The Mount Sinai Department of Urology
The Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology has developed an extensive, minimally invasive urolologic surgery program. We are among the leaders in the greater New York area in performing complex procedures using laparoscopy, robotics, and endoscopy. These approaches provide for a rapid recovery and return to normal activity.
Department programs provide treatment and reconstruction for a variety of urologic cancers and anatomic abnormalities. Our team has designed activities to help the patient and family understand the nature of the condition and decide on the best treatment for lasting benefit and enhanced quality of life.
Treatments available for a wide range of urologic diseases and conditions
The diseases and conditions we treat include:
- Prostate cancer and prostatic enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
The department’s Barbara and Maurice Deane Prostate Health and Research Center offers a full range of surgical and radiation treatments for the management of localized prostate cancer, including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomies.
For more advanced disease, options include hormonal therapy, new chemotherapy regimens, and a clinical trial with a new prostate cancer vaccine. Our gene therapy research offers hope for the future.
The Deane Center offers the latest technologies and treatments, including holmium laser ablation of the prostate (HoLAP) and transurethral microwave dilation therapy (TUMD). These highly effective approaches can relieve urinary problems associated with an enlarged prostate, including frequency, pain, burning, and retention. Many of these procedures are offered in an outpatient setting.
- Bladder cancer
As recognized leaders in the assessment and treatment of all forms of bladder cancer, Mount Sinai oncologists employ their knowledge of tumor markers and diagnostic techniques in conjunction with Department of Urology surgeons to determine the most effective treatment approaches, including robotic surgery.
- Kidney cancer
Our surgeons can remove many kidney tumors with minimally invasive surgical techniques, thereby reducing pain and recovery time. Laparoscopic surgery may be used to remove all or a portion of a kidney. We can recommend other, less-invasive modalities — such as freezing or radiofrequency ablation — to treat small kidney cancers while preserving maximum function.
- Urinary dysfunction and urologic stone disease
The Department of Urology provides comprehensive resources for the evaluation and treatment, both medical and surgical, of urinary incontinence, neuro-urologic problems, and pelvic pain syndrome for both men and women.
Mount Sinai’s expertise in kidney stones ranges from stone prevention to minimally invasive therapies with lasers, sonic energies, and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
- Pediatric conditions
Mount Sinai excels in treating urologic problems in children, especially reconstructive procedures using, when appropriate, minimally invasive procedures.
- Infertility and sexuality-related health concerns
The department offers state-of-the-art approaches using medications and in vitro fertilization techniques that have resulted in high success rates. We apply medical and surgical approaches for both men and women with sexuality-related issues.