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Dr. Ron Bakal, MD

Urological Surgeon, Urologist

Professional statement

Dr. Bakal is a board certified urologist trained at Albert Einstein Hospital in General Urology. He was born in Israel and fluent in Hebrew. Dr. Bakal is currently affiliated with major medical centers including NYU medical center, Beth Israel Medical Center and Gramercy Surgery center. He is an advocate of minimally invasive surgery as well as holistic care for diseases such as chronic prostatitis, pelvic pain and interstitial cystitis. Dr. Bakal is a member of the American Urologic Association and the Society of Endourology.

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Specialties

  • Urologist
  • Urological Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Education and training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center (Residency)
  • Boston University (Master’s)
  • Brandeis University (Bachelor’s)
  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Urological Association

Awards and publications

  • Bakal, R.S., Melman A.: Intracoporal injection of hSlo cDNA restores erectile capacity in STZ-diabetic F-344 rats in vivo. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 287:H1544-H1553, 2004 Sato, Y, Rehman J, Bakal R, Melman A, and Christ J. The intracavernous pressure (ICP) response to electrical stimulation of the medial preoptic area (MPOA), but not the cavernous nerve is altered in older animals (Abstract). J Urol 161, Suppl: 853A, 1999
  • Bakal, R.S., Melman A.: Scrotal island flap urethroplasy in the management of anterior urethral strictures- pending publication
  • Bakal, R.S., Melman, A., Davies K.P.: The successful long-term treatment of age-related erectile dysfunction with hSlo CDNA in rats in-vivo. Journal of Urology pg.285-290 July, 2003.
  • Bakal, R.S., Wright, L.: Postnatal neuron death in the nodose ganglion of the rat. Developmental Neuroscience., 15:22-26,1993

