About Dr. Rivera

Dr. Rivera leads the way with utilizing the latest technology for both urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. His expertise includes both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. 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.

Dr. Rivera graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan with a B.S. in General Sciences while majoring in Biology. He then graduated with honors earning his M.D. from the University of Puerto Rico and was selected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Rivera received his Urological Surgery training at the University of Florida, Gainesville where he was named both the 2002 and 2005 AUA Gerald P. Murphy Scholar. He went on to complete his fellowship training at the University of Miami in Pelvic and Reconstructive surgery, Voiding Dysfunction, Incontinence, and Urodynamics. He has presented multiple abstracts at urological meetings. Some of the many articles he wrote included topics such as botulinum toxin use, the role of urodynamics in vaginal prolapse, urethral diverticulum, estrogen significance in postmenopausal woman, vaginal fistulas and erectile dysfunction.

Improving the quality of life for his patients with overactive bladders, pelvic floor disorders and voiding dysfunction is a driving motivation and goal of Dr. Rivera. Dr. Rivera is Board Certified, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology.

RESIDENCY TRAINING

  • University of Florida, Gainesville

FELLOWSHIP

  • University of Miami in Pelvic and Reconstructive surgery, Voiding Dysfunction, Incontinence, and Urodynamics

MEDICAL DEGREE

  • University of Puerto Rico

UNDERGRADUATE

  • University of Puerto Rico – B.S. in General Sciences, Major in Biology (Magna cum laude)

My son had an emergency procedure performed. Dr. Rivera was kind, explained everything clearly and made us all feel comfortable with what was happening during and after the surgery.

Rolando Rivera, MD, Advanced Urology Institute
Shelly A.
Sep 21, 2016

Dr. Rivera, a highly qualified professional, has the rare special qualities of listening, caring, and making patients with serious medical concerns feel comfortable. His medical training and experience are evident in every decision. I discovered him while in an emergency situation; I was scared,, then consoled and treated with care and respect. Two years later my husband went through a similar cancer experience, and he feels the same way. As cancer survivors we both know that the evaluation and steps taken by Dr. Rivera have extended our lives. We are very grateful to both Dr. Rivera and his team, and would unquestionably recommend him to anyone in search of an exceptional urologist.

Rolando Rivera, MD, Advanced Urology Institute
Shelly A.
Jul 9, 2016