Lee Richstone, MD

Urology

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Lee Richstone, MD - Urology

Primary Office Location

  • The Smith Institute for Urology
    • 450 Lakeville Road
    • Suite M41
    • Lake Success, NY 11042
    • Fax: (516) 734-8537
    • Main: (516) 734-8500
    • Get Directions

Lee Richstone MD is the Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at the Smith Institute for Urology at the North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Hospital. He serves ... Read Moreon the executive committee of the Medical Staff Society and is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) the America Urological Association (AUA) and the Endourological Society (EUS). He specializes in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for malignant as well as benign disease. Specifically Dr. Richstone specializes in prostate kidney bladder adrenal and testicular cancers. He is a pioneer in robotic surgery for prostate and bladder cancer and is a recognized expert in Nerve Sparing Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. He is the first to perform robotic radical cystectomy on Long Island and regularly performs Neobladder reconstructions. He has perfomed several hundred robotic prostatectomies with a focus on preserving urinary continence and sexual function. After completing his medical training at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Dr. Richstone completed his fellowship training with Dr. Louis R. Kavoussi a world leader in urologic laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Richstone's research interests include the development of novel methods to assess surgeon competency for credentialing and resident education. He has been awarded two Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Grants to pursue this work. He has been published in leading national and international journals including The Journal of Urology Urology The British Journal of Urology The Journal of Endourology Cancer and Cell.Dr. Richstone has also pioneered Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery (LESS) where entire laparoscopic operations are performed only through the umbilicus (belly button") with no other scars. The Smith Institute for Urology is the only center in New York performing such surgery. In fact Dr. Richstone is one of only two surgeons in the United States to have performed single site partial nephrectomy and prostatectomy.Dr. Richstone completed his medical school training and residency at the Weill-Cornell University Medical College in New York City. There he won early acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) the prestigious national medical honor society. At Cornell Dr. Richstone was the recipient of several awards including the E. Darracott Vaughan Prize for Excellence in Urology (2000) The Ferdinand C. Valentine Urology Essay Prize (First Place 2005) The American Urological Association-Ambrose Reed Socioeconomic Essay Contest (First Place 2005) and the Weill-Cornell Distinguished House Officer Award (2005). Dr. Richstone was awarded the Stryker and Nagamatsu Fellowship (2007) and won first prize at the Endourology Society Fellowship Paper Award the same year. Dr. Richstone won first prize at for the AUA Research Foundation "Outstanding Research" award at the 2010 AUA National Meeting in San Francisco. "

General

  • Gender
    Male
  • Yrs. in Practice
    14 years
  • Languages Spoken
    English

Insurance Providers Accepted

Hospital Affiliations

  • Huntington Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital

Professional & Education Information

  • Academic Titles
    • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

  • Medical School
    • Cornell University Medical College

  • Internships
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Residencies
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Fellowships
    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Map & Additional Locations

Primary Office Location

  • The Smith Institute for Urology
  • 450 Lakeville Road
  • Suite M41
  • Lake Success, NY 11042
  • Phone: (516) 734-8500
  • Fax: (516) 734-8537
  • Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

Accepted Insurance Plans

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