Urology

Receiving the News

"When a patient first hears that they have a diagnosis of cancer, they usually aren't ready to accept much more information at that point in time." Why me? I exercised and had a good diet. Why? In this health video minute on prostate cancer, Drs. Tewari (leader in prostate cancer research and surgery) and Schlegel (Department Chairman) of Cornell Urology review the process of receiving and delivering a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Innovation in Urology

"Urology is a fascinating field. It's interesting because we not only do surgery, but we also diagnose." Dr. Vaughan of New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center describes the many different aspects of urology and the many functions that urologists have, from diagnosis through surgery. Dr. Vaughan also notes how urologists treat everyone, including all ages and both sexes.

Frequently Asked Urological Questions

"How do you know whether that's an infection or something else. That's the type of thing we would hope to explain" Dr. Vaughan of New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center runs through many common questions patients have, for themselves and for doctors, about urology.

Not Just for Men

"If we look at the most common the urologists take care of, it's urinary tract infections, and guess who has those. It's women, not men." Dr. Vaughan of New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center dispels the common assumption that urology is a medical field dedicated to men. Dr. Vaughan also reviews several urologic conditions that commonly afflict women.

Taking Responsibility for Your Health

"We're entering a new era in medicine where the patients are going to be taking an incredible amount of responsibility for their own diseases." Dr. Vaughan of New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center explains how now, with the advent of new technology facilitating communication and learning, he believes patients will be able to start diagnosing urologic diseases themselves.

Justine's Story - Episode 1

Overactive Bladder is a form of urinary incontinence and currently affects an estimated one in 11 adults in the United States. In part 1 of this 2 part series, Justine talks about how OAB has affected her life professionally and socially.

Frank's Story

"The conflict was, was I going to get out of there on my two feet, or were they going to carry me out of there..." Frank, "The Bird & Music Man of Edison" shares his experience with Oncoseed Implant surgery after being diagnosed with cancer at age 73.

Henry's Story

After recently being diagnosed with Prostate cancer, Henry is faced with making serious decisions about which treatment is best for him. Henry explains the importance of getting a physical in men 40 years of age and older.

Living with One Kidney

Is fear of living with only one kidney stopping you from donating to those who need it most? Dr. Joseph Del Pizzo, an Assistant Professor of Urology and the Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, gives words of encouragement and comfort to those contemplating becoming kidney donors.

Communication with your Doctor

Do you frequently have to urinate, and you feel yourself constantly running to make it to the bathroom to relieve yourself? You may be one of the many people who suffer from OAB, more commonly known as overactive bladder. Meet Patty, and watch in this informative episode how she decided to take matters into her own hands and see a urologist.

Overcoming the Embarrassment

See Patty's story about how she overcame the embarrassment of having an overactive bladder and how she decided to go get help.

Benefits of the ART Technique

Dr. Ash Tewari has taken his hands-on experience as a surgical urologist and developed a specific plan of attack for many of his prostate cancer patients.

Continued Healing Through Support

Prostate cancer can not only be detrimental to a man’s physical health, it may also wreak havoc on his self-esteem and mental outlook. Dr. Ash Tewari discusses how he has witnessed this hardship in his patients firsthand.

Michael's Story

Curious about robotic prostate cancer surgery? In this episode, Michael shares his experience with prostate cancer and what he did to treat it.

Mike's Story

In this episode, Mike, who is a patient of Dr. Ash Tewari's, talks about his experience of undergoing robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer.

Willy's Story

Willy shares his success story after having gone through a robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer.

Epidemiology Of Prostate Cancer

Epidemiology of prostate cancer
The United States has one of the highest rates of prostate cancer. But why?

Grades Of Robotic Nerve Sparing

What’s nerves got to do with it? When it comes to recovering from prostate cancer surgery, a lot!

Illustration of The Prostate Gland

When drawn out on paper, the prostate doesn’t look that complicated…does it?

Many Types of Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Different components come into play when it’s time for a patient and his doctor to choose a treatment plan. Not all cancers are created equal, after all.

Marvels Of Robotic Surgery

Would you allow a surgical robot to target and remove your cancer? If not, you may change your mind after listening to the wonders of this futuristic technique.

Meet Dr. Ash Tewari

Though Dr. Ash Tewari is now a veteran and expert urologist, becoming a top surgeon in his field didn’t happen overnight.

My Post-Op Management

Keeping patients stable and supported through the recovery stage is key. Dr. Ash Tewari explains the most important factors during this time.

Preventing Prostate Cancer

Men of all ages, it is time to check your chemical intake with these diet and lifestyle eye-openers.

Prostate Anatomy Explained

Once you have a point of reference, it’s pretty simple to visualize exactly where the prostate gland is located within the body. Here, an expert lays it out with a straightforward anatomical guide.

Prostate Cancer Defined

It’s one of the most common male diseases, so understanding what prostate cancer is and how it effects the body is of utmost importance.

Prostate Cancer Stages and Symptoms

We already know that prostate cancer spreads from stage one to stage three, but what exactly does that growth entail?

Your First Visit - What To Expect

Properly preparing for treatment with the doctor involves more than just fulfilling lab work and keeping up-to-date health files.

Putting the PSA Into Action

The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test is what specialists currently turn to for finding cancer in the male reproductive system. But does it always work? Dr. Tewari, a physician in the Department of Urology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, explains.

“Golf Balls” and Biopsies

Dr. Tewari breaks down why a biopsy is not always the perfect indicator of prostate cancer by using the most amazing of analogies.


The Emotional Aftermath of Prostate Cancer


Men who undergo surgery for prostate cancer face more than a physical challenge. Hear how one’s internal outlook suffers as well.

Daniel's Story

Just 2 weeks out of robotic prostate cancer surgery, Daniel is already walking six miles a day. Watch, as he recounts his entire experience from the day he met Dr. Tewari to now.

Fred's Story

After extremely elevated PSA levels, Fred walked into Dr. Tewari's office and made on one the most important decisions of his life. That was 9 years ago, and now Fred shares his gratitude for Dr. Tewari and his amazing staff that have continued to play a supportive role on his ongoing journey of good health. This is Fred's story.

Richard's Story

In December of 2012, shortly before Christmas Eve, Richard discovered he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Watch, as he outlines the key factors that have led him to a cancer-free life and please contact Dr. Tewari's office if you would like to learn more about Richard's experience and insights.

Bob's Story

Bob's diagnosis of prostate cancer was revealed to him without any signs of symptoms whatsoever. Though often the case with prostate cancer, finding a good doctor and optimal treatment plan is the next arduous task. Luckily for Bob, he met Dr. Ash Tewari.

Urinary Incontinence

In this episode, Drs. Joel Sherman and Marc Plawker have a round table discussion about urinary incontinence. Watch now!