I am a board-certified urologic surgeon who specializes in surgery for patients with genitourinary cancers. My expertise is in the clinical care and surgical treatment of patients with testicular cancer. I work closely with colleagues from medical oncology, pathology, radiology, and radiation therapy to provide the most effective treatment for our patients, as well as to establish the optimal multidisciplinary approach for all patients with testicular cancer.
I have developed surgical techniques to preserve patients’ fertility through the use of “nerve sparing” retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND). This approach is appropriate for most patients who have low-stage disease and for many patients with more-advanced cancers who have completed treatment with chemotherapy. For the past decade I have performed approximately 100 RPLNDs per year. Because of my particular expertise in retroperitoneal surgery, I also work with specialists in other disciplines to surgically manage different types of tumors in the retroperitoneum.