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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 8,500 robotic prostatectomies to date. As Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital and Director of Urologic Oncology at Florida Hospital 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 Florida and Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at Nova Southeastern University. 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 Florida Hospital, 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. Specialties

Articles

Modified Apical Dissection and Lateral Prostatic Fascia Preservation Improves Early Postoperative Functional Recovery in Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: Results from a Propensity Score-matched Analysis

EUROPEAN UROLOGY

2020

COVID-19 and urology: a comprehensive review of the literature

BJU INTERNATIONAL

2020

Lessons learned from 12,000 robotic radical prostatectomies: Is the journey as important as the outcome?

INVESTIGATIVE AND CLINICAL UROLOGY

2020

Trends in clinical and oncological outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy before and after the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against PSA screening: a decade of experience

BJU INTERNATIONAL

2020

COVID-19 and urology: a comprehensive review of the literature

BJU INTERNATIONAL

2020

Trends in clinical and oncological outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy before and after the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against PSA screening: a decade of experience

BJU INTERNATIONAL

2020

Evidence-based evolution of our robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) technique through 13,000 cases

JOURNAL OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

2020

Can we predict who will need lymphocele drainage following robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP)?

JOURNAL OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

2020

The ongoing dilemma in pelvic lymph node dissection during radical prostatectomy: who should decide and in which patients?

JOURNAL OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

2020

COVID-19 model-based practice changes in managing a large prostate cancer practice: following the trends during a month-long ordeal

JOURNAL OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

2020

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