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Dr. Marans has been named in New York Magazine's Best Doctors in New York. He has been named in Top Doctors: New York Metro Area in Castle Connolly over 10 times. Born in New York City, Dr. Marans earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in New York and went on to graduate from Cornell University Medical College also in New York. The following 2 years were spent as a resident of general surgery at the Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York. From there, he took on a residency in Urology at the Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, several months of which were spent at the Sloan Kettering Memorial Medical Center. In 1982 he served as a urology resident and later chief resident at the Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center. As a urologist, Dr. Hillel Marans is highly trained to treat disorders of the male and female urinary tract (bladder, ureter, kidney, and urethra) and the male reproductive system. Urology is classified as a surgical subspecialty, but since a wide variety of clinical problems are encountered when treating urological conditions, knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties is required. Dr. Marans serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY. He is also a full attending urologist at the NYU Langone and Mount Sinai Downtown (formerly Beth Israel) Hospitals, both of which are in New York. He has been actively involved in various academic presentations and has been published in peer read medical journals. His works can be found in such distinguish journals as the Journal of Urology and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Verified Patient Reviews
My first visit so there was a long delay in the appointment, I expect next time will have less of a wait. An excellent level of attention. MD Marans was very merticulas with his note taking and informative on the reasons for my symptoms. A good listener and confident in his assessment without any arrogance.
Incredibly friendly. Very professional!
As I told Dr Marans, the appointment was the most fun one I’ve ever had. Dr Marans is uproariously funny and forthright. Too bad he is not my GP!
Fantastic doctor. Very knowledgeable, very experienced. Humor was slightly dark. 5/5
The doctor showed actual concern for my well being and was thorough, despite my being late and the time constraint. Overall great experience.
Dr. Marrans was extremely courteous, thorough, and professional. He gave a clear diagnosis. Although the wait may have been a bit long, the service provided was well worth the wait.
Probably the friendliest urologist in town, one of the best I have been to
Be sure to arrive early for your first appoinment: there's a lot of paperwork to be done (too much, really).
Was professional and cordial
Doctor was professional and efficient. Resolved issue and apologized for long wait time.
One of the best doctors office experiences I've had. Very professional office, great doc.
He (and other staff) is really kind and made me comfortable.
He is very professional, obviously very experienced, and super-organized. He will explore your condition thoroughly.`
i very much like and respect Dr. Marans, He is knowledgeable, quite personable,funny, and candid. But if you call in advance (as advised) and are told by the front desk that he is running on schedule and then you wait 50-60 minutes to see the doctor, as someone with a full time job, I find that irritating, especially if it has happened before. But hey I keep seeing him so I guess that is the best testimonial.
Dr. Maran dealt with all of my concerns. He explained everything and was extremely reassuring. Couldn't have gone better.
Bring something to read while waiting.
its good service, doctor are to much friendly
Dr. Marans was great and is highly recommended. He was extremely informative, spent quality time with me understanding my case, and made me feel very confident in the treatment I received along with my new path to recovery. Very relieved to find him! Will be recommending him personally to others.
Very knowledgeable - I was in and out without much of a wait and Dr. Marans was very helpful in diagnosing the problem.
Fast, efficient, professional. Explained causes, outcomes, solutions. Felt very comfortable with entire staff, from front desk to back room.
As per some of the other reviews, I waited almost an hour from my appointment time to be seen (pro tip: first time patients will have to fill out quite a number of detailed questionnaires and forms, so expect to be doing this for the first 5-15 minutes after you arrive depending on your medical history) but it was totally worth it! Dr. Marans is energetic and efficient but pays attention to details and is very patient with questions and explanations. I had struggled with frequent infections for years before thinking of making an appointment with a urologist and Dr. Marans clearly explained the reason for the infections (I had previously received at least three different conflicting and unsatisfactory explanations from various general doctors), provided an easy solution and took the extra step of doing some quick ultrasound examinations to make sure the infections were not stemming from a more serious issue. I am highly optimistic as to the results of the solution, but if for some reason it does not, his office has already provided both a back-up plan as well as a follow-up exam date. Would highly recommend Dr. Marans as a urologist.
