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Urologic Surgery

The Department of Urology at Montefiore Medical Center is a leader in providing the surgical treatment of urological disorders, including erectile dysfunction and diseases of the prostate, kidney and bladder. Our patients benefit from both our surgical expertise and active research, which translates to safer and more effective approaches.

Perfecting Minimally Invasive Treatments

Montefiore's surgeons are among the nation's most experienced. In addition, our support staff of specially trained nurses provides patients with dedicated care throughout their course of treatment. We are innovators in developing and perfecting minimally invasive treatments to replace open surgery whenever possible. Such methods mean less pain and fewer complications for our patients, plus faster recovery and return to normal activities.

Breakthroughs in Prostate Treatment

Montefiore is the only facility in the New York area treating benign hypertrophic prostrate (BHP) — non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland — with breakthrough microwave technology.

This revolutionary method, called transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT), is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the insertion of an instrument into the prostate through the urethra. The instrument acts as an antenna and conducts microwaves to apply controlled heat to the inside of the prostate, while fluid circulates around the antenna and protects the urethra. It is faster, less painful and more convenient for patients than any previous treatment for BHP.

The Benefits of Robotic Assisted Prostate Surgery

For cases that demand more severe intervention, such as malignancies of the prostate, Montefiore offers both radical prostatectomy and a new sophisticated robotic surgery.

For the patient, a robotic assisted procedure can offer all the potential benefits of a minimally invasive procedure, including less pain, less blood loss and less need for blood transfusions. Even more important is the robot's record in preserving erectile function and urinary continence after prostate surgery. Moreover, robotic surgeery can enable a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and faster return to normal daily activities.

For more information on robotuic assisted prostate surgery and how to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reza Ghavamian, Director of Urologic Oncology, visit Robotic Prostate Surgery.

Experts in Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men in the United States. Its causes are wide and varied, and can be related to diabetes, cancer treatment and chronic disease. Montefiore is a leader in studying erectile dysfunction. We specialize in penile implant surgery, using the latest technology available to help our patients restore sexual function.

Expert Treatment for Kidney Disease and Stones

The Department's urological surgeons are expert at performing both partial and radical kidney operations, or nephrectomies, on patients with diseased organs. Partial nephrectomy uses minimally invasive techniques to remove only the tumor and leave the rest of the kidney intact. In the case of more serious disease or malignancy, we perform radical nephrectomy to take out the kidney entirely.

We excel at the removal of kidney stones, the most common problem of the urinary tract. Our percutaneous stone removal method involves extracting stones through a tube fed directly into the kidney via a small incision in the patient's back.

Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment

Montefiore is constantly developing and adopting new surgical methods for treating urological cancers. We provide state-of-the-art care for all urological cancers, including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testicular tumors and kidney tumors. We specialize in the most effective, least invasive combination of treatments to help our patients maintain function and maximize their quality of life.