Pelvic floor and functional bowel disorders refer to a series of symptoms and anatomic findings that effect men and women of all ages. These may include: constipation, difficult evacuation, fecal incontinence, irritable bowel disorders, diarrhea, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and sexual dysfunction and pain. Although not life threatening, these disorders can severely affect quality of life and individual performance.

Over the past two decades I have dedicated my career to working with other specialists for comprehensive care for individuals with pelvic floor disorders. In July 2017, I joined The Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery at Stanford University as the Medical Director of the Pelvic Health Center. I previously spent the prior decade at Cleveland Clinic running a multidisciplinary clinic and performing over 200 combined procedures in conjunction with colleagues in urology and urogynecology. We developed a robotic surgical approach to woman with vaginal and rectal prolapse and performed many surgeries to repair intestinal and rectal fistula (abnormal communications between the intestine and vagina).

Prior to that I established a Pelvic Floor Center at Maimonides Medical Center received a Jahnigan Career Development Award looking at multicompartment prolapse in elderly women. In addition to performing surgery and teaching throughout my career, I have maintained a commitment to long-term follow up of patients after surgery.
Although my training and focus is around surgical techniques and solutions for anorectal disorders and pelvic health, I believe that prevention, non-surgical alternatives, diet, exercise, and behavior management are vitally important to patient success.

One of my many goals is to educate patients, health care providers, and trainees about pelvic floor disorders.
When I am not at work I enjoy quality time with my three teenagers, dog, friends and I practice yoga.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship (2001) OH
  • Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Program (1994) PA
  • Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital General Surgery Residency (2000) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery (2003)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2001)

Administrative Appointments
  • Surgery Department Wellness Department, Stanford (2020 - 2022)


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Pelvic Health Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 721-2700

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Dr. Gurland is extremely professional and answers all of my questions fully. I am fortunate she is my doctor and did my surgery.
Dr Gurland was informative, listened and took the time necessary to fully assess my problems while explaining the process going forward.
She’s very conscientious.
Straight forward, kind, and professional.
Dr. Gurland is wonderful! She explains and genuinely listens and cares about me as her patient. Tracy is amazing. The entire team is caring and makes all the world of difference. Thank you SO SO much
Dr. GURLAND is great at her field and is the only doctor that was able to help me with my hemorrhoids.
Takes my concerns into account, and explains things to me.
Dr. Gurland is great. I appreciate her trying to help me, but at the same time, I feel as lost as ever as I continue to try and seek some kind of resolution to a situation that is really taking a toll on me physically.
Very matter of fact. Asks questions, listens to answers, then decides on a path going forward.

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