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The Institute for Pediatric Urology
525 East 68th Street, Suite F-935, F-918
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-5361 | F: (212) 746-8149
Call for appointment:
(212) 746-5361
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Weill Cornell Medicine Urology - Brooklyn
263 7th Avenue, Suite 4E
Brooklyn, NY 11215
P: (212) 746-5361 | F: (212) 746-8149
Call for appointment:
(212) 746-5361
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Pediatric Urology
525 East 68th Street, Suite F-935, F-918
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-5337
Call for appointment:
(212) 746-5337
4.
Pediatric Urology
263 7th Avenue, Suite 4E
Brooklyn, NY 11215
P: (212) 746-5361
Call for appointment:
(212) 746-5361
5.
The Institute for Pediatric Urology
263 7th Avenue, Suite 4E
Brooklyn, NY 11215
P: (212) 746-5361
Call for appointment:
(212) 746-5361

Personal Statement

   “In the operating room, your child is my child.”

Specialties & Expertise

Expertise

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Megaureter
  • Undescended Testes
  • Undescended Testicle
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypospadias
  • Ureterocele
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Posterior Urethral Valves
  • Circumcision Complication
  • Circumcision In Newborn
  • Meatal Stenosis
  • Horseshoe Kidney
  • Duplex Kidney

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE [HMO]

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Urology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Urologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2007
  • B.A., Columbia College-Columbia University, 2002

Biography

As the former Director of Pediatric Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Dr. Akhavan is one of the country’s most experienced pediatric robotic surgeons. With robotic surgery, Dr. Akhavan strives to optimize patient outcomes while minimizing discomfort, length of hospitalization, and time to return to normal activities.  While Dr. Akhavan offers both minimally invasive and open surgery options for all disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and genitals, Dr. Akhavan has particular expertise in robotic surgery for infants and children with disorders associated with hydronephrosis, including vesicoureteral reflux and ureteropelvic junction obstruction.  Dr. Akhavan is also one of only a few providers in the country with expertise in complex robotic reconstruction, including robotic mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy and bladder neck reconstruction for children with incontinence secondary to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury or spina bifida.

 

Additionally, as the former co-director of the Johns Hopkins Fetal Surgery Program, Dr. Akhavan has unique experience performing fetal surgery for patients with lower urinary tract obstruction, and offers counseling to expectant parents with hydronephrosis and other fetal urological anomalies.  Finally, as the former co-director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Kidney Stone Program, Dr. Akhavan has had extensive experience managing complex kidney stone cases in infants, children, and adolescents, and offers all forms of stone treatment. 

 

Dr. Akhavan attended the Horace Mann School, and then graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, followed by medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his general surgery and urology residencies at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, followed by a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he was also an instructor in Pediatric Urology. Dr. Akhavan then became an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, where he developed and directed their program in Pediatric Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, and also co-directed the Programs in Fetal Surgery as well as Pediatric Kidney Stone Surgery prior to joining the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine.  During his time at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Akhavan was recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine.  Dr. Akhavan sees patients at the Upper East Side and Park Slope campuses.