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Shlomi Tapiero, M.D.

Shlomi Tapiero, M.D.

Urology , Surgery

4.7 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
Accepting New Patients


Appointment (585) 275-2838



699 South Main Street, Suite 6
Canandaigua, NY 14424


293 West North Street
Geneva, NY 14456


601 Elmwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me


English, Hebrew

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology - Department of Urology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Endourology/Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of California-Irvine Medical Center. 2018 - 2020

Residency, Urology, Rabin Medical Center. 2012 - 2018

Internship, Internal Medicine, Rabin Medical Center. 2011 - 2012


MD | Semmelweis University (Hungary). 2010


Journal Articles

Retrograde intrarenal surgery for lower pole stones utilizing stone displacement technique yields excellent results.

Golomb D, Goldberg H, Tapiero S, Stabholz Y, Lotan P, Darawsha AE, Holland R, Ehrlich Y, Lifshitz D

Asian journal of urology.. 2023 January 10 (1):58-63. Epub 09/10/2021.

Porcine Bladder Replacement with a Bilayer Silk Fibroin Enhanced Prosthetic Reservoir: A Feasibility Study.

Jiang P, Ali SN, Arada RB, Peta A, Brevik A, Ayad M, Shin A, Morgan K, Larson K, Larson E, Gundogdu G, Tapiero S, Farzaneh T, Patel RM, Mauney J, Landman J, Clayman R

Journal of endourology. 2022 October 27 Epub 10/27/2022.

Beyond Efficiency: Surface Electromyography Enables Further Insights into the Surgical Movements of Urologists.

Soangra R, Jiang P, Haik D, Xu P, Brevik A, Peta A, Tapiero S, Landman J, John EB, Clayman R

Journal of endourology. 2022 June 20 Epub 06/20/2022.

Multidisciplinary Approach and Outcomes of Pretreatment Small (cT1a) Renal Mass Biopsy: Single-Center Experience.

Jiang P, Arada RB, Okhunov Z, Afyouni AS, Peta A, Brevik A, Xie L, Ayad M, Xu P, Morgan K, Tapiero S, Patel RM, Nelson KJ, Lee JG, Clayman R, Landman J

Journal of endourology. 2022 January 12 Epub 01/12/2022.

Endoscopic Guided Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.

Karani R, Arada RB, Okhunov Z, Tapiero S, Landman J, Clayman RV

Journal of endourology. 2021 September 35 (S2):S62-S67. Epub 1900 01 01.

Office-Based Renal Tumor Biopsy: a Paradigm Change in the Management of a Small Renal Mass?

Patel RM, Okhunov Z, Jiang P, Tapiero S, Landman J

Current urology reports.. 2021 August 622 (9):43. Epub 08/06/2021.

Can preoperative renal mass biopsy change clinical practice and reduce surgical intervention for small renal masses?

Okhunov Z, Gorin MA, Jefferson FA, Afyouni AS, Allaf ME, Pierorazio PM, Patel RM, Huynh LM, Tapiero S, Osann K, Kavoussi LR, Clayman RV, Landman J

Urologic oncology.. 2021 August 4 Epub 08/04/2021.

Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Surgical Skills of Urology Resident Applicants: Four-Year Experience.

Karani R, Tapiero S, Jefferson FA, Vernez S, Xie L, Larson KN, Osann K, Okhunov Z, Patel RM, Landman J, Clayman RV, Stephany HA

Journal of surgical education.. 2021 June 16 Epub 06/16/2021.

Reply by Authors.

Tapiero S, Kaler KS, Jiang P, Lu S, Cottone C, Patel RM, Okhunov Z, Klopfer MJ, Landman J, Clayman RV

The Journal of urology.. 2021 May 7 :101097JU000000000000171903. Epub 05/07/2021.

Determining the Safety Threshold for the Passage of a Ureteral Access Sheath in Clinical Practice Using a Purpose-Built Force Sensor.

Tapiero S, Kaler KS, Jiang P, Lu S, Cottone C, Patel RM, Okhunov Z, Klopfer MJ, Landman J, Clayman RV

The Journal of urology.. 2021 March 29 :101097JU0000000000001719. Epub 03/29/2021.

Comparison of Conventional and Triple Bolus Computed Tomography Urography Protocols for Radiation Dose Reduction in Hematuria Evaluation: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Karani R, Sung JM, Xie L, Arada RB, Jefferson FA, Parkhomenko E, Lama DJ, Lee S, Houshyar R, Lall C, Okhunov Z, Jiang P, Tapiero S, Patel RM, Clayman RV, Landman J

The Journal of urology.. 2021 February 19 :101097JU0000000000001603. Epub 02/19/2021.

