Bladder Cancer Care

Mount Sinai’s Center of Excellence for Bladder Care provides advanced, multidisciplinary, and personalized care to patients with all types of bladder cancer. Our highly skilled staff work under the leadership of Peter Wiklund, MD, PhD, and Matthew Galsky, MD. Dr. Wiklund, Clinical Director of Bladder Cancer, pioneered robotic bladder removal and urinary diversion. We are the major center for this minimally invasive procedure in New York City and have performed more than 500 surgeries. Dr. Galsky conducts immunotherapy research and has developed an effective approach for treating invasive bladder cancer without surgical removal of the bladder. His research has transformed care for patients with aggressive bladder cancer.

Every year, more than 80,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer. It is one of the most common cancers in people over age 55. When diagnosed early, bladder cancer is highly treatable. When diagnosed at more advanced stages, it requires multidisciplinary care from a team of experts to achieve the best outcomes.

At The Mount Sinai Hospital, our team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and clinical researchers are specially trained to diagnose and treat bladder cancer at all stages.

Please call 212-241-4812 to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online.

Our Services

Bladder cancer often requires a multifaceted approach. At the Center for Excellence for Bladder Cancer, we use a variety of methods to treat our patients:

  • Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy: Chemotherapy can shrink tumors before surgery. Sometimes we also administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy directly to the bladder during surgery.
  • Surgery: We are world leaders in robot-assisted surgery which results in less pain, minimal blood loss, and a quick recovery including a shorter hospital stay.
  • Radiation Treatment: Radiation can be used on its own or along with other treatments to shrink tumors.

Our team will explain your condition and treatment, answer any questions you may have, and provide the best possible care for you and your loved ones.