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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Janusz Plawner is a Board Certified Urologist since 1987. He trained at New York University, Urology Department. He is on Staff of Lenox Hill Hospital since 1985.
  • His extensive clinical and surgical experience is unique in that he is able to offer a broad spectrum of services to all patients under all circumstances. He mastered the newest, state of the art technologies such as robotic surgery, endoscopy procedure and laser techniques. He is applying them to his patients on a daily basis and thanks to his vast surgical experience he is able to service patients where the newest technologies do not apply or have severe limitations.
  • Dr. Plawner developed a special interest in treatment of Prostate Cancer. He offers to his cancer patients a treatment that is benefiting the patient the best. He performs Robotic Radical Prostatectomies, when indicated, offers radioactive seed implant or radiation to those who would not benefit from surgery or whose poor health puts them to unnecessary risk for surviving surgery. Patients who cannot undergo Robotic Surgery (extensive scarring after multiple abdominal surgeries) are offered a Radical Perineal Prostatectomy that is also considered a minimally invasive intervention with similar results to Robotic Radical Prostatectomy.
  • Other Urological cancers: kidney, bladder and testis are treated in Dr. Plawner’s practice. He applies his vast experience in Urooncology from his training at NYU and Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center.
  • A special point in his practice is the ability to offer continent diversions to patients undergoing surgical removal of their urinary bladders for cancer. These patients do not need to wear external urostomy appliances. Treatment of urinary stones is a frequent event in Dr. Plawner’s practice.

Education

  • Medical School - Medical University of Silesia, School of Medicine in Katowice
  • Cabrini Medical Center (Internship)
  • New York University (Residency)
  • Beth Israel Medical Center (Residency)
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Residency)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Awards and Publications

  • MEDICUS, Polish-American Medical Association, President

Professional Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • American Urological Association, New York State Section
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • New York County Medical Society

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish