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Health Quest urology services use advanced technology to treat conditions ranging from kidney stones and urinary incontinence to urologic cancer.

Urologists treat both male and female urological issues. Among the most common urological disorders we treat are kidney stones, urinary incontinence as well as prostate and kidney cancers. Among our state-of-the-art procedures are minimally invasive surgeries, which can reduce pain and can lead to faster recovery times.

Urinary Incontinence Treatments

When pharmaceutical treatments cannot control urinary incontinence, urologists can perform common minimally invasive procedures, including:

  • Microwave Thermotherapy is the minimally invasive use of controlled heat to treat the prostate using a specially designed catheter inserted into the prostatic fossa (prostate bed). For men with benign prostatic hypertrophy (urinary retention), this procedure has a 72% success rate in improving both symptoms and urine flow rate and avoids the need for more aggressive surgeries.
  • Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Procedure corrects stress urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine due to a physical action such as sneezing, coughing or exercise) in women. Via small incisions, the patient’s urethra is carefully restored to its normal position by weaving a "sling" of mesh tape beneath it. After surgery, the tape supports the urethra during a sudden movement, such as a cough or sneeze, allowing it to remain closed. This technique has proven results (84 to 95% success rate) compared to other surgical procedures. This same-day surgery results in less pain, and most patients return to daily activities in 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation is offered to patients for whom pharmacologic and behavioral therapies did not work. With this technique, a permanent device is implanted to modulate the neural pathways controlling bladder function. Seventy-four percent of patients experience clinically significant improvement with this form of therapy.

Urologic Oncology

The advanced surgical procedures we use to treat prostate, kidney and bladder cancers include:

  • da Vinci® Robotic Prostatectomy: With da Vinci® Robotic Surgery, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is better than ever for most patients. Recent studies suggest that a da Vinci® Prostatectomy may slow down the spread of cancer and deliver a quicker return to potency and continence. Other benefits include significantly less pain, less blood loss, fewer complications and less scarring compared to traditional prostatectomy.
  • Bilateral Nerve-Sparing Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy is offered to patients with clinically localized prostate cancer. Considered the gold standard, this therapy preserves the cavernous nerves responsible for erectile function. Our affiliated surgeons have extensive training and experience with this technically demanding surgery.
  • Laparoscopic Radical Nephectomy is offered to patients with kidney cancer. The kidney is removed intracorporeally through small "ports" using lighted telescopes, thereby avoiding the need for a large painful incision. Compared to the standard "open" nephrectomy, this is a much less invasive approach providing patients with less pain, improved cosmetic appearance and a shorter hospital stay.
  • Nerve-Sparing Radical Cystectomy and Orthotopic Neobladder is offered to the small percentage of patients with bladder cancer who cannot be cured with conservative therapy. The cancerous bladder is replaced with an artificial bladder, created from contiguous segments of bowel. This "neobladder" avoids the need for patients to live with a colostomy bag (a pouch connected to a stoma that collects waste).

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These board certified urologists are affiliated with Health Quest hospitals Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Paul K. Pietrow, MD, FACS

Paul K. Pietrow, MD, FACS
Dr. Pietrow earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. In North Carolina, he completed his urology residency at Vanderbilt University and his laparoscopic fellowship at Duke University. He has published over 40 articles and textbook chapters. Dr. Pietrow specializes in treating kidney stones and urologic cancers and is a specialist in minimally invasive surgery. Prior to joining Premier Medical Group, he held an academic position at the University of Kansas from 2002 to 2005 and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 2005, he received the “Top Doc” award from the University of Kansas and was selected to the Castle Connelly “Best Doctors” list from 2007 to 2014. Dr. Pietrow was also voted a “Top Doc” in 2014 by Hudson Valley Magazine.

Jaspreet Singh, DO

Jaspreet Singh, DO
Dr. Singh obtained his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY, and completed his clinical internship at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, followed by general surgery and urologic surgical residencies at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Bronx, NY, and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Singh has also completed clinical externships at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Singh completed his urology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He specializes in ED (erectile dysfunction), prostate, bladder and kidney cancers, and urinary incontinence using minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic procedures.

Walter Parker, MD

Walter Parker, MD
Dr. Parker trained in all areas of urology, including urethral reconstruction and urologic cancers. He specializes in prostate cancer, minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, urethral reconstruction and urologic cancers. Dr. Parker graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his urology residency at the University of Michigan.

Daniel Katz, MD

Daniel Katz, MD
Dr. Katz earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, and completed his surgical and urological training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY. He has extensive experience in a wide array of corrective, state-of-the-art procedures for urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor prolapse, including robotic alternatives for prolapse repair. He specializes in da Vinci® Robotic Surgery for prolapse repair and minimally invasive surgery for incontinence and overactive bladder.

Jason Krumholtz, MD

Jason Krumholtz, MD
Dr. Krumholtz completed both his medical school and residency training at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He treats all types of urological conditions, specializing in male infertility. He performs scalpel free vasectomy, microsurgical varicocelectomy, vasectomy reversal and TESE for sperm extraction for IVF. Dr. Krumholtz also treats all types of lower urinary tract dysfunction with minimally invasive techniques such as transurethral needle ablation of the prostate and laser prostate vaporization. He serves as a board member for Premier Cares Foundation.

Naeem Rahman, MD

Naeem Rahman, MD

Dr. Rahman is medical director of the Robotics Program at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, and completed his residency in urology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Rahman treats all urological conditions, but has a particular interest in prostate cancer and sacral neuromodulation. He also specializes in da Vinci

® Robotic Surgery. He is a member of the American Urological Association and the Society of Robotic Urological Surgery.

Praneeth Vemulapalli, MD

Praneeth Vemulapalli, MD
Dr. Vemulapalli earned his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, graduating with research honors. He completed his surgical and urological training at SUNY-Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY. Prior to Premier Medical Group, he worked at Ohio State University Medical Center, where he was awarded the prestigious Clinical Fellowship in Robotic Urologic Surgery for 2011 to 2012. Dr. Vemulapalli specializes in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery of the kidney, bladder and prostate. He has contributed to abstracts, papers and textbook chapters in the field of urology and minimally invasive surgery.

Sheldon Axelrod, MD

Sheldon Axelrod, MD
Dr. Axelrod earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. He did his urology residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY, and surgery residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System.

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location markerNorthern Dutchess Hospital

6511 Springbrook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 871-3488

 

location markerPutnam Hospital Center

670 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
(845) 279-5711, Ext. 2428
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturdays 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PET/CT Scan Fridays Only

 

location markerVassar Brothers Medical Center

Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging Center
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 483-6563
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

location markerVassar Brothers Medical Mall - Fishkill

200 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 131
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 838-8149
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

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150 Sawkill Road
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 750-6977

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