North Shore LIJ

North Shore - LIJ Cancer Institute

Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Center

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The Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Center brings together experts from urology, radiation medicine and medical oncology to offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for the treatment of bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancers. Behind everything we do, our focus is to eradicate cancer, preserve function and maintain your quality of life.

The key to successful prostate and genitourinary cancer treatment is multidisciplinary expertise. That’s why we ensure your care is led by specialists in urology, radiation medicine and medical oncology — and is supported by dedicated uro-pathologists — in state-of-the-art offices, modern diagnostic imaging facilities and at several North Shore-LIJ hospitals. Our Center features one of the few settings in the New York metropolitan area for men with prostate cancer to see a urologist and radiation oncologist in one visit as wel as concierge services for out-of-town and international patients.

Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Treatment

Every available modern treatment option is within our scope of services and at hand for your prostate and genitourinary cancer care.

Our physicians are pioneers in the use of groundbreaking treatment technologies and advanced surgical techniques including laparo-endoscopic single site surgery (LESS), which requires just a single small incision to perform even the most complex surgery. Our surgeons were the first in the region to perform a completely robotic neobladder reconstruction for patients with bladder cancer.

We are leaders in minimally invasive surgical treatments. Our fellowship-trained specialists in minimally invasive surgery have brought us to the forefront of laparoscopic and robotic surgery, including laparoscopic/robotic partial nephrectomy, laparo-endoscopic single site surgery (LESS), robotic nerve-sparing prostatectomy, and robotic radical cystectomy. Our surgeons, specially trained in nerve sparing techniques, are experts in maximizing recovery of urinary and sexual function following prostate surgery.

When it comes to prostate and genitourinary cancer treatment, we don’t give cancer a chance. We gang up on cancer with treatment programs that include:

  • Medical oncology — Advanced immune based therapies for prostate cancer, and the most up-to-date chemotherapy treatment (including molecular targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and multiple clinical trials), for even the most advanced cases.
  • Focal therapy — Employing the use of cryotherapy, seed implant or laser ablation.
  • Radiation therapy — State-of-the-art radiation techniques include seed implantation, external radiation therapy, robotic stereotactic radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy and the Calypso® Localization System. The Calypso® System is an innovative technology that uses miniature sensors to track the movement of the prostate, ensuring a more accurate application of the treatment with minimal toxicity.
  • Interventional urology — Brings together the urologist, radiologist, radiation oncologist and interventional radiologist to provide novel diagnostic and focal therapy options for prostate cancer including MRI-ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy, focal laser ablation and focal brachytherapy.

Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

At the Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Center, we are spearheading pioneering research programs in collaboration with The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.  Many clinical trials are available for patients to participate in, including trials that aid in diet, explore improved sexual function, and focus on novel techniques and procedures for treatment.

Excellence in Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Care

Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Center Highlights

  • Dr. Louis Kavoussi has pioneered several new operative techniques, including laparoscopic nephrectomy for cancer and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, and was part of the team that performed the first laparoscopic prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer.
  • In 1992, Dr. Louis Potters became the first physician to offer prostate brachytherapy on Long Island and has performed over 4,500 prostate ‘seed’ implants. Dr. Potters was the first physician to develop the intra-operative real-time dosimetry technique for seed implants, now considered the standard of care for men undergoing this treatment.
  • Dr. David Samadi has performed over 5,000 robotic radical prostatectomies using the latest da Vinci robots, more than any other surgeon in the U.S. In addition, he developed his signature prostate surgery technique known as SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) 

Cancers We Treat at the Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Center

Adrenal Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Penile Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer