Meet Urologic Cancer Surgeon Guido Dalbagni


Urologic surgeon Guido Dalbagni – who cares for patients with bladder cancer, kidney cancer, penile cancer, and sarcomas – explains new treatments offered at Memorial Sloan Kettering, which can help patients of any age maintain their quality of life.


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I have ureteral cancer, a stent in my left kidney, and a nephrostomy bag. I have undergone 8 months of chemo. It stopped the cancer from spreading, but the tumor has grown. I recently consulted with Dr John Colberg at Yale Smilow Cancer Center, who feels that my best solution would be radical surgery including left kidney and ureter. My question is : is there any alternative? I'm
85 years old and have been advised surgery may be too risky. I've heard of Nano knife electrical therapy -- it sounds like a possibility, less invasive, and easier on the body. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks much!

My aunt 90 yrs old was diagnosed with leimioscarcoma in the right lung in June 2013. She had a hysterectomy 57 years ago. We were told this is very rare especially since this cancer is found in uterous and in a younger person. she was just taken off chemotherapy. Would u advise traveling from where we live in california to nyc to see if Sloan Kettering has any other treatment for survival? We were told her age prohibits surgery survival.
thank you as we are so devistated and want to seek help elsewhere if possible.

My husband was dianosed with penile cancer doctors removed about 2 centerimeters from the tip. The doctors did a MRI said that the lymph nodes were clean. He felt an enlarged lymph and made an appointment the doctor wants to do surgery right away to remove lymph nodes. We asked about a biopsy first and he said they will do it after the remove all lymph nodes. We need a second opinion. Right away

We recently took our mom to Sloan Kettering in NYC for an out patient procedure and must say that everyone from the curb all the way through the visit and back out again could not have been nicer, more compassionate and more professional. Her doctor, Dr. Dalbagni, is super and now my mom is much more comfortable with the prospect of returning for surgery. Also, parking was very easy as there is a garage on the street next to the building and if you go on line and pay you can save a little money.

Dear Christine, we’re so glad to hear that your mom had a good experience at MSK. Thank you for your comment and best wishes to both of you.