He was very thorough and asked me all the right questions in order to properly solve my issues. He developed a great treatment plan helped me realize the cause of my symptoms.
I was very pleased with the experience
Dr was great! Took the time to explain everything thoroughly. Have zero complaints. The office was clean, nurses and staff all friendly and I like that they have an online system so you can track lab results
Wait was long but he was very professional, courteous, helpful, and funny.
There was excellent service. Everyone was polite. The equipment was high tech. And Dr. Marans has the attitude of a champ! I'm so grateful!
Great Doctor. Reviews says that, the time waiting is the issue. In my case, I did not have that issue. I was on time and did not have to wait at all. The staff were amazing very helpful and doctor himself is very knowledgable and professional. The doctor and staff will make you feel very welcome!
I waited there for one and half hour to see doctor. What gets into my skin is that the office was not even busy! The office stuff not even said sorry for being so delayed. Doctor is fine with a little rush. Hate to see those doc who rush through everything. Do i recommend him may be if you are desperately needed.
Dr. Marans is highly experienced, professional, and made me feel very comfortable. Reasonable wait time and professional staff. Very fortunate to have had the opportunity to see him.
Great doctor, excellent services, friendly staffs!
My visit with Dr. Marans was excellent. He made me feel like everything will b okay. Great Doctor!
He is a great doctor. Very thorough and great bedside manner. Highly recommend!
The medical staff was kind and professional and Dr. Marans was thorough in his evaluation and treatment!
Good doctor -- thorough and helpful. However, asking patients to wait an hour and a half because you generally "run late" is extremely rude in my opinion. Also, the receptionists there were extremely unprofessional. One of them was loudly complaining about a patient's call she received. The one after her literally took a personal call on her work phone and was YELLING into her phone that whoever she was speaking with was a "moron" among other inappropriate conversational topics.
Awesome bedside manner, very funny and made me feel great and gave me hope that there was a solution to my problem. Great guy.
The visit was excellent, I was tremendously pleased with the experience and Dr. Marans was excellent. I couldn't be more happy to have this physician. I would like to clarify that although the wait time was longer than usual, the consultation was top notch and he was one of the most attentive doctors I ever met. Funny too! Highly recommended.
When I got to actually see Dr. Marans I had a good experience, but they are absolutely terrible at scheduling. I had two appointments--an initial consultation and a follow-up--and both times I ended up waiting more than an hour. So if you really have no other choice, I'd say see Dr. Marans and prepare to spend a lot of time in his waiting room. But if you have options, you can probably find somebody who's about as qualified and will treat your time with more respect.
A friendly and professional practice.
Dr. Marans treated me for a urology issue that I was having for over 1 year. After seeing 2 dermatologists, 1 primary physician, and a neurologist he diagnosed and treated me for my condition. Dr. Marans has greatly improved my quality of life and I can honestly say that my good days outweigh the bad. Thanks Dr. Marans for being patient with me and always being a phone call away.
I wish he can be my primary doctor, he is very through and honest in everything he does. Makes you feel comfortable in his hands
Dr. Marans is amazing. Professional, knowledgeable, very helpful with a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend him as the best urologist I ever met.
Had a routine examination with a few questions and the Dr. Marans had great bedside manner, answered my questions thoroughly, and conducted a complete examination. He even answered questions via the patientportal which is a great feature. Definitely the best urologist I have seen in years. Highly recommend him.
Professional, friendly and informative.
Dr. Morans did seem thorough. He double checked everything on my chart, had the nurse (?) take a second set of notes, and I think he got the job done. He wasn't particularly warm, but he wasn't abrupt. He shared a personal story, and asked about my work. If he was less than effusive, it may be due to the long day he was having; my appointment was delayed 2 hours. He claimed the long wait was unusual, but from everyone else in the office and the fact that the receptionist suggests calling before the appointment to see if the doctor is on track with his timing, I get the sense delays are routine with this doctor. I wasn't in a hurry, but next time I'll bring more ways to fill the time productively. If anything, I do wish he had done more to understand why I have this problem, rather than just treating it, but given how common these things are, I respect his choice not to subject me to a bevy of tests.
