NewYork-Presbyterian LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery

Clinical Services: Urology
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Upper East Side
525 East 68th Street, Starr 946
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-9600

The NewYork-Presbyterian LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery, in conjunction with Weill Cornell Medicine, is home to a partnership between the most technologically-advanced surgical robots available in New York City and the most experienced and dedicated surgical team based in the #1 hospital in NYC 17 years running. The Center is led by the internationally renowned surgeon, Dr. Jim C. Hu.

Our patient approach is on a dedicated and individual basis. Our clinical staff will provide a clear and compassionate guide for all possible treatment paths, and work to find the most minimally invasive options available for each patient.

We meet many of our patients across the tri-state area and beyond when they have been recently diagnosed with a complex urologic condition. Many of our patients will come to us scared and worried of what is to come. We provide un-paralleled support and follow-up care to ensure that our patients are safe and satisfied from the beginning to the end of their clinical care.

The state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technology offered at NewYork-Presbyterian LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery enable Weill Cornell Medicine physicians and patients to communicate about their condition with ease. Our procedure room includes a high definition monitor that allows patients undergoing prostate biopsies to visualize the MRI regions of interest fused to the prostate ultrasound image, as the physician does. Patient education of any risks and outcomes is key. We are proud to embrace robotically assisted and minimally invasive surgical practices that minimize the recovery time and post-op complications associated with traditional surgeries.


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What Our Patients Are Saying

Roni Nadav
Talking about Ardavan Akhavan, M.D.

"I can't say enough great things about Dr. Akhavan. He demonstrated patience and kindness throughout our time together. He answered all questions and concerns immediately which gave me clarity during our process. Best urologist."

Jul 05, 2019
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Bob Goldberg

"Doctor McClure is the best - a knowledgeable, expert in his field, personable, proactive - can’t speak more highly of him and his ability to communicate in a non-complicated and compassionate way"

Jan 29, 2019
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Carla Young
Talking about Ardavan Akhavan, M.D.

"Dr. Akhavan is the absolute best. My son was born with a serious kidney problem and had many surgeries over the years. After some years he had a set back and after meeting Dr. Akhavan we found out his kidney was much worse then we had known. After a 7 hour surgery, the doctor was able to take care of it and my son was able to start college on time and is doing well thanks to Dr. Akhavan."

Nov 02, 2018
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