Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Eugene Pietzak

Eugene Pietzak, MD

Surgeon

Titles

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Bladder Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Upper Tract Urothelial Cell Carcinoma; Urinary Diversion and Reconstruction; Nerve-Sparing Techniques; Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Pietzak accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 9/1/23)

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Carrum Health

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

Cigna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Fidelis

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Healthfirst

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Magnacare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

MVP

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

Payor Type: Other
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): TBD

Oscar

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO/EPO

Oxford

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

UMR

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS

United Healthcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

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About Me

Education

MD, Stony Brook University Medical School

Residencies

Urology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowships

Urologic Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Urology

I am a board-certified urologic surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of bladder cancer, prostate cancer, upper urothelial cancer (cancers that arise in the renal pelvis and ureters), and other cancers of the genitourinary system. I have expertise in a wide array of surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery. I see patients at the Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers in Manhattan and MSK Commack on Long Island.

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I am committed to achieving cures while preserving quality of life through careful surgical planning and meticulous surgical technique. Whenever possible, I use nerve-sparing and function-sparing techniques to help maintain urinary and sexual function. For men with prostate cancer that requires treatment, I primarily perform robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. For men and women with bladder cancer who require an operation to remove the bladder (radical cystectomy), I can provide expertise in advanced urinary reconstructive techniques, such as continent neobladder diversion that can re-create the natural urination pathway after bladder removal.

Because the treatment of cancers of the genitourinary system is complex, I work closely with colleagues in medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology to individualize each patient’s treatment approach based on their unique circumstance. I understand that a cancer diagnosis requires people to make many important and oftentimes, difficult decisions. I work with each of my patients and their families to provide as much information as possible regarding all options available to them. By using a patient-centered approach that takes into account individual preferences, I can provide the best possible outcome and quality of life following treatment for all my patients.

In addition to my surgical expertise, I am a surgeon-scientist involved in clinical trials and translational research working towards the development of new treatments for people with bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and upper tract urothelial cancer. We have a large research program focused on identifying ways to personalize and improve treatment options for people with bladder cancer. Our research has led to the development of several clinical trials available at MSK of new treatment approaches for people with bladder cancer so those participating in these trials may receive cutting-edge therapies before they are accessible nationally. The ultimate goal of our research efforts is to provide a better chance of cure and improved quality of life for our patients compared to currently available standard therapies.

I understand that a cancer diagnosis requires people to make many important, oftentimes difficult decisions. I work with each of my patients and their families to make sure they feel informed and empowered in their decision-making.

-Dr. Pietzak

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • National Cancer Institute’s K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Urologic Oncology/ American Urologic Association Research Scholar Award
  • MSKCC Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Career Enhancement Award in Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Young Investigator Award

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Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Eugene Pietzak discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Janssen Global Services, LLC
    Provision of Services
  • QED Therapeutics, Inc.
    Provision of Services
  • UroGen Pharma, Inc.
    Provision of Services

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