Ratings for Dr. Michael Stifelman
Michael Stifelman, MD who is Chair and Professor, Department of Urology at HUMC is by far the most thorough urologist in the country, going above and beyond established protocol. My first encounter as a patient with Dr Stifelman was 15 years ago at NYU where he performed a very successful robotic/laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (with minimal pain during recovery) after which it was established that my remaining solitary kidney had a potential problem and would have to be monitored by a strict protocol. After 6 years of successful follow up with Dr Stifelman I switched Urologists to one much closer to home, having selected an extremely qualified local Urologist who continued monitoring my condition and after many years gave me the all clear for my solitary kidney. Thereafter my local Urologist retired and I began my search for a new Urologist, during my research I discovered that Dr Stifelman had switched his affiliation from NYU to HUMC where I reconnected as his patient. Immediately Dr Stifelman established a new baseline for my solitary Kidney and the scans showed that all was well with a follow up to occur in one year. Dr Stifelman took a proactive approach by initiating the one-year follow up this past November. Arriving in the mail were prescriptions for the appropriate scans, after which it was discovered that the situation with my solitary kidney had changed in one year after 15 years of stability. Final result was that Dr Stifelman recently completed a very successful robotic/laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (again with minimal pain during recovery). Being back under the care of Dr Stifelman has been a total life changing experience, Michael is by far the best in class for kidney surgery and I find myself once again extremely fortunate to be under his care.
I have nothing good to say about my experience with Dr. Stifelman and his staff. The office is a factory devoid of any warmth. After surgery, I could not sit for 2 months. When I went for an office visit and wanted feedback on my condition, I was greeted with " see the wound Dr." I later called up the office as I was having pain which was affecting my walking. This was on aThursday and I begged for an appointment. They told me to come in THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY. I ended up in the emergency room that night with a severe bacterial infection and was in a rehab facility for 6 weeks, getting infusions 3 times a day. Is this the sign of a caring doctor? I would never recommend this facility to anyone.
Dr.Stifleman was highly recommended to us by an acquaintance. After seeing two other doctors , both offering different opinions about the course of action my husband should take to remove the tumor on his kidney, we knew within a very short time we had found the perfect doctor for my husband’s surgery. He took the the time to explicitly explain what the pre and post surgery would entail. He answered all our questions without losing patience when we asked the same ones over and over again so that we could feel reassured. He is a kind, caring, and compassionate doctor with exceptional skills- hence why there are so many 5 star ratings.
Dr . Stifleman was the first physician I interviewed for my prostatectomy. I thank god each day for his brilliant skill and god for sending me to him. 20 months out I am cancer free. There are no words to describe my gratefulness to him. You will not find a more competent caring individual. May god continue to bless him for all the people he will help.
After learning that I had a small mass on my kidney that was suggestive of renal carcinoma, I researched nephrologists in the metropolitan area. Dr. Stifelman was recommended by several doctors as being the best. When I met with Dr. Stifelman I was impressed with his warm demeanor. As he reviewed my scans he explained that my mass was located in a difficult position but he felt he could remove it doing a robot assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectectomy. That's exactly what I was hoping for and he did it successfully sparing a good portion of my kidney. I am grateful for Dr. Stifelman's outstanding surgical skills and impressed with his natural ability to relate to his patients in a calm and comforting manner. I was fortunate in that my renal mass was benign but we couldn't discern that without excision. The referring doctors were right-- Dr. Stifelman is simply THE BEST !!! Ann Friedman Riverside, CT at my
3 weeks ago Dr. Stifelman performed Robotic Pyeloplasty surgery on my daughter. All went very well and she is recovering now. Dr. Stifelman is brilliant surgeon, knows exactly what needs to be done. Very important is that he was always available via e-mails to answer any questions/concerns. Amazing Doctor!
Dr Stifelman recently performed a robotic Pyleplasty on me at Hackensack University Medical Center for a UPJ obstruction. Dr Stifelman is the absolute best. Brilliant, patient, great beside manner and nice! He visited me the day after surgery and was accessible whenever i needed him. He saved my kidney. I highly recommend him and already have to friends and family!
Dr. Stifelman performed two robotic assisted surgeries on me this year (2016). Within one and one-half weeks I was back to work. It is my understanding that he has performed over two-thousand of such surgeries. The bonus is he has an easy-going and relaxed personality which makes for a productive patient-doctor exchange.
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- Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University (Grad. 1993)
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