The Department of Urology diagnoses and treats all problems involving the male and female urinary tracts , as well as the male reproductive organs in both adults and pediatric patients. We provide care throughout the life cycle, from newborns to the elderly.
All types of genitourinary cancer as well as nonmalignant tumors of the urinary tract and male reproductive system are evaluated and treated—prostate, bladder, kidneys and testes. Our team provides highly skilled diagnostic and treatment service for patients of all ages who have voiding dysfunctions. We diagnosis and treat urinary calculus, and we utilize state-of-the-art equipment to treat stone  disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)  and other illnesses.
Since the 1940s, urology at The Brooklyn Hospital has been an independent department. It was established by Dr. Frank Ham who, at that era, was one of America 's foremost urologists. Dr. Ham was author of a well-regarded urological surgery textbook and was famous for mastering the art of the TURP for BPH and refining the technique of the perineal prostatectomy for prostate cancer. He was succeeded by another urologist with a national reputation, Dr. Keith Waterhouse, who later became the chairman at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Aizid Hashmat became chairman of the department of Urology in 1989 and under his leadership the department has expanded to include 5 full-time Urologists and 3 voluntary urologists who together provide the full range of urological services. Currently Department of Urology is under the leadership of Dr. Dhanan Etwaru who has been guiding it into the 21st century.ShareThis 
Our staff consists of 5 full time physicians, 2 voluntary physicians, 1 hospital based provider, 1 chief resident from the SUNY-downstate medical center. We provide a diverse scope of services and each faculty maintains their own interest and subspecialties including laparoscopy and oncology, female urology, pediatrics, infertility, and erectile dysfunction.
Our attendings are clinical faculty at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center and we maintain an active interest in research. Our staff has published a textbook on penile disorders and together we have over 100 publications and presented abstracts in leading journals and international conferences.
We treat the more new patients with cancer than any other service at The Brooklyn Hospital. Last year we performed over 300 major cases, 1700 minor procedures. In our office and clinic we managed over 8500 patients last year. We currently utilize state of the art equipment to treat stone disease and also use the laser for treatment of BPH.
Our attendings meet on a regular basis for academic conferences and to determine how we can improve service to our patients and sit on multiple committees in the hospital to oversee positive changes to the hospital. In short, we have combined experience and forward thinking to establish our position as one of the leading providers of urological health care in New York.ShareThis