Joseph J. Del Pizzo, M.D. is the E. Darracott Vaughan Jr., Professor of Urology and the Board Certified Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery for the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine. He joined the surgical staff at The New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2000 after serving as a clinical fellow in Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Urology. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his urology residency at the University of Maryland, one of the largest centers for urologic laparoscopy in the country, where he helped to establish some of the anatomical landmarks for performing laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy.
At the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Del Pizzo has established one of the most active and effective centers for laparoscopic and robotic surgery in urology. He has vast experience in the laparoscopic and robotic treatment of kidney and adrenal tumors, kidney sparing surgery, and living kidney donation, having done over 2,000 cases including minimally invasive partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, donor nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy, cryotherapy and adrenalectomy. He directs the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy program in conjunction with the Rogosin Institute of Transplantation, and performs approximately 150 of these procedures a year.
Dr. Del Pizzo is an internationally recognized expert, speaker and author in the laparoscopic and robotic treatment of kidney tumors, as well as in minimally invasive living kidney donation. He currently serves on the faculty of the AUA Laparoscopy Course, where he instructs other urologists in learning laparoscopic surgery. In addition, he travels extensively around the world teaching other surgeons the techniques of laparoscopic and robotic kidney surgery.
Dr. Del Pizzo's clinical expertise also includes the minimally invasive treatment of kidney stone disease. He has experience using both laser therapy and sound wave therapy to remove kidney stones without the need for surgical incisions.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He is consistently named as one of The Best Doctors in America as well as a Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area. He works closely with surgical instrument companies and is actively involved in the development of new therapies for minimally invasive urologic surgery. He has authored many book chapters and published numerous manuscripts on topics related to his field of expertise
Dr. Del Pizzo is currently licensed to practice medicine in the states of New York and Maryland.
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Del Pizzo and his entire staff. He is a warm, compassionate and charismatic individual and an amazing doctor. He explained everything in detail, answered all of my questions and completely put me at ease. He was quick to communicate my test results and ultimately resolved a chronic issue I have been dealing with for years. My experience with Dr. Del Pizzo was fortuitous to say the least and I am beyond grateful for his time, care and expertise." - JGallucci on October 3, 2017 via Healthgrades
"After being diagnosed with kidney cancer , I reached out to his office and he offered to see me the same day. He was very courteous and knowledgeable, and eased my anxiety by handling the situation with the utmost professionalism. He performed the robotic surgery , cured my cancer and saved my kidney." - Anonmyous on September 22, 2017 via Vitals
"Great doctor. He was my kidney donor's ( my son) surgeon. I also saw him to remove my stent. Wonderful, knowledgeable and caring doctor." - Anonymous on August 21, 2017 via RateMDs
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