Dr. Lesser is a local product, born and raised in Manhattan Beach. He attended high school at Chadwick before graduating cum laude from Bowdoin College in
Maine. He attended medical School at USC and completed his urology residency under the guidance of the legendary Dr. Jon Kaswick at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles. Dr. Lesser received his advanced robotic surgery training at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles, which boasts the highest single-robot surgical volume on the West Coast.
Dr. Lesser's focus is on combining proven oncologic principles with more modern, minimally-invasive surgical techniques. He was trained during the transition from traditional open surgery to minimally-invasive surgery (laparoscopy and robotics) for the management of urologic cancers. The foundations of cancer management began with his early training with Dr. Donald Skinner at USC, where he learned the open approach to the surgical management of bladder cancer as well as the various forms of urinary diversion. Throughout his training, he learned to treat not only bladder cancer, but also prostate, kidney, and adrenal cancer using these principles translated to the laparoscopic and robotic arena. While continuing to perform open surgery - especially for invasive bladder cancer - Dr. Lesser has gained extensive experience in laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy, adrenalectomy, nephrectomy, and partial nephrectomy. More recently, Dr. Lesser has focused on nephron-sparing surgery (i.e. laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy) for renal masses, and is adept at all of the cutting edge surgical techniques required to result in excellent outcomes.
Blumberg JM, Lesser T, et al. MANAGEMENT OF RECTAL INJURIES SUSTAINED DURING LAPAROSCOPIC RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY. Urology. 2009 January; 73(1): 163-6.
Tran VQ, Kim DH, Lesser T, Aboseif SR. REVIEW OF THE SURGICAL APPROACHES FOR PEYRONIE'S DISEASE: CORPOREAL PLICATION AND PLAQUE INCISION WITH GRAFTING. Advances in Urology. 2008 November; published online.
Tran VQ, Lesser T, Kim DH, Aboseif SR. PENILE CORPOREAL RECONSTRUCTION DURING DIFFICULT PLACEMENT OF A PENILE PROSTHESIS. Advances in Urology. 2008 November; published online.
Rieder JM, Nisbet AA, Lesser T, et al. IL-6 DOES NOT PREDICT CURRENT UROLITHIASIS IN STONE FORMERS. Journal of Endourology. 2008 October; 22(10): 2373-5.
Marchis C, Kim DH, Lesser T et al. UNUSUAL PRESENTATIONS OF FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE. Current Urology. 2008 May; 1(4): 211-3.
Kim D, Lesser T, Aboseif SA. SUBJECTIVE PATIENT REPORTED EXPERIENCES FOLLOWING SURGERY FOR PEYRONIE'S DISEASE: CORPOREAL PLICATION VERSUS PLAQUE INCISION WITH VEIN GRAFT. Urology. 2008 April; 71(4):698-702.
Lesser T, Aboseif SA, Abbas MA. COMBINED ENDORECTAL ADVANCEMENT FLAP WITH ALLODERM® GRAFT REPAIR OF RADIATION AND CRYOABLATION INDUCED RECTOURETHRAL FISTULA. American Surgeon. 2008 April; 74(4): 341-5
Patient Reviews for Timothy Lesser, MD
More than a year agoby Robert M. (Verified Patient)
Very professional, straight to the point and came up with other options. Would highly recommend him.
More than a year agoby a Verified Patient
October 19, 2012by a Verified Patient
Super smart, accomplished, friendly, professional. Wait time was because he was delayed in surgery. I'm sure the guy in surgery appreciated it. Five stars.
More than a year agoby George C. (Verified Patient)
Dr. Lesser was extremely helpful and professional. I hve seen multiple urologist, and he has been my favorite by far.