Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
Ardavan Akhavan

Ardavan Akhavan, M.D.

Pediatric Urology; Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery

Tuesday, Mar. 28

  • 9:00am to 5:00pm

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In early April 2017, Dr. Akhavan will begin to see patients for pediatric urology care at Weill Cornell Medicine's Upper East Side and Park Slope campuses.

Dr. Ardavan Akhavan is the Director of Pediatric Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine's Department of Urology. As the former Director of Pediatric Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Dr. Akhavan is one of the country's most experienced pediatric robotic surgeons. With robotic surgery, Dr. Akhavan strives to optimize patient outcomes while minimizing discomfort, length of hospitalization, and time to return to normal activities.

Dr. Akhavan has particular expertise in robotic surgery on infants and children with congenital disorders of the kidney, ureter, and bladder, including vesicoureteral reflux and ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Dr. Akhavan is also one of only a few providers in the country with expertise in complex major robotic reconstruction, including robotic mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy and bladder neck reconstruction for children with incontinence secondary to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury or spina bifida.

Dr. Akhavan graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, followed by medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his general surgery and urology residencies at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, followed by a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the Seattle Children's Hospital, where he was also an instructor in Pediatric Urology.

Upper East Side

Weill Cornell Medicine at

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

525 East 68th Street

9th Floor, Suite F918

New York, NY 10065

(212) 746-5361

Park Slope

Weill Cornell Medicine at 

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

263 7th Avenue

4th Floor, Suite 4E

Brookyln, NY 11215

(212) 746-5361

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