Dr. Grafstein’s clinical practice focuses on reconstruction of the urinary tract, female urology and urinary incontinence. With expertise in both neurourological (spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, etc.) and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction, he has a particular interest in the treatment of male post-prostatectomy incontinence using innovative minimally invasivetechniques. One of a small number of urologists in the nation with advanced training in reconstruction of the adult male urethra (urethroplasty) for stricture disease or trauma, his surgical reconstructive practice also includes continent urinary diversions, vaginal and pelvic floor reconstruction for female pelvic organ prolapse and repair of genitourinary fistulae.Dr. Grafstein has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, scientific abstracts, instructional videos and textbook chapters and has been an invited lecturer at multiple academic institutions on topics including urinary incontinence, continent diversions and urethral reconstruction. His scientific work has beenrecognized with awards from the American College of Surgeons and the American Urological Association.
Dr. Grafstein is certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery; a relatively new specialty. He is the only urologist having this certification at Mount Sinai Hospital.
American Board of Urology
MD, S.U.N.Y Health Science Center - College of Medicine
Internship, General Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Fellowship, Reconstructive Urology
Duke University Hospital
Prospective Randomized Controlled Investigation of Prostate Artery Embolization with Embosphere Microspheres Compared to Transurethral Resection of the Prostate for the Treatment of Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
This is a Phase 3 multicenter prospective randomized study designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of treating patients with symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (also known as enlarged prostate) with Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) using Embosphere Microspheres ...
Hall M, Polland A, Weissbart S, Mock S, Grafstein N. Prognostic value of postoperative urinary retention after male sling insertion. The Canadian journal of urology 2014 Aug; 21(4).
Al-Agha OM, Khader SN, Cajigas A, Blank W, Grafstein N, Seymour AW. Fine needle aspiration of urethral recurrence of urothelial carcinoma after radical cystectomy presenting as a perineal mass: a case report. Acta cytologica; 52(1).
Yoo PB, Klein SM, Grafstein NH, Horvath EE, Amundsen CL, Webster GD, Grill WM. Pudendal nerve stimulation evokes reflex bladder contractions in persons with chronic spinal cord injury. Neurourology and urodynamics 2007; 26(7).
Grafstein NH, Combs AJ, Glassberg KI. Primary bladder neck dysfunction: an overlooked entity in children. Current urology reports 2005 Mar; 6(2).
Combs AJ, Grafstein N, Horowitz M, Glassberg KI. Primary bladder neck dysfunction in children and adolescents I: pelvic floor electromyography lag time--a new noninvasive method to screen for and monitor therapeutic response. The Journal of urology 2005 Jan; 173(1).
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