Message from the Chairman of Urology at NYU Winthrop Hospital
The renowned Department of Urology at NYU Winthrop Hospital provides the most advanced comprehensive treatment options for the full range of urologic conditions for male and female adults and children. At our busy urology center, our close-knit, highly experienced team of urologists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse navigators and social workers is committed to providing exceptional, personalized patient care. Read more about our Adult Urology services.
Emphasis on Less Invasive Surgery
Clinically, our urology center team has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Specifically, we perform robotic kidney-sparing surgery for renal (kidney) cancers, as well as laparoscopic/robotic prostatectomy for patients with the most complex prostate cancers. The Urologists use an enhanced recovery after anesthesia protocol (ERAS) for bladder cancer patients who need a cystectomy. This protocol minimizes a patient's hospitalization and maximizes a patient's outcome.
In addition, NYU Winthrop is a center of excellence for prostate cryotherapy and focal ablation for those with amenable kidney tumors and men with small cancers on one side of the prostate.
In addition to performing oncologic procedures on malignant masses, NYU Winthrop’s Urologists use the latest technology in endourology to treat benign urological conditions. Endourology employs small fiber optic scopes that can be passed through the urethra to visualize the lining of the urinary tract from kidney to bladder. This method allows us to treat urethral obstruction, enlarged prostate, bladder tumors and urinary stones without incisions.
Non-surgical Kidney Stone Removal
Endourology’s thin, flexible instruments can be advanced through the fiber optic scope to perform the procedures. The Department has treated over 1,000 patients with kidney stones and utilizes the latest technology to perform laser stone ablation, extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous stone removal.
NYU Winthrop’s Urologists are also skilled at performing a wide range of minimally invasive options for men with benign enlargement of the prostate. Many of these procedures are performed with laser therapy on an outpatient basis. We also have expert Urologists to treat erectile dysfunction and impotence. Look at our extensive Clinical Staff.
Our highly trained Pediatric urologists—among the most experienced in the country—offer the complete range of straight-forward advanced open and minimally invasive pediatric urologic procedures.
Patient Education and Support
Our mission is to utilize the most comprehensive and current minimally invasive procedures for all our patients in the Long Island community, while supporting their psychological and emotional needs, as well as those of their families. To that end, our specially trained nurse navigators serve as valuable resources. We also have a monthly Prostate Cancer Education Program for prostate cancer patients and their families to help them cope and understand the dynamics of their disease.
In summary, NYU Winthrop’s Department of Urology seeks to provide its patients with the absolute best in modern urological care on Long Island and the NYC metropolitan area.
I encourage you to explore our website to familiarize yourself with our extensive and progressive urology services and programs. For a complete this of our urological treatments, visit Advanced Treatments and Therapies.
For more information, please call us at 1-866-WINTHROP.
Wishing you the best of health,
Aaron E. Katz, MD, FACS
Chairman of Urology