Cancer - Oncology

Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer

If you or a loved one has prostate cancer, you want the very best care. Mount Sinai’s Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer offers the latest approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Our team of experts includes urologic, radiation, and medical oncologists, as well as impotence specialists, pathologists, radiologists, and oncology nurses. All of our staff have extensive training and experience. And we work to develop a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan. We are here for you.

Why Mount Sinai

The Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer provides the most up-to-date diagnosis, treatment, and management of prostate cancer. Our facilities are state-of-the-art. We are part of a full-service health system, which means we can easily provide any referrals you may need. Our doctors and researchers are known for innovation in current and emerging treatments. Our surgeons have special expertise in open, laparoscopic, and robotic prostate surgery

We provide all treatment approaches for prostate cancer. This includes focal therapy, which targets specific cancer cells. We collaborate with The Tisch Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, to offer new therapies through clinical trials.

In addition, we use the latest in radiation treatment. We are one of the premier centers for brachytherapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Mount Sinai helped develop brachytherapy. Both of these techniques are high-precision radiation treatments that direct radiation to cancer tissues while protecting normal tissue. 

The Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer is under the leadership of Ash Tewari, MBBS, MCh, a renowned urological surgeon. Dr. Tewari has developed new techniques for prostate cancer treatment and robot-assisted prostate cancer surgery. He pioneered techniques for robotic prostatectomy (surgery that removes all or part of the prostate) to reduce damage to the nerves responsible for getting and maintaining an erection. Dr. Tewari also developed a surgical procedure that helps you regain the ability to control your urine flow. This is called the total reconstruction technique. Dr. Tewari was the first to perform a robotic prostatectomy that avoids a urethral catheter to reduce your pain and discomfort after surgery.

The Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer provides services at several locations in the Mount Sinai Health System. We also treat prostate cancer at our sport-themed center sponsored by Man Cave Health at 625 Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan.