Mount Sinai Medical Center has appointed Dr. Akshay Bhandari as the new director of robotic urology and assistant professor for the Mount Sinai Columbia University Division of Urology. Dr. Bhandari has performed more than 500 robotic procedures, including radical prostatectomy, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy and other complex robotic urologic procedures. Dr. Bhandari is Mount Sinai’s newest specialist for the treatment of all renal conditions including kidney tumors, stones and cancer as well as robotic urological surgery.
Dr. Bhandari completed his residency in urology and a fellowship in minimally invasive robotic surgery at the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he was also a member of the founding robotic surgery team. During his training, Dr. Bhandari was an integral member of the teams that developed techniques to perform robotic-assisted kidney and pediatric urologic procedures.
Dr. Bhandari has written more than 40 peer-reviewed publications that have been published in various national and international journals. He is also a member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists and the Endourological Society.
Dr. Bhandari is fluent in both English and Hindi.
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