On Cancer: Meet Urologic Surgeon Bernard Bochner

By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Friday, January 11, 2013

Urologic surgeon Bernard H. Bochner – who specializes in treating people with prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers – discusses the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to delivering high-quality care.



what kind of time frame do you usually have before surgery is necessary if the pathologist has determined that you have high grade TCC invasion of the muscle of the bladder and if one does nothing how long do you have before it is terminal?

Richard, we are not able to answer personal medical questions on our blog. If you would like to speak with a Memorial Sloan-Kettering doctor, you can call 800-525-2225 or go to Thank you for your comment.

Can you please explain the difference between Transurethral resection (TUR) and Fulguration of the bladder cancer tumor? What factors does the physician consider when deciding between the two different procedures?

Adrienne, to learn about Memorial Sloan-Kettering's approach to treating bladder cancer, you can go to We are not able to answer questions about individual medical procedures on our blog, but if you would like to speak to someone about these procedures we recommend you contact the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 800-4CANCER or Thank you for your comment.

we have a kid that was in a MVA. He sustained TBI, 23 fractures to his pelvis and his bladder neck was severed. He was 16 at the time of MVA. He is now 20 and is incontinence, post complex resonstruction of lower urinary tract w bladder nect recontruction and urethrovesical anastomosis and omental flap performed. Hit TBI left him like wit the retention of a 12 yr old and is suffereing from erectile dysfunction due to nerve damage. Would you recommend and be able your reconstruction his bladder neck to allow him some semblence of a normal life??? Please answer back, please.

Barbra, we are unable to answer specific medical questions on our blog. If the patient would like to make an appointment with a Memorial Sloan-Kettering physician, he may contact call our Physician Referral Service at 800-525-2225 or go to Thanks for your comment.

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