- SENIOR FACULTY | Urology
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- New Office 212-772-3900212-772-3900
Dr. Blaivas is an internationally renowned urologist with over thirty years of clinical experience. He is Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a preeminent surgeon, academician, educator, writer and editor with an impeccable reputation for honesty and compassion. His clinical expertise ranges from office management of routine lower urinary tract symptoms in men and women to the most complicated and difficult surgical problems. Known as a “doctor’s doctor,” he is considered the “doctor of last resort” by patients and doctors alike when they experience multiple failed treatments.
In addition to a widely acclaimed expertise in routine urologic conditions such as prostate problems in men, pelvic organ prolapse (dropped bladder) in women and incontinence in both sexes, Dr. Blaivas was one of the originators of urodynamics and pioneered many of the current surgical procedures to correct stress incontinence, urinary fistulas, urethral diverticulum, overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder. He is one of the few surgeons who routinely performs reconstructive surgery for prolapse and incontinence without the use of mesh and has a vast experience treating vaginal mesh complications.
He has a particular interest and expertise in complex urologic problems – complications of radiation and prostate surgery, failed incontinence surgery, failed prolapse surgery and has published some of the largest series in the world on urethral reconstruction in women, autologous fascial slings, bladder neck obstruction in women, vesicovaginal fistulas after mesh slings and reduction cystoplasty.
Widely acknowledged as a thought leader and someone who thinks outside the box, Dr. Blaivas has chaired and/or been a member of numerous guideline and standardization committees on stress incontinence in women, BPH in men, nocturia and lower urinary tract terminology.
He is former President of the Urodynamics Society and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal from the New York Academy of Medicine, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, the Victor A. Politano Award from the American Urological Association, the F. Brantley Scott M.D. Award from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, the J. Marion Sims Award from the American Uro-Gynecologic Society and the Paul Zimskind Award from the Urodynamic Society.
In addition, Dr. Blaivas has consistently been listed in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctors: New York from the publications’ inception in 1992 to the present.
Dr. Blaivas is the Founder of the major scientific journal Neurourology & Urodynamics and was Editor-in-Chief from 1982-2006. He has been on the editorial boards of numerous peer review journals and is the author of over 400 peer review scientific articles, book chapters and reviews and has edited seven books. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Society of Pelvic Surgeons, American Urological Association, American College of Surgeons, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, American Urogynecologic Society, and the International Continence Society.
Dr. Blaivas founded the not-for-profit organization, the Institute for Bladder and Prostate Research, which is dedicated to research relating to the lower urinary tract and female genital tract. In addition, he is the author of a book for the lay public on bladder and prostate conditions entitled, Conquering Bladder and Prostate Problems; an Authoritative Guide for Men and Women.
American Board of Urology
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Bladder Cancer
- Lower urinary tract symptoms
- Neurogenic Bladder
- Penile Prosthesis Insertion
- Photoselective vaporization of the prostate for BPH
- Radical Cystectomy
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Urethral Suspension
- Urethral Suspension-Sling Procedure
- Urethral stricture surgery
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Urinary urgency
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Internship, General Surgery
Boston City Hospital
Residency, General Surgery
Boston City Hospital
Tufts University School of Medicine
Ferdinand C. Valentine Award
NY Academy Of Medicine
Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Rexonstruction
Honored as one of the four founding fathers of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction
Victor A. Politano Award
American Urological Association
Jerry G, Blaivas Honorary Lectureship
Society of Urodynamics and Female urology
Honorary lectureship established
Continence Care Champion
National Association of Continence
AUA Visiting Professor Award
George F. Slotkin Lectureship
AUA- Northeastern Section
Brantley Scott MD Award
American Foundation for Urologic disease
Lifetime Achieivement Award
Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology
Forde JC, Davila JL, Marks BK, Epstein M, Tsui JF, Weiss JP, Blaivas JG. Urogynecological conditions associated with overactive bladder symptoms in women. Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada; 11(3-4).
Purohit RS, Golan R, Copeli F, Weinberger J, Benedon M, Mekel G, Blaivas JG. Natural History of Low-stage Urethral Strictures. Urology 2017 Oct; 108.
Epstein M, Blaivas J, Wein AJ, Weiss JP. Nocturia treatment outcomes: Analysis of contributory frequency volume chart parameters. Neurourology and urodynamics 2017 Mar;.
Blaivas JG, Forde JC, Davila JL, Policastro L, Tyler M, Aizen J, Badri A, Purohit RS, Weiss JP. Surgical treatment of detrusor underactivity: a short term proof of concept study. International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology; 43(3).
Osterberg EC, Schulster M, Blaivas JG, Maganty A, Lee DJ, Purohit RS. Urethroplasty Improves Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Men With Anterior Urethral Strictures. Urology 2016 Jul; 93.
Blaivas JG, Tsui JF, Mekel G, Benedon MS, Li B, Friedman FM, Weinberger JM, Weedon J, Weiss JP. Validation of the lower urinary tract symptom score. The Canadian journal of urology 2015 Oct; 22(5).
Blaivas JG. Synthetic Sling for Index Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence: Not the Correct Choice. The Journal of urology 2015 Jul; 194(1).
Nassau D, Avulova S, Friedman FM, Weiss JP, Blaivas JG. Prediction of nocturia severity in men: nocturnal urine overproduction vs race or metabolic risk factors. JAMA surgery 2015 Feb; 150(2).
Avulova S, Blanker MH, van Doorn B, Weiss JP, Bosch JL, Tsui JF, Khusid JA, Golombos D, Blaivas JG. Determinants of nocturia severity in men, derived from frequency-volume charts. Scandinavian journal of urology 2015 Apr; 49(2).
Blaivas JG, Tsui JF, Amirian M, Ranasinghe B, Weiss JP, Haukka J, Tikkinen KA. Relationship between voided volume and the urge to void among patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. Scandinavian journal of urology 2014 Dec; 48(6).
Badri AV, Purohit RS, Skenazy J, Weiss JP, Blaivas JG. A review of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease. Current urology reports 2014 Sep; 15(9).
Blaivas JG, Mekel G. Management of urinary fistulas due to midurethral sling surgery. The Journal of urology 2014 Oct; 192(4).
Thorner DA, Blaivas JG, Tsui JF, Kashan MY, Weinberger JM, Weiss JP. Outcomes of reduction cystoplasty in men with impaired detrusor contractility. Urology 2014 Apr; 83(4).
Nordling J, Blaivas JG. Should urinary diversion for bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis include cystectomy? No. The Journal of urology 2014 Feb; 191(2).
Tsui JF, Weinberger JM, Kashan M, Weiss JP, Robinson BD, Blaivas JG. Bladder lipoma. The Journal of urology 2013 Oct; 190(4).
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