Urology Specialties - At Columbia Urology
Columbia University Department of Urology is an integral part of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, one of the country's most respected medical schools and research institutions.
Our Department's goals are threefold: to offer unsurpassed excellence in patient care, to conduct cutting edge research across the spectrum of urologic disorders, and to train the next generation of urologists to provide patients with the best possible care.
Experts in Their Fields
Members of our faculty are internationally recognized experts in the fields of urologic cancers, benign prostate enlargement, bladder disorders, female urology, pediatric urology, urinary stone disease, reconstructive surgery, male sexual dysfunction and infertility. All of our doctors are also researchers in their specialty areas, and are expert in current research efforts and the latest and most effective treatment advances.
Urologists in our Department collaborate closely with each other and with other specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to provide patients with the best multidisciplinary care. Whenever possible, we treat patients using a minimally invasive approach, and our minimally invasive surgery program permeates all of our specialties. We treat prostate, kidney, bladder cancer, many pediatric urology conditions, and other urologic disorders through small cosmetic incisions, without compromising the patient's outcome.
Minimally Invasive Approaches
Our doctors now perform hundreds of minimally invasive robotic procedures each year, using the most advanced surgical systems, and our faculty, in their roles as researchers at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgerons, has developed the techniques and instruments that enable doctors here and at other medical centers to perform procedures such as removing either the entire kidney or portions of the kidney to treat kidney tumors in a minimally invasive manner.