The Department of Urology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is a leader in providing the surgical treatment of urological disorders, including erectile dysfunction and diseases of the prostate, kidney and bladder.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s urological department performs 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 advanced disease or malignancy, we perform radical nephrectomy to remove the kidney itself.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst excels at the removal of kidney stones, the most common problem of the urinary tract, and is one of the few hospitals in Queens that offers shockwave lithotripsy, or the non-invasive treatment of kidney stones using an acoustic pulse.
Our oncologists offer patients a full range of techniques to help fight urologic cancers, including those of the prostate, bladder, kidney and testes. Utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst surgeons develop and adopt the most recent and best surgical and medical therapies available. We work closely with the departments of medical radiation and surgical oncology to ensure that our patients receive the full benefit of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s expertise in all facets of urological oncology.
For cases that demand more severe intervention, such as malignancies of the prostate, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst offers both radical prostatectomy and daVinci 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. Robotic surgery enables a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and faster return to normal daily activities. For more information on urologic services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, please call.