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1477579639

Office locations

RON BAKAL MD PC

461 Park Ave South, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10016

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Knowledgeable, good communicator.
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I was immediately impressed with the efficiency and competency of his front desk staff and Dr. Bakal's concern for my visit and how I was feeling. He actually listened to me and immediately took action to help me. I was shocked.Never in my life have I had a doctor respond so swiftly to my requests and problems. The best urologist I have ever seen.
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Quite competent and knowledgeable.
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Very professional, very nice details involve all health issue.
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Felt rushed. The doctor spoke over me. He kept repeating himself and didn't listen well.
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The most organized office i've ever been. i came in and saw the doctor in 5 minutes. Amazing!
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I felt like he was pretty dismissive of my concerns. I left feeling more uneasy than when I walked in. I ended up going to another doctor who made me feel much more comfortable with the pain I was having, whyI was having it, and what the next steps should be.
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may not see him again. will see another urologist.
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He was business-like yet pleasant, answered my questions and showed a diagram on his computer screen when I asked for a specific description of an anatomical structure/function. Also gave me a sample medication package and verbal instructions. I'll have a more thorough review after my follow-up visit next month.
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Not really sure i will be returning
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Doctor Bakal is an excellent and knowledgeable person. I was pretty impressed and would definitely recommend this doctor for urological matters. He is straightforward and comes up with a plan for medical problems. I'm happy and satisfied to have found him.
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Dr Bakal, is like what I read in the reviews..besides being friendly, he showed confidence, and made me feel very comfortbale. He is a smart man who understands his patient, and kind enough to schedule our next appointment on my convinience!! I did go before my appointment was scheduled, and he did see me before my time had come up, so I didnt have to wait...Waiting for a doctor is the least I think about. I definetely recommend Dr Bakal !!!
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he a very kind Dr.
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He was very professional and helpful.
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I came to see the doctor on my lunch break and they were running a few minutes behind, but were very courteous and they squeezed me in when I let them know of my time constraints. VERY polite front office staff,checking in was easy. The doctor was very kind and answered all my questions clearly and without rushing me. He ordered the tests that were necessary, he was even nice enough to draw my blood in the office so I wouldn't have to try to hunt for an outside facility when I let him know that is what I preferred. I definitely recommend this physician.
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Doctor Ron Bakal was very professional, polite and knowledgeable. He really knows what he talks about. He listened very professionally and addressed to my chief complain. I got answers for all my additional questions. Strongly recommend you Dr Ron.
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It was pretty straight forward, doctor was patient and listened to everything I told him. Would go again if needed.
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Compared to my other urologist where I waited for at least 45 minutes before I was seen by the doctor, with Dr Bakal I was done in 29 minutes (that included scheduling for the next visit). That shows efficiency of thestaff and Dr Bakal was very helpful and provided medications and tips that I didnt get from my other urologist.
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Only complaint is the wait
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Very pleasurable experience with Dr. Bakal. Professional, thorough, with great bedside manors. My go to Urologist.
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Great
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Very professional,ask me about my problems and addressed them to my satisfaction-office staff were courteous and professional-will go back again if needed--reccomend him to others-BUpton
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First appointment. Appears very competent. He changed my medication and scheduled a follow-up appointment after a more than thorough examination.
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It was real brief, at this point I am a new patient and he is just getting started on knowing my history. He did advise I take some prescribed pills as a control to determine if my situation gets worse. SoI feel he was making an effort to make sure it was not more grave. I will continue seeing this doctor.
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Very professional and direct to the point
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Ron is a real pro. I've always been seen quickly. I highly recommend.
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Dr. Bakal and his staff were very efficient and helpful AND NICE. He was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Would not hesitate to come again.
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Very professional, tell-it-like-it-is type of doctor. I really liked Ron and have a lot of confidence in him.
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Dr. Bakal was very effective as what I would term a "transactional" doctor. It was very business like. No frills. I think that this is a very important quality in a doctor. However, given that I was a little uneasy aboutthe issue I was having, I found his demeanor a little unsettling. I would absolutely go and see him again if I needed to, but if you're someone that values a soft side in your doctor, I think you'll be better served by someone other than Dr. Bakal.
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Dr. Bakal is straight and to the point. I felt listened to and cared for. I would highly recommend Dr. Bakal to others. The only slight criticism I would have is over the state of the waiting area. It could definitelyuse a facelift (or at least some new chairs). The waiting room, though, had no bearing whatsoever on my overall very positive experience.
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Dr.Bakal understands what I am going through he assessed the problem and determine what would be helpful to me.
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Awesome
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Great doctor, he answered all my questions, he was very professional.
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Very positive, and he was very gracious and polite.
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Awesome visit....nothing to complain about really except maybe, just maybe we can do away with PAPER FORMS for once? Lol, just kidding but not kidding! :)
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Great Dr. Helped me with my discomfort.
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Good
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very rushed
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The doctor was very professional and thorough. He was very knowledgeable in the field and very comprehensive. I was very impressed with himself and the staff.
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He was nice and friendly.
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After the usual NY wait to see the doctor, he was incredible short and unemotional with me. I didn't mind the lack of emotion, but in general he didn't seem to express any of the usual doctor caring you'd expect. Hisdiagnosis of my issue was fine, but in general it wasn't a pleasant experience. It seemed like he couldn't wait to get back to his computer. Considering the many urologists in this city, I'd say confidently that you can find someone who will treat you better.
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Excellent
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Dr. Bakal is very pleasant, knowledgable and has great bedside manner! His staff is very competent. Lauri is exceptional. The office is beautiful and very clean. I would highly recommend this practice.
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One of the few doctors who seems to care about patients rather than going through the motions.
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The thing i like about Dr Bakal is that he believes in informing patients about whats going on and why he is prescribing a certain medicine.
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VERY PROFESSIONAL !
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Having never been to a Urologist, I didn't know what to expect. Dr. Bakal is thorough and respectful and made me feel comfortable during the exam and was unhurried during our closing discussion in his office. The staff was pleasant and welcoming.
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he was great and helped me right away. He listened and was very responsive and gave a lot of explanation. Will go again if ever necessary His office assistant Marina was very accommodating and helpful in the particular scheduling and rescheduling requests I made.
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He was very nice and informative. Answered all my questions. I did not feel rushed. And when I thought I had a silly question, he did kit make me feel silly for asking.
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He was efficient and helpful. I appreciated his frankness. Professional and nice guy.
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