Urology is a complex field with many subtle nuances that affect a patient’s life. A successful urologist must be able to adapt to a patient’s needs and offer the right care for each patient. The challenges and the personal nature of urology is what drove me to choose this specialty. As a member of the Weill Cornell Medical College, I look forward to providing the best of care for the community that I serve.
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Video Visits / Telemedicine Appointments
At Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Urology, The Iris Cantor Men's Health Center, our top priority remains the care of our patients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are emphasizing the use of Video Visits to provide a safe, effective, secure, and convenient way to provide care. Video Visits allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to provide best-in-class care for all of our patients.
New and existing patients will have direct access to Dr. Chughtai through a smartphone (preferred) or computer. Our patients will receive instructions to a unique, secure, and private link to access the Video Visit session once the appointment is scheduled.
Nearly all of our visits are being performed via Video Visit at this time. During the Video Visit with Dr. Chughtai, he will determine if an in-person office visit is needed.
Please call our office at (646) 962-4811 to schedule a private Video Visit today.
Click on the links below for more information and instructions on how to inititate your Video Visit.
Specialties and Expertise
- Urinary Incontinence
- Pelvic Prolapse
- Female Urology
- BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
- Neurogenic Bladder
- General Urology
- Laser Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Urology
- Cancer of Prostate
- Robotic Surgery
- Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
- Laser Urology
- Voiding Dysfunction
- Voiding Disorders
Bilal Chughtai, MD is an Associate Professor of Urology and an Associate Professor of Urology in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is also an Associate Attending Urologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Chughtai specializes in Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, and Neurourology.
Dr. Chughtai treats the body as a cohesive system with a focus on urological care. He believes it is just as important to address immediate symptoms as it is to examine the underlying causes of the urological complaint. Dr. Chughtai engages his patients in a manner that improves their present urological conditions and actively involves them in their future wellbeing. The effectiveness of his medical and surgical treatment relies heavily on strong doctor/patient relationships, and on the patient's resolve to make healthy changes. As Dr. Chughtai's patient, you are promised a passionate and supportive partnership to understand your urological condition.
Prior to his arrival at Weill Cornell/NewYork-Presbyterian, Dr. Chughtai completed his Residency in General Surgery and Urology at Albany Medical Center, followed by a Fellowship in Female Urology, Neurourology, and Voiding Dysfunction at Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at State University of New York at Stony Brook after graduating Magna cum Laude from New York University with a major in Biological Sciences.
Dr. Chughtai is also an active researcher. He has served as primary & co-investigator in numerous studies. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles, authored chapters and books, and has presented at numerous prestigious national meetings.
Dr. Chughtai maintains a successful urological practice in both men and women. If you are interested in a consultation with Dr. Chughtai, please call to set up an appointment at (646) 962-4811.
"It’s rare to meet someone like him. Extremely caring, compassionate, thorough, funny! He’s very knowledgeable. He helped me with something that four other doctors (Urology and OB GYN) did not take seriously. I consider myself extremely blessed to be his patient and would recommend him to anyone. Literally the best doctor I’ve ever met, and I’ve met a lot. seriously." - Self-verified patient on February 3, 2020 via Vitals
"Dr. Chughtai has been awarded Top Urologist in New York certifications by MD rating organizations for a reason: his top priority is to satisfy his patients needs. For this goal, he is up to date on research and new technologies related to his specialities. No surprise here for a highly qualified professor at Weill Cornell. When I told him how skeptical I am of taking pills, and asked for other options, right away he gave me one that sounded so good that I just went for it." - Dario Z. via Google
"Dr. Chughtai is very responsive and compassionate. He calls me right back to answer my concerns. He is very attentive to my needs and offers solutions." - Laura. F via Google
"Dr. Chugtai is an outstanding urologist and tops in his field. He is extremely knowledgeable with a scientific mind. He communicates in a down to earth fashion and always has the total welfare of the patient in mind." - Paul C. via Healthgrades on May 11, 2018
"He spends a lot of time answering all of your questions, always returns a message to call back, has excellent bedside manner, young but extremely knowledgeable with a holistic approach. He evens walks you out of the office to the administrative staff at the end of you’re visit, need I say more about Dr. Chugtai." - Melissa on Jan 17, 2018 via Healthgrades
"Absolutely one of the best physicians I have ever known, and I've known quite a few. Technically, one of the smartest by a wide margin. I would trust this doctor with my life, not just my prostate. Bedside manner is important in this specialty especially if one's never been to a urologist before. Dr. Chughtai could not be any better in this department. He puts the patient at ease, conveys a sense of caring but always at the highest most professional level possible which itself is reassuring. A++" - Ed on Aug 23, 2017 via Healthgrades
"Dr. Chughtai is a compassionate highly skilled physician. He is sensitive to the emotional ramifications to urological health." - PH on Oct 08, 2016 via Healthgrades
"Very patient and kind doctor. He explained everything thoroghly, did not rush me nor alarm me unnecessarily and i left feeling confident in him." - Self-verified patient on April 8, 2016 via Vitals
- American Board of Urology
- American Board of Urology (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Associate Attending Urologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Associate Professor of Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine, 2005
- B.A., New York University, 2001
Insurance Plans Accepted
The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.
* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.
- AETNA - HMO
- AETNA - Medicare
- AETNA - PPO
- Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
- Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- * Affinity Access
- * Affinity Health Plan
- AgeWell New York
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
- * Fidelis Care
- Health First
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
- Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
- Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
- Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
- Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark
- United Empire
- United Healthcare
- United Healthcare - Medicare
- United Healthcare Compass
- VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
- VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
Locations and Appointments
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