Dr. Joseph Gauta, MD

Dr. Joseph Gauta, MD

Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Gauta is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). He is a member of the Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons, American Urogynecologic Society, the International Urogynecologic Society and the International Continence Society. Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG serves as one of only 50 instructors in the nation on the teaching faculty of Boston Scientific's prestigious Pelvic Floor Institute, and provides education and training to Urologists, Surgical Gynecologists, and Urogynecologists from throughout the world. He is ranked by Press-Ganey in the top 1% of physicians in the nation for Patient Satisfaction. Since being consistently honored with the Vitals Award and Patient's Choice Award since 2008, an award reflecting excellence in care, he now ranks in the top 1% of all physicians in the country as receiving the Patient's Choice Award five years in a row. He is a recipient of the prestigious Lewis I. Post Award for Surgical Excellence.

1890 SW Health Pkwy Ste 205

Naples, FL 34109

Contact Information

(239) 592-1388

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Uterine Prolapse
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gauta "The Florida Bladder Institute, based in Naples Florida, is one of the country's first urogynecology practices. There have been tremendous gains over the last decade in the diagnosis and treatment of female incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain. The specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (a.k.a. Urogynecology) was developed to harness this knowledge and benefit women of all ages. We can provide you with a complete understanding of your pelvic condition."


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  • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Urology

Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Endometriosis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Infertility
  • Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Incontinence
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Leakage of Urine
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections


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  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Ablation
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Biopsy
  • Bladder Exstrophy Repair
  • Bladder Function Test
  • Bladder Reconstruction
  • Bladder Repair Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Bladder Suspension Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Surgery
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In-Office Sterilization
  • In-Office Urodynamic Testing
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Interstim® Procedure for Overactive Bladder
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • LEEP - Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Biopsy
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Pelvic Fistula Repair
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Pelvic Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pelvic Sling
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound, Pelvic
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Uterine Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vaginal Repair
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Siena College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Press-Ganey Top 1% of Physicians in the Nation for Patient Satisfaction, 2008-2012
  • Lewis I Post MD Award for Surgical Excellence, 1998
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award, 2012
  • Isadore Dyer MD Award for Teaching Excellence, 1998
  • Patient's Choice Award by Vitals.com, 2007-2015
Media & Publications
  • Outpatient Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Evaluation of Pain, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Croatian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gauta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gauta to family and friends
based on 275 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Gauta's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Naples, FL |
Very thorough and kind.
in Naples, FL |
love Dr Gauta he is amazing I feel so much better since I have being seeing him.
in Naples, FL |
The best.
in Naples, FL |
Explained things so that I could understand!
in naples, fl |
I have been to a lot of doctors! This office is top notch. I feel like I've been botched by other surgeons and my problem got worse. My first appointment was with Amanda, who is the doctors assistant and she got all of my info and tests that were needed. She's great by the way! When I met Dr. Gauta he had everything he needed to discuss my condition. He spent a loooong time explaining exactly what was going on with my body and my options to fix it. I'm now totally better!
in Naples, FL |
Amanda is awesome!!!
in Ft Myers, FL |
I thank God that I found this practice. I had so much pain and discomfort and Dr. Gauta was so caring and compassionate. He thoroughly understood everything I was going through. He gave me many options to treat my condition and let me choose. I love him and his staff!
in Naples, FL |
Took time and explained possible options throughly .
in Naples, FL |
Excellent :).
in Naples, FL |
Amanda is wonderful. She always makes me feel comfortable and reassures me when I am concerned about something.
in I live in Naples Florida. I was born and raised in |
It was terrible. I have a problem and went to him and he actually told me he couldn't even deal with me because I would ruin his career. Years later I still have this problem. I'm still looking for a really good doctor I can explain why I'm having these problems and work with me. He was actually terrible and I wouldn't recommend him to anybody
After a look at our files, I have not had a patient experience matching this nor one that matches the description given. I am however saddened to hear about a negative outcome with a provider in our community. In light of that, do not hesitate to contact my office if I can be of any assistance. Best wishes.
in Naples, FL |
This doctor has scarred me for life from ever being able to enjoy sex without pain or a UTI. He never took the time to thoroughly explain the procedure or what the complications could be. I was told I would be back to work in a week but couldn't function for 3 months. Here it is 5 years later and I am still dealing with pain. I could not even urinate on my own for 3 months and had to wear a bag until I begged to self cath. Again, none of this was explained to me.
Julie L, I'm sorry you are not feeling well, but I do not have any record of you in our system. Are you sure you have the correct doctor. If so, please come into the office to talk about your problems. We would be more than happy to help you at anytime.
in Naples, FL |
Dt Gauta and his staff are outstanding! Very professional. Took my mom to see him. He was so patient and answered all her (and my questions). Never felt rushed. He really cares. LOVE their patient portal!! You can email the doctor and staff questions and they respond. No being put on hold. No lost messages that I've experienced at other offices. Their follow up is great. Gail, Dr. Gauta's nurse is amazing. This is how all offices should be run.
in Decatur, GA |
Very patient and informative. Thank you!
in Naples, FL |
The from desks I like the girl And doctor Amanda was grate.
in Ft Myers, FL |
Been going to his office for many years. Have had several procedures, have had zero issues. Always takes the time to answer my questions and address concerns. Never had a problem scheduling appointments. I've had to have appts rescheduled due to his surgery scheduling but have always been given at least a week's notice. No issues at all. One of the few surgeons I've met with both expertise AND bedside manner. He, and his office, are awesome!
in Naples, FL |
Great staff, doctor, PA, office!!!
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
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  • Assurant Health
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  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
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Hospitals where Dr. Gauta has admitting privileges

NCH Downtown Naples Hospital
350 7th St N
Naples, FL 34102
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NCH North Naples Hospital
11190 Health Park Blvd
Naples, FL 34110
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