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Department of Urology
Information for Patients
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.
Department of Urology
Department Chair: Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD, FACS
Dr. McNeil is the Department of Urology Chief of Service and Vice-Chairman, practicing general urology for both adult men and women. Since joining the Downstate Urological team Dr. McNeil has increased the awareness regarding the various treatment modalities for urologic diseases and malignancies in the Brooklyn community. Dr. McNeil is responsible for care of Urological diseases with focus upon urinary tract cancer with sub-specialty expetise in laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic surgery. Using these techniques he successfully treats patients with minimally invasive procedures instead of procedures which involve extensive incisions. He has office hours in Suite I and the 760 Parkside Endoscopy offices. Most Insurance Accepted. Patients, please contact your insurance carrier to determine if PCP referral is necessary to see a specialist.