gain control of your bladder and get back to life.

March 13, 2017 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD


Although we have posted similar blogs in the past, this article was recently published by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and we wanted to share it with our Accidental Sisterhood followers:

It’s a problem millions of women experience but often fail to mention to their health care provider: urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control. Read more

Top Tips for Constipation

February 27, 2017 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD


If you are experiencing constipation, it might feel difficult to overcome, but there are many ways to help with constipation. In fact, many women have difficulties with chronic constipation, which affects 16% of patients.

Any degree of constipation has the potential to lead to pelvic floor problems, so it’s important that you discuss constipation with your provider. Read more

Leakage During Life’s Intimate Moments

February 20, 2017 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD


Oftentimes, the reason a patient finally makes an appointment to discuss urinary leakage is that she is experiencing leakage during intimate moments. For many patients, this is an extension of other times they experience urinary frequency, urgency, or leakage.

Although it’s not an easy topic to discuss, it’s important to understand what’s causing these issues in order to start on the right track toward a solution. Read more

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

September 26, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

The dictionary definition of prolapse is “to slip forward or down,” but pelvic organ prolapse is a broad term that is used to describe a variety of prolapse conditions:

  • Cystocele (bladder/anterior vaginal wall)
  • Enterocele (top of the vagina)
  • Uterine/vaginal (apical prolapse/uterus)
  •  Rectocele (posterior vaginal wall/rectum).
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