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Vipul Patel, MD

Vipul Patel, MD

Surgical Director of Urology

Cancer

Vipul Patel

Overview

Dr. Patel is a board-certified urologist who has performed more robotic surgeries than any other surgeon worldwide, including more than 15,000 robotic prostatectomies to date. As Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute at AdventHealth and Director of Urologic Oncology at AdventHealth Cancer Institute, he specializes in minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedures to address cancers of the bladder, kidneys and prostate and reconstruct elements of the urinary system. A recognized authority in his field, Dr. Patel devotes considerable energy to helping train fellow surgeons around the world in the use of the latest robotic surgical techniques and tools in order to improve patient care and outcomes. He teaches advanced courses in robotic surgery for the American Urologic Association and is an active Professor of Urology at the University of Central. He also retains honorary professorships at several prestigious international universities and medical societies, including the University of Milan, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Asian School of Urology, Ricardo Palma University College of Medicine in Peru, Korea University Hospital and the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and he has provided robotic surgery instruction or helped create new robotic surgery programs at numerous medical teaching facilities worldwide. Dr. Patel has co-authored or contributed to more than a dozen medical textbooks on topics including robotic surgery, minimally invasive urologic procedures, prostate cancer, robotic prostatectomy, emerging surgical technology, robotics in genitourinary surgery and others, and his work has appeared in more than 100 peer-reviewed medical journals. Prior to joining AdventHealth, Dr. Patel served as Director of the Center for Robotic and Computer-Assisted Surgery and as an Associate Professor of Urology and Bioinformatics at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Patel has been designated as one of America’s Top Doctors® and as one of America’s Top Urologists by Castle Connolly Medical and U.S. News & World Report, establishing him as among the top 1 percent of doctors nationwide. He is also a founder and director of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation and a founding editor and editor emeritus of the Journal of Robotic Surgery. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and completed a urology residency and subsequent urology fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Articles

Toggling Technique Allows Retrograde Early Release to Facilitate Neurovascular Bundle Sparing During Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Propensity Score-Matching Study

JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE

2022

Neurovascular bundle preservation in robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: How I do it after 15.000 cases

INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL

2022

Minimally invasive lymphocele drainage using the Da Vinci (R) single port platform: step-by- step technique

INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL

2022

Nerve-sparing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: how I do it after 15.000 cases

INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL

2022

Nerve spare robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy with amniotic membranes: medium term outcomes

Journal of Robotic Surgery

2022

Toggling Technique Allows Retrograde Early Release to Facilitate Neurovascular Bundle Sparing During Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Propensity Score-Matching Study

Journal of Korean Medical Science

2022

Does type of robotic platform make a difference in the final cost of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy?

JOURNAL OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

2022

Nerve spare robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy with amniotic membranes: medium term outcomes

JOURNAL OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

2022

Management of patients who opt for radical prostatectomy during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: an international accelerated consensus statement

BJU INTERNATIONAL

2021

Minimally Invasive Lymphocele Drainage using the da Vinci® Single Port Platform: Step-by-Step Technique of a prostate cancer referral center

Journal of Endourology

2021

Education & Training

Education

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Residency

University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Fellowship

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Specialty

Urology

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology