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Department of Urology

The Department of Urology also known as The Smith Institute for Urology, named in honor of Arthur D. Smith, MD, Chairman Emeritus, takes pride in setting the standard for treating urological diseases. The mission of The Department of Urology and The Smith Institute is to offer the very best advanced urologic care available. Our world-renowned staff of innovators care for the most challenging problems that affect the genitourinary system. There is a central goal of having patients return to their normal lives in the most direct manner. We have offices located throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our office and hospital practices have state-of -the-art surgical, robotic, and endoscopic equipment.

The Department of Urology and The Smith Institute offers expert evaluation and exceptional urologic care for all benign and malignant urologic conditions. This is accomplished by assembling a world class team of urologists who cumulatively have over a century of experience in treating patients. Our clinical team, comprised of physicians, nurses, and physician assistants, has the expertise to offer comprehensive, minimally invasive treatments that result in the best outcomes while resulting in less postoperative pain, quick recovery, and optimal cosmesis. The Department of Urology and The Smith Institute has expertise in treating all aspects of urologic diseases through a collaborative approach that brings together a wide range of specialists from multiple disciplines. Our expertise spans all aspects of urology, including cancers of the kidney, bladder, ureters and prostate, stone disease, impotence, prostate enlargement, incontinence, and pelvic pain, as well as male infertility.


The Department of Urology and The Smith Institute is dedicated to forward the field of urology through several research initiatives. Faculty members have helped revolutionize surgery by pioneering minimally invasive surgery and developing novel endoscopic approaches to treat pathology. Members of the department were the first to perform laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, donor nephrectomy, and prostatectomy. Innovative work in telemedicine resulted in receiving a Smithsonian Innovation award. Collaborations with the School of Engineering are leading to the development of true autonomous robots. In conjunction with the Cancer Institute, several clinical trials are offered to find optimal cures. Basic research with partners at the Feinstein Institute are leading to novel therapies for prostate and bladder cancer.

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