LUGPA Focus on Telemedicine an Update on the CARES Act and Assistance for Physician Practices

During the current COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, telemedicine services have been expanded through new provisions in the CARES Act. Deepak A. Kapoor, MD and his colleagues at LUGPA discuss how the changes benefit patients and help physician practices. Read the article or watch it on video.

LUGPA on CARES Act and Assistance for Physician Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis

The House passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency bill. Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor and his colleagues at LUGPA discussed the CARES Act, a necessary emergency relief stimulus package and the economic impact the crisis is having on independent medical practitioners. Read the article or watch the video.

2019 Economic Outlook for Urology in the United States

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD presented “2019 Economic Outlook for Urology in the United States” during the 29th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update on January 26, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Dr. Kapoor discussed the history of efforts in the United States to transition healthcare toward a structure of value-based care. He then outlined the major 2019 regulatory initiatives and how they will impact healthcare payments and the administrative burden for urologists. Tune in to hear the valuable information by clicking the link below.

2019 Economic Outlook for Urology in the United States Video

Prostate Cancer Screening Law Gives Greater Access in 2019

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD championed the new law removing coinsurance and copayments for life saving prostate cancer screening. See the News 12 interview here.

Dr. Riccardo Ricciardi (AUCNY-Bayside) Designated a UroLift® Center of Excellence

On April 25th, Dr. Riccardo Ricciardi, Jr. (AUCNY-Bayside) was designated a Urolift Center of Excellence. See video from the ceremony here.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign Viewed on NASDAQ Tower

AUCNY Doctors Defend LUGPA APM

Did you watch Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor and Dr. Kathleen Latino defending the LUGPA APM proposal to the full PTAC committee? If you missed it, click here to watch.

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD Provides Testimony on Importance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD provided testimony to the “Committee on Health” in Council Chambers at City Hall. His impassioned speech provided irrefutable support for the prostate cancer legislation recognizing September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in New York City.



Deepak A. Kapoor, MD Testifies to the House Energy and Commerce Committee

The diagnosis of prostate cancer is usually established with a test called needle biopsy of the prostate. Doctors rely on the results of the biopsy to counsel patients about the treatment options available to them. “Precision medicine and targeted therapy requires complete and total diagnostic accuracy in this test,” says Dr. Kapoor.  Despite best laboratory practices, errors are being made. Click below to hear the testimony.


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Riccardo Ricciardi, Jr., MD spoke about the Urolift® procedure on

Dr. Riccardo Ricciardi and one of his patients shared info about the life-changing results experienced from this treatment. Read about it and watch the video.

Sid Rosenberg of WABC Radio’s “Sid & Bernie” Show Talks About AUCNY

Did you hear Sid Rosenberg of WABC radio’s “Sid & Bernie” show talk about AUCNY? If not, tune in to listen.

Origins of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Dr. David Crawford invited Dr. Deepak Kapoor to discuss the origins and background of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). This presentation is especially timely and important with the USPSTF’s recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. Listen here.

LHRH Agonists and Antagonists in Prostate Cancer

Carl Olsson, MD, compared the efficacy of LHRH agonists with antagonists, which are commonly used to treat patients with prostate cancer. Tune in here.

Eric Mitchnick, MD, FACS Spoke with News 12 About Prostate Cancer Early Detection

Dr. Eric Mitchnick talked about the advances in prostate cancer early detection and treatment with News 12 at the Blue Ribbon Run for prostate cancer at Syosset Woodbury Community Park. To hear the interview, click here.

AUCNY Northport/Port Jefferson Station Doctor Chats with FIOS1 News

Eric Mitchnick, MD, FACS told FIOS1News that prostate cancer is easily treated when caught in the early stages. To hear the interview at the Blue Ribbon Run for prostate cancer, click here.

The Most Common Symptom of Prostate Cancer Is No Symptoms at All

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor talks about who needs to be screened for prostate cancer, how often and why. Unfortunately, since there are no symptoms for this disease, it cannot be found without looking for it. Early detection saves lives. Click here to learn the facts.

AUCNY Joined Henry Schein, IMF and LUGPA to Promote Prostate Cancer Early Detection

AUCNY joined forces with Henry Schein, IMF and LUGPA to create awareness about the importance of early detection in fighting prostate cancer. When prostate cancer is caught early, the 10 year relative survival rate is 98%. To get the facts, click here. Early detection saves lives!

Prostate Cancer Test Proved to be a Lifesaver for Former Heavyweight Boxer

Former heavyweight boxer Renaldo “Mister” Snipes knows first-hand how important prostate cancer screening is in saves lives. Watch the interview conducted with Dr. Kapoor and Mr. Snipes that aired on Time Warner Cable News – NY 1 here.

We’ve Pledged to Take a Pie in the Face to Save Lives

We are joining the Integrated Medical Foundation by taking a pie in the face to remind others that early detection saves lives. The way it works is each participant challenges someone else to take a pie in the face in the fight against prostate cancer. Then we hit our self in the face with the pie and post it on social media.

Our doctors, employees, vendors, families and friends are joining in to raise awareness. We hope you will too. Let’s work together to save the lives of the men we love. Some of our videos can be viewed here. – Deepak A. Kapoor, MD – Felix Badillo, MD – Harvey Gutman, MD

In the Spotlight

At Yankee Stadium, Dr. Deepak Kapoor spoke about how advances in technology has changed prostate cancer screening.


Take a Real Look at Prostate Health with Dr. Deepak Kapoor

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor talks candidly about prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. Important, need-to know info!

Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY)

Advanced Urology Centers of New York, Advanced Radiation Centers of New York, Integrated Medical Foundation, LUGPA and Henry Schein joined forces to build prostate cancer awareness and share the important message about early detection. As part of the promotion, our video is playing on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square several times daily.

Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer?

“Let’s look at how far we’ve come with prostate cancer since the era of PSA screening. Right now, since the last 20 years, we have reduced the death rate from prostate cancer by 42%. Twenty years ago, the 10-year survival rate for prostate cancer was 55%. Now it approaches 99%. So clearly we are doing something right” says Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor. To read the interview and see his video, click here.

Dr. Kapoor Discusses the Inclusion of Radium-223 in AUA Guidelines for CRPC

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD discusses the inclusion of radium-223 in AUA guidelines for castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).

AUCNY Doctors Featured in a New TV Spot

AUCNY is pleased to announce the creation of a new TV commercial. The spot, starting to air 1/13/14 features our own doctors.

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor Discusses the Value of the Annual LUGPA Meeting

Dr. Kapoor talks about the many benefits derived from the annual LUGPA meeting which covers urologic issues, advocacy, patient satisfaction and running a business. It also provides a networking opportunity for urologists from large urology practices to share issues and to see how others handle those situations. To watch the video please click here.

Is There a Urologist Shortage in Your Area? What Should Be Done About It?

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor speaks about the shortage of urologists and the changing dynamics of a practice.

Building Prostate Cancer Awareness on the NASDAQ Board

AUCNY, ARC, IMF, LUGPA and Henry Schein joined forces to build prostate cancer awareness and save lives. The message ran prominently on the NASDAQ Board for four weeks. See video below or click here.

Dr. Deepak Kapoor Speaks about LUGPA’s Position on PSA Screening

Dr. Kapoor received feedback from many practicing urologists regarding confusion as to how they should approach their patients in terms of discussing prostate screening. To listen, click here.

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor Discusses PSA Screening Guidelines

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD, president of Advanced Urology Centers of New York and also the Large Urology Group Practice Association, provides his opinion on current prostate cancer screening recommendations. Click here to listen.

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor Talks about Urologists’ Standpoint on Prostate Cancer Screening

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, President of Advanced Urology Centers of New York and Large Urology Group Practice Association states “the Urologists are committed to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer as evidenced by the emergence of novel diagnostic tools to improve the accuracy of PSA testing” and stresses “that a PSA test is a simple blood test  not a requirement to undergo a biopsy if abnormal. Every man has the right to make an informed decision regarding whether screening is appropriate for them.” Please click to download  this link to listen.

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PSA Testing Part 2

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Dr. Deepak Kapoor on Integrated Urology Practices

Through the integration of ancillary services into neighborhood urologic practices, patients derive many benefits, and greater convenience. Deepak A. Kapoor, MD discusses integrated urology practices on

Dr. Deepak Kapoor on the Utilization of Prostate Biopsies

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor speaks about the utilization of prostate biopsies and patient benefits on

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor at Yankee Stadium for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor at Yankee Stadium for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor at Yankee Stadium for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

During the Yankees/Blue Jays game on September 20, 2012, Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor discussed the importance of prostate cancer screening with Ken Singleton. September is prostate cancer awareness month and a special time to raise awareness for this important issue.

Click below to hear the YES Network interview.

During the September 19th Yankees game, John Sterling and Susan Waldman interviewed Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor on WCBS radio. Dr. Kapoor speaks about how a blood test and simple exam can save lives. With early detection, the 10 year survival rate is almost 99%!

Click the play button below to hear the interview which aired on WCBS radio