Panelist: Jean V. Joseph, M.D.
Urology Surgeon and Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Joseph specializes in what he calls "key hole surgery," minimally invasive operations, using small incisions ("key holes") and equally small instruments, that achieve the same results as traditional surgery. These include robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (removal of the prostate), laparoscopic partial or full nephrectomy (partial or complete removal of a kidney) and robot assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (removal of obstructions in the connection between the kidney and the ureter).
Dr. Joseph is also involved in many ongoing clinical trials focused mainly around the prostate and prostate cancer. After his medical education in Rochester, Dr. Joseph spent time in private practice in Orlando, Florida, traveled to London for additional training in reconstructive urology and laparoscopy, and then returned to the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital.