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Department of Urology
Department Chair: Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD, FACS
The Department of Urology provides medical and surgical care to men, women and children with disorders of the prostate, kidney, bladder, penis and testicles. Cancer, stone disease, voiding dysfunction, incontinence, impotency, urinary infections and prostate enlargement are treated. The department has the latest technology, including lasers, a lithotriptor, transrectal ultrasound, penile prostheses, incontinence prostheses and video-urodynamics equipment. All physicians are board certified. The faculty contributes regularly to research literature.
Men and women with malignant (cancer) tumors of the kidney and bladder are cared for. In men, cancer of the prostate, penis and testicles is diagnosed and managed. The evaluation of hematuria (blood in the urine) is an important function. The division provides screening for urologic cancers in patients who have no symptoms, especially for prostate cancer. Once the diagnosis is established the situation is carefully explained. All the potential options for treatment using the most advanced modalities available are explained carefully to the patient and his/her family. The goal is maximally effective treatment with minimum discomfort to the patient. Opportunities are available for patients with advanced malignancies to participate in national clinical trials.
Chief of Service: Brian K. McNeil, MD
Dr. McNeil practices general urology for both adult men and women. Dr. McNeil is very excited about joining the Downstate team and increasing awareness regarding the various treatment modalities for urologic diseases and malignancies in the Brooklyn community. Dr. McNeil will be responsible for care of Urological diseases with focus upon urinary tract cancer with sub-specialty expertise in laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic surgery. Using these techniques he can treat patients with minimally invasive procedures instead of procedures which involve extensive incisions.
Director of Urology: Jeffrey T. Schiff, MD
Dr. Schiff provides a full complement of urological services to both adult men and women including the management of kidney stones, voiding dysfunction, hematuria, and erectile dysfunction. His comprehensive training also allows Dr. Schiff to diagnose and treat genitourinary malignancies including prostate, kidney, testis and bladder. Dr. Schiffwill have office hours in General Urology at 760 Parkside Ave., Family Health Services Center at 840 Lefferts Avenue, Suite I at University Hospital of Brooklyn, as well as the Bay Ridge Campus of SUNY Downstate
Chief, Pediatric Urology: Mark Horowitz, MD
Dr. Horowitz's practice is devoted strictly to the care of the pediatric patient. Optimum care is provided for developmental abnormalities of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and gentalia. He sees patients with such conditions as hypospadias, undescended testicles, urinary obstruction, spina bifida and vesicoureteral reflux. Children with urinary tract infections and wetting problems are also diagnosed and managed by Dr. Horowitz.