Michael Ziegelbaum, MD, FACS Appointed President of LIJ Hospital Staff

Michael M. Ziegelbaum, MD, FACS of Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY) Lake Success was recently named President of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Medical Staff. In this appointment, he will represent medical staff, serve as a bridge to administration and will also be the medical board secretary.

Suozzi Subject of “Probe”

Congressman Tom Suozzi underwent a routine prostate exam as part of an effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and the importance of getting checked. The screening was administered by Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF), a non-profit organization which promotes awareness and early detection of prostate cancer. It entailed a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam administered by IMF Founding President Dr. Deepak Kapoor, M.D. of Advanced Urology Centers of New York. Read about the results here.

New Information About Prostate Cancer

Did you miss Deepak A. Kapoor, MD’s talk about prostate cancer on WBAB/WBLI radio’s “Plugged into Long Island” show with Al Levine on June 11th? Tune in now to hear the must know facts about prostate cancer.

Testosterone Therapy Offers Benefits and Risks

If you need answers about testosterone therapy and want to learn about the associated benefits and risks, read Dr. Kapoor’s interview in the HealthLink section of Newsday. Click here to read the article.

Weighted Gleason Grade Group: A New Prostate Cancer Biopsy Reporting System with Prognostic Potential

Drs. Carl A. Olsson and Deepak A. Kapoor teamed with colleagues from world renowned institutions to propose a new prostate cancer biopsy reporting system which has prognostic potential. To see the poster presented at the 2016 Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) Annual meeting, click here.

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD Weighs In on MACRA

Much has been written about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Dr. Deepak Kapoor said his group has “stayed ahead of the curve and is actually waiting for the regulations to catch up. We [implemented] protocols and mandatory clinical pathways in 2008, and we audit thousands of charts each month,” he said. Click here to read the interview.

Brett C. Mellinger, MD, FACS Abstract Accepted at SMSNA

The Sexual Medical Society of North America, Inc. (SMSNA) accepted Dr. Mellinger’s abstract on the complication and post-surgical infection rate in American Medical System’s inflatable penile prosthesis surgeries – a single surgeon study. The abstract was presented at the SMSNA Fall meeting in Scottsdale, AZ and can be seen by clicking here.

Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer Sponsor Helps Promote Life Saving Event

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD, Past President of Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF), joined Town of Oyster Bay Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia, IMF Executive Director, Rhonda Samuel and Linda Ottaviano, Executive Director, Greater Long Island Runners Club for a photo promoting the November 2016 Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk for prostate cancer at the Syosset-Woodbury Community Park. Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY) and Advanced Radiation Centers of New York (ARC) are proud to be lead sponsors of this event. To learn about the event, click here.

UTI Myths, Cleared Up

If urinary tract infections have ever sneaked up on you, and you are looking for treatment answers, you need to read this. Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor dispels myths and provides the “do’s and don’ts” in the December issue of Glamour magazine. Read it here.

Henry Schein Joins IMF and LUGPA to Raise Awareness of Prostate Cancer and the Importance of Early Detection

In recognition of September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, several organizations joined forces to encourage medical practitioners to speak to their patients about the importance of prostate cancer screenings. “It is important to remember that prostate cancer is not just a men’s health issue, but one that affects anybody with a husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, or friend whose long-term health and wellness could depend upon early detection efforts,” said Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, President, Advanced Urology Centers of New York. “The evidence is clearer than ever,” continued Dr. Kapoor, “that early detection saves lives.” Learn more here.

Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer often feels devastating to patients and their families. But when caught early, today’s advanced and innovative treatments make likelihood that you will make a full recovery better today than at any time in the past.

Read the facts you need to know about prostate cancer treatment from Drs. Deepak Kapoor and Shawn Zimberg in

Doctors Respond To Pressure to Improve Access

Featured in Long Island Business News, Dr. Deepak Kapoor discussed a more consumer-focused healthcare. “It has to be easy for patients to communicate with the provider, on the patient’s terms,” says Dr. Kapoor. “If you put up roadblocks, they’re going to choose to do something else.” To read more, click here.

Seth Lerner, MD Performed Local Hospital’s First Robotic Surgery 10 Years Ago

Seth Lerner, MD of AUCNY – White Plains Maple Avenue is Director of the Prostate Program at White Plains Hospital. He is recognized as a national leader in the field of robotic prostatectomy. He performed the Hospital’s first Robotic Prostatectomy 10 years ago. Read about it in the Armonk Daily Voice.

ASCO GU 2016 After the 2012 USPSTF Recommendation on Prostate Cancer Screening, Higher Gleason Grades and More Positive Cores

On, you can find the prostate cancer trend results presented by Drs. Deepak A. Kapoor, Carl A. Olsson and Ann E. Anderson at the ASCO GU conference. To read about the correlation between Gleason scores and more positive cores, click here.

Scarsdale Doctor Named 2016-17 Health Policy Scholar

Dr. Thomas Rechtschaffen of Scarsdale was selected as the AUA 2016-2017 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar. “Dr. Rechtschaffen’s nomination is a testament to the efforts he has made over the last several years in participating in advocacy and volunteer activities” said Dr. Deepak Kapoor, President of Advanced Urology Centers of New York. “His appointment is an acknowledgement of the importance of independent urologists to the future of our country’s health policy.” Learn more by clicking here.

Trends in Histology of Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Subsequent to USPSTF PSA Screening Recommendation quoted data from the study Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor co-authored with Drs. Carl A. Olsson and Ann E. Anderson on prostate cancer trends subsequent to USPSTF screening guidelines.

To read about the findings, click here.

To see the print edition of the story, click here.

AUA Names Thomas H. Rechtschaffen, MD, FACS as 2016-2017 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar

The American Urological Association (AUA) has named Thomas H. Rechtschaffen, MD, FACS as its 2016-2017 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar. This program is designed to train the next generation of urologists for leadership positions in health policy. The selection process is highly competitive. To read about Dr. Rechtschaffen and the appointment, click here.


Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY) and Advanced Colon & Rectal Surgery Centers of New York (ACRSCNY), divisions of Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC, have introduced a new service to help patients seamlessly access urology and colorectal physicians via online scheduling. The service, powered by digital health marketplace ZocDoc, is an extension of the leading edge healthcare experience that AUCNY and ACRSCNY physicians provide to all of their patients. To read more, click here.

Prostate Cancer: The Silent Killer

Prostate cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed solid tumor in men-an estimated 221,000 men will be diagnosed this year. While in certain cases, prostate cancer is an indolent disease, it is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men; nearly 28,000 will lose their lives to the disease this year alone. Learn about this silent killer here.

Embarrassed By Leaks, Now There Are Solutions

Ladies, if you leak when you cough, laugh or exercise you’ll want to read Dr. Kapoor’s helpful tips in the November issue of Shape Magazine. Click on the PDF to learn about easy ways to combat this awkward issue.