Excellent service ! I would highly recommend
Dr. Maran does not care about you, he cares if your insurance can cover for the treatment. If not, he will take the consultation time to educate his fellow apprentice which is a girl in a urology office. No offense with female medical apprentice but given that I was never asked if I was alright with it and I specifically wen to a male doctor to avoid embarrassment. When he learned that my insurance might not covers as much, he actually scoffed and said my time is worth such high amount and laugh at how low the insurance covers. From then on, he lost patience and didn't care to explain more to me. The condescending manner and in-genuine response really hurt patient like myself. As such, a payment plan would be nice but none was discussed and offered. Fortunately I found another doctor on Zocdoc and currently receiving great treatment from a genuine and excellent doctor. Avoid this doctor unless of course if you are rich or careless about an unkind doctor.
As far as visiting doctors goes, the overall experience was great. Dr. Marans was incredibly thorough, listened to all my concerns. Struck me as very competent. I just moved to NYC and I have had lots of urological problems, so I need to have a urologist. I've had 2 great ones in the past, but I've also dealt with several really wacky ones. Marans seems as good, if not better than the 2 I liked in my old town. Very impressed. Only quibble was the extended wait time at the office -- got there 15 minutes early, was seen 45 minutes after my appointment. Just bring something to keep yourself busy. Dr. Marans is very very thorough, so this likely accounts for why things run late. I'll take a thorough doctor who spends time with you over the "I only have 10 minutes because I have a schedule" doctor any day of the week, even if that means waiting.
Doctor Marans and his staff were pleasant and attentive. After a thorough discussion of my symptoms and a quick run through some in-office tests, they gave me my diagnosis and explained my next steps. I left confident in my treatment plan and health.
Really great doctor, very happy to hear me out, and tell me his thoughts on my issues. His staff was really nice too, very professional. Only thing I'd say is, don't feel the need to get there on time, as you'll probably be waiting a while. It was fine by me, I was glad to see the doc.
Very impressed with staff, facilities and the doctor
The doctor didn't seem to care or understand what my issues were. Was extremely flippant about it. Didn't bother asking or digging into anything. Made me feel like I'm wasting his time. I would never go here again
Great doctor and staff. Wait time was longer than desired or anticipated.
An excellent doctor.
Awesome and extremely funny
Great doctor--helpful, thorough and direct. Nice guy too!
I didn't have to wait very long before seeing Dr. Marans. He was very professional and clear about the diagnosis. Highly recommended.
Never again.. I like Dr Marans, he seems experienced and thorough and if he could handle a professional schedule and manage a professional office, I would have been glad to return and recommend. However, I will never again return given the contempt shown for his patients' time. On my last visit (last year), I was on time, waited 45+ mins, was told "another hour", returned, told "another hour", etc until it ended up being over THREE HOURS wait for a 10 MINUTE appointment with never more than two people waiting the whole time. I had to miss a client meeting and other commitments; it was embarrassing and unprofessional. Needing to see him again and assuming last time was a fluke, I made an appointment, notified his office I was running 5-10 mins late, was told "no problem just come". Upon arriving, was told to expect a 40 minute wait. At the 40 minute mark, I was then told to expect another 1:20 wait - with the same two patients ahead of me. Again turning what would have been a 10 minute appointment into hours of wait time - all unplanned, seeming a total surprise to the office, and they could not care less. I canceled at that time and left. Take a look at the other reviews - this is not just an occasional occurrence, this is common practice for Dr. Marans' office. This is a throwback to 1950's style medical practice, no longer acceptable with modern scheduling, communications and frankly more balanced respect between doctor and patient. If the doctor were in surgery, if emergencies arose, if some critical situation with a patient - of course we have to respect these circumstances. But a lack of forethought, communication and simple respect for patients makes my frustrating and wasteful experience and that of so many other reviewers the norm, not the exception.
Personable, doesn't rush, explains things well. Office was clean, the staff were nice.
Good doctor and nice office and assistants but the wait time was unacceptable. Sat for almost 2 hours. He needs to better manage his appointments as many people have to get back to work.
Excellent service. Dr Marans took his time and was very thoughtful in explaining everything and providing clear and helpful followup instructions. Highly recommended.