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Dr. Michael A. Palese is an Associate Professor and the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology. He is a Board Certified and Fellowship trained surgeon specializing in robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. He joined the surgical staff at the The Mount Sinai Medical Center after serving as a clinical fellow in Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his urology residency at the University of Maryland Medical System, one of the largest centers in the country for laparoscopic surgery. During the time of his residency he also performed research in the field of minimally invasive surgery and erectile dysfunction at the Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate training at Cornell University.
As the Director of Minimally Invasive Urology, Dr. Palese established the robot surgery program for the Department of Urology at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2004. He has extensive experience with robotic & laparoscopic renal and adrenal surgery performing over 2,500 surgeries to date. He performed the first robotic nephrectomy and robotic partial nephrectomy at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has also pioneered the use of robot surgery in other procedures such as kidney reconstructive surgery/pyeloplasty.
His other areas of expertise include kidney stone surgery amd BPH. He is one of the leaders and educators in Greenlight Laser PVP procedures for BPH.
Verified Patient Reviews
He's the best and straight-forward. Couldn't be nicer!
Best doctor visit ever. was dealt with quickly and diagnosed that day with kidney stones
Excellent department. Very organized! Great doctor!
I will highly recommend to other patients.Thank you so much to all of the team! Marian
Very knowledgable and has excellent bedside manner . Answered all my questions and gave me ample time and attention.I will sure return to him for follow up.
Outstanding, in all respects. David Fay
My visit with Dr. Palese and his PA was an entirely positive experience. My condition, and the medication prescribed by Dr. Palese to address it, were explained in detail. Dr. Palese's staff saw to it that the medication arrived at my home the same afternoon. Very impressive!
so far, so good
For my 1st exactly what expected, attentive, professional, and a pretty clear consultation,and explanation.