Urogynecologist joins Bayhealth

Pelvic medicine speciality care for Southern Delaware
March 20, 2023

Bayhealth is bringing new specialty care to meet the growing needs in central and southern Delaware.

Urologist/urogynecologist Ray Bologna, MD, MBA, is the newest addition to the Bayhealth Urology Sussex Campus team. He joins Antoinette Ptak, MD; Wendy Surguy, NP-C; Jessica Bradley, NP-C; and Sarah B. Neely-Collins, FNP-BC; in the practice. Bologna specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery, and is currently taking new patients.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bologna. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the Cleveland Clinic, one of the most-respected health systems worldwide,” said Lawrence Ward, MD, MPH, FACP, Bayhealth vice president for physician services and clinical integration. “As a urogynecology expert, he’s helped thousands of women with pelvic health disorders find relief and a better quality of life. It’s estimated that about one-third of women will experience this type of disorder in their lifetime, and we’re very glad Dr. Bologna is here to provide specialized, compassionate care close to home for our community members.”

Prior to joining Bayhealth, Bologna was employed by the Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He chaired the department of urology and was program director for the urology residency program at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He also was a clinical professor and chair for the department of urology at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Bologna is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University, where he also completed his urology residency. He went on to complete a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, and finished an additional fellowship in female urology and voiding dysfunction at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.

He has earned numerous professional accolades, including membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Elite Patient Service Physician Award from Summa Health System, and two urology teacher of the year honors from Northeast Ohio Medical University.

In his career of more than 20 years, Bologna has advanced the education and treatment of common pelvic floor conditions, such as urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor prolapse, sometimes brought on by pregnancy and childbirth among other causes. He co-authored a book titled “The Accidental Sisterhood: Take Control of Your Bladder and Your Life.”

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