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Expert urologic care with a human touch
At the Department of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, our multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses has the extensive training and diverse experience necessary to provide the very best care for your urologic condition.

About us

We understand that urologic conditions can be difficult to deal with—and even difficult to talk about. That's why we strive to offer the most compassionate and comfortable care possible, from the waiting room to the operating room.

Our highly experienced, fellowship-trained physicians use the latest advances for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases of the urinary system. Each of our physicians offers specific expertise in urologic surgical techniques, including:

  • Robotic surgery (robot-assisted procedure)
  • Laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery using small incisions and thin surgical instruments)
  • Endoscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery using a small camera and specialized surgical instruments)
  • Microsurgery (procedure using specialized operating microscopes and precision instrumentation)

Conditions we treat include:

  • Bladder, kidney, prostate, testicular cancers
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Male infertility (including low and zero sperm count, low semen volume, varicocele)
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED), with specific expertise in management of ED after cancer therapy or pelvic surgery
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Low testosterone (hypogonadism)
  • Urinary stone disease
  • Female bladder disorders (including incontinence and voiding dysfunction)

Clinical expertise

Our specialists' surgical expertise includes robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System Sl, the most sophisticated robotic surgical technology available. Robotic surgery has proven benefits compared to traditional open surgery techniques. These benefits include less postoperative pain and blood loss, shorter hospitalizations, quicker recovery and a faster return to normal activities. The oncologic (cancer control) and quality-of-life outcomes (erectile dysfunction and urinary continence) are also similar to outcomes with traditional open surgery.

Our robot-assisted urologic procedures include:

  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Nephrectomy
  • Bladder diverticulectomy
  • Ureteral reimplantation
  • Kidney-sparing surgery (also as open surgery)

Our team also has special expertise in the following:

  • Microsurgical vasectomy reversal
  • Microdissection testicular sperm extraction
  • Varicocelectomy
  • Implantation of penile prostheses
  • Fertility preservation in men with cancer
  • Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts
  • Urinary diversion including bladder reconstruction
  • Medical and surgical treatment of kidney stones and enlarged prostate
  • Reconstruction of renal, ureteral and bladder abnormalities

Education & training

The most important investment Northwell Health makes is to education. With more than 100 medical residency and fellowship programs across our 21 campuses, Northwell Health is transforming medical care through advanced training of future medical professionals.

The board-certified urologists at the Department of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital are immersed in novel research, clinical trials and advancing treatment and techniques to redefine modern care. The department’s physicians also hold teaching positions at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Residents can expect a variety of opportunities, including:

  • Journal clubs
  • Didactic lessons
  • Working closely with experts in the operating room
  • Pursuing independent research projects

Learn more about our Residency in urology at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Research & clinical trials

The Department of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital is continuously developing technology and treatments to remain in the forefront of health care. The department’s physicians are able to offer the most modern treatment to patients, because they aim to remain on the cutting edge of medical advances.

Members of the clinical staff also serve on the editorial review boards for medical journals, which highlights their expertise and influence in modern medicine. Utilizing the advanced resources of Northwell Health and the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, the clinical staff conducts research that advances quality of life, cancer treatments and enhanced quality care.

The clinical staff has published studies and research in the areas of:

  • Quality care
  • Infertility as a condition and treatments
  • Sexual dysfunction as a condition and treatments
  • Patient outcomes post-cancer treatments
  • Quality of life
  • Enhancing cancer outcomes of the kidney, prostate and bladder
  • Testosterone replacement therapy

Partnership with the Feinstein Institutes

The Department of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital is actively conducting studies with the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research to evaluate hematuria conditions and treatments. The study and research aims to further propel the health system’s quality care and to create new industry standards that will improve treatment outcomes for all patients.


Boback M. Berookhim, MD

Director - Male Fertility and Microsurgery, Department of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Urology

Michael Adam Feuerstein, MD

Director - Quality Improvement, Department of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Residency Program Director - Urology of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Urology

Lee Richstone, MD

Chairman of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Director - Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Department of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Urology