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

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine (1994) PA
  • Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Department of Surgery-Division of General Surgery (2000) NY
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship (2001) OH
  • 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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Practice Locations

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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Digestive Health Surgery in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Absolutely professional, engaging and informative. They made me feel like I finally will have answers .. Thank you Again
Competent care at last.
She is thorough, kind and understanding, and explains everything extremely well!
Good initial impression. Direct and to the point. Friendly.
Dr. Gurland is exceptional! Stanford is very fortunate to have her as part of the pelvic floor dysfunction team.
I am thankful for all the hyper care provided throughout my recovery journey,
She is great, this is my 6th time doing the same procedure and video visits are helpful because I have to travel to Stanford from Monterey
Dr Gurland is an exceptional Dr. She has great people skills and most importantly she understands my problem and is able to resolve my issue in the least invasive method. I trust Dr Gurland and I appreciate her surgical skills!
Dr Gurland is an excellent surgeon who seems to care about her patients.
Professional, knowledgeable
Dr. Gurland is excellent. So blessed to be able go see her. And her NP Catherine and staff were great as well.
Excellent doctor.
Staff was very friendly and the doctor was caring, friendly and knowledgeable.
I fullyappreciate the precautions Dr. Gurland is making on myy behalf given my multiple medical issues.
I was glad she reached out to me prior to my next scheduled visit.
Thank you, Dr. Gurland, for being a great listening and explaining my medical condition, prescribed treatment, and expected results clearly and simply.
She was awesome. Informative, polite, listened well, and i felt like i could trust her expertise
Wish the doctors had more time for each of their patients
I was hoping the Dr. Could spend more time with me to discuss my options
Love Dr G and Tracy!
I am grateful to have Dr. Gurland.
Much Appreciation. The results are very good!
I have been suffering with digestive issues for many years. Dr Gurland wanted to know my story of symptoms I have been experiencing that began after the birth of my daughter in 2005. She has ordered tests that have not been explored to date. I look forward to working through next steps and a treatment plan.
I felt that everybody that saw me really cared about my well being and health.
Medical staff are excellent, knowledgeable, professional, yet friendly
Dr Gurland and her team/ department always (10 out of 10 times) take good care of me. I feel heard, respected, and cared for. Thank you for providing patients with stellar teams!!
From front desk staff, to MA, to APP to MD, all great
I know from past experience the surgeon and her team are excellent.
I really like and trust this doctor. She answered all of questions. Her and her staff are very professional and respectful and responsive.
She had no compassion and I left there with no real answer for this chronic pain I have had for 1 year and eight months and I live a 4hour distance away and this is the second time I have been to Stanford I was referred to another doctor and then referred to this doctor.
Excellent interaction.
Very professional, approachable, good listener.
Very good I’m happy thanks
I just want to let her know how grateful I am that her surgical skills fixed my problem that was wrecking my life. Thank you Dr. Gurland!!!!
Everyone was very helpful and courteous.
Great care and great communication from Dr
Excellent listening skills
I think Dr. Gurland is a wonderful surgeon, which is why I go out of my way to continue as her patient.
professional, knowledgable, answers questions with respect & easy manner
She was very thorough and I appreciated that. With the PA sitting and her standing I was only able to see her from the nose down. That was weird. I didn't want to mess up my video visit so I didn't want to adjust my screen and just kept going.
I did not feel like the doctor validated my concerns and was hesitant to answer my questions or tell me she couldn't answer them. The video visit was not helpful at all. I was almost in tears as there was no encouragement that I would get the relief I need
very rude and disrespectful
Dr. and staff were great
Excellent and beyond my expectations!!
Dr Gurland and her staff were very kind, attentive and professional.
She communicates well and answer my questions. I feel comfortable with her. She is a caring doctor
Very professional and patience to attend your needs
Every thing did well
Dr Gurland is an excellent physician/surgeon. She is very responsive to all of my questions and concerns. I really appreciate her extensive knowledge and experience.
Great caring
If someone has the same condition that I have, I would definitely recommend Dr. Gurland.
I appreciate the care and compassion that all staff provided, and TRULY appreciate the attention to remedial measures before considering surgery.
Dr Gurland has been very kind and attentive to all of my concerns. I did not feel rushed and she answered my concerns and outlined a plan
Dr. Gurla was extremely helpful in explaining everything to me. She put me at ease and answered all of my questions.
Very thorough and nice.
Supportive attentive
The team had excellent patience with me! Very much appreciated!
She cares deeply about the well being of her patients.
The previous message was in regards to her and others. Please refer to that.
I thought she asked the right questions, listened well and was direct and honest about her plan. I have confidence in her as my doctor.
Excellent Care by Dr. Gurland and her staff and the entire network of health care providers at Stanford hospital. I am on my way to recovery thanks to this wonderful team. Thank you!
no waiting, staff knowledgeable and friendly
It was my first visit with her, and it went well.
The medical assistant, physician's assistant, Doctor, and nurse were extremely knowledgeable , compassionate, and professional
Helpful personnel, on time appointment
gave specific helpful information
Clear communicator and provided good information. Repeatedly asked if I had questions and responded well to them. I also have high confidence in her.
I think Dr. Gurland is a great doctor. She pays attention and responds to me .
Everyone was helpful and courteous. Dr. Gurland is cheerful, knowledgeable, helpful, and kind.
She was great !
She is very knowledgeable and has been very helpful as a physician and surgeon.
She is fabulous
I've found pre-op and post-op care at Stanford's Pelvic Health Clinic to be outstanding in all regards, ad would recommend to others!
I was referred to this doctor for pain and constipation from surgery that i continued to have after i had a fibroid tumor removed from my previous surgery .we did alot of diffrent testing to see what the problem could be .I never got the full results of any testing unless i went on the site and looked it up for myself and at my last appointment i asked abot my MRI results because i looked at them online which showed that my tumor had either grown back or their was residual left from my previous surgery . When i asked the doctor about it she said that she couldnt treat me for that was very short in a hurry in and out had me take down my pants while she was right in the room no privacy .GAVE ME SOME CREAM FOR a fissure and said thats what she can treat me for . I was told to come back in two weeks if it didnt heal . Im feeling like nothing got resolved . i live three hours away so it takes me six to seven hours up and back .bottom line the doctor is to rushed each time i see her doesnt explain anything or any of my test .
She’s been great.
She is an excellent surgeon and knows what questions to ask.
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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