Urologic Surgery

 

The Maimonides Division of Urology is comprised of seven full-time and six part-time faculty, as well as 10 community physicians. We offer modern diagnostic services and treatments that cover the full spectrum of urologic diseases, including:

 

Pediatric Urology

Pediatric urology specialists, including physicians and nurse-practitioners, treat a range of problems, from congenital malformations to childhood voiding dysfunction in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. Services offered include biofeedback physiotherapy, lithotripsy, and laparoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery.

 

Cancer Care

Fellowship-trained urologic oncology specialists work in multidisciplinary teams with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and diagnostic and interventional radiologists to provide state-of-the-art diagnostics and multimodal treatment plans designed to optimize survival within the context of the individual’s needs and quality-of-life expectations. Weekly patient-centered tumor conferences enhance interaction between specialists and facilitate a coordinated, unified approach to each malignancy. Services offered include minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, percutaneous image-guided biopsy and cryoablation of kidney tumors, and high-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer. MRI-ultrasound fusion guided biopsy and focal therapy will soon be available for patients with localized prostate cancer.

 

Stone Disease

Adult urologic stone disease is managed by a team of urologists and fellowship-trained endourologists, interventional radiologists and nephrologists. Maimonides offers extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL), minimizing patient inconvenience and discomfort. We also provide laser lithotripsy, and percutaneous management of larger stones. Additionally, multidisciplinary metabolic evaluation identifies strategies to minimize stone recurrence.

 

BPH and Voiding Symptoms

Complete care of adult voiding symptoms and BPH in men is available, with state-of-the-art diagnostic videourodynamics and a full range of treatments including medical, minimally-invasive, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures, as well as traditional surgical therapy.

 

Sexual Dysfunction and Mens’ Health

General urologists provide diagnosis, counseling and a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments for such sensitive and private problems as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction in a neutral comforting culturally-appropriate environment. Partner involvement is encouraged and lifestyle issues are addressed to enhance durability of treatment results. Services offered include sphincter and penile prostheses, as well as hormone replacement therapy, and cardiovascular and nutritional counseling.