The impact of the number of lifetime stone events on quality of life: results from the North American Stone Quality of Life Consortium.

Tapiero S, Limfuco L, Bechis SK, Sur RL, Penniston KL, Nakada SY, Antonelli JA, Streeper NM, Sivalingam S, Viprakasit DP, Averch TD, Okhunov Z, Patel RM, Chi T, Pais VM, Chew BH, Bird VG, Andonian S, Bhojani N, Canvasser NE, Landman J

Urolithiasis.. 2021 January 6 Epub 01/06/2021.

Analysis of Ureteral Diameter and Peristalsis in Response to Irrigant Fluid Temperature Changes in an in vivo Porcine Model.

Patel RM, Jiang P, Karani R, Phillips T, Arada RB, Xie L, Said H, Tapiero S, Landman J, Farzaneh T, Venkatesh RJ, Clayman RV

Journal of endourology. 2020 December 30 Epub 12/30/2020.

Metabolic diagnoses of recurrent stone formers: temporal, geographic and gender differences.

Huynh LM, Dianatnejad S, Tofani S, Carrillo Ceja R, Liang K, Tapiero S, Jiang P, Youssef RF

Scandinavian journal of urology.. 2020 November 13 :1-7. Epub 11/13/2020.

Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment Prior to Laparoscopic Nephrectomy for Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis Improves Postoperative Outcomes: Results from a Multicenter Study.

Xie L, Tapiero S, Flores AR, Armas-Phan M, Limfueco L, Karani R, Jiang P, Cobb KD, Sur RL, Chi T, Landman J, Kaler KS, Clayman RV

The Journal of urology.. 2020 October 20 :101097JU0000000000001429. Epub 10/20/2020.

Smartphone technology and its applications in urology: a review of the literature.

Tapiero S, Yoon R, Jefferson F, Sung J, Limfueco L, Cottone C, Lu S, Patel RM, Landman J, Clayman RV

World journal of urology.. 2020 October 38 (10):2393-2410. Epub 10/09/2019.

Evaluation of Interactive Virtual Reality as a Preoperative Aid in Localizing Renal Tumors.

Tapiero S, Karani R, Limfueco L, Xie L, Jefferson FA, Reinwart C, Okhunov Z, Clayman RV, Landman J

Journal of endourology. 2020 July 29 Epub 07/29/2020.

Ureteroscopic Doppler Ultrasonography: Mapping Renal Blood Flow from Within the Collecting System.

Patel RM, Limfueco L, Tapiero S, O'Leary M, Cooper V, Parkhomenko E, Kaler KS, Okhunov Z, Regan D, Landman J, Clayman RV

Journal of endourology. 2020 June 34 (6):687-691. Epub 04/28/2020.

Evaluation of a Diuresis Enhanced Non-Contrast Computed Tomography for Kidney Stones Protocol to Maximize Collecting System Distention.

Sung JM, Jefferson FA, Tapiero S, Patel RM, Owyong M, Xie L, Karani R, Ghamarian P, Lall C, Clayman RV, Landman J

Journal of endourology. 2020 March 34 (3):255-261. Epub 03/03/2020.

Prospective Randomized Comparison of Standard Hand Pump Infuser Irrigation an Automated Irrigation Pump During Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy and Ureteroscopy: Assessment of Operating Room Efficiency and Surgeon Satisfaction.

Jefferson FA, Sung JM, Limfueco L, Lu S, Cottone CM, Tapiero S, Patel RM, Clayman RV, Landman J

Journal of endourology. 2020 February 34 (2):156-162. Epub 11/20/2019.

Stone Culture Positive in Analysis of Calcium-Based Stones: A Case Report.

Karani R, Imani G, Tapiero S, Clayman RV

Journal of endourology case reports.. 2020 6 (4):396-398. Epub 12/29/2020.

Endockscope: A Disruptive Endoscopic Technology.

Lu S, Cottone CM, Yoon R, Jefferson FA, Sung JM, Okhunov Z, Tapiero S, Patel RM, Landman J, Clayman RV

Journal of endourology. 2019 November 33 (11):960-965. Epub 07/17/2019.

A Technique to Flush Out Stone Fragments Through a Ureteral Access Sheath During Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery.

Tapiero S, Ghamarian P, Clayman R

Journal of endourology case reports.. 2019 5 (4):161-163. Epub 12/02/2019.

Diagnostic Needle Biopsies in Renal Masses: Patient and Physician Perspectives.

Golan S, Lotan P, Tapiero S, Baniel J, Nadu A, Yossepowitch O

European urology focus.. 2018 September 4 (5):749-753. Epub 11/23/2016.

Patient Compliance With Maintenance Intravesical Therapy for Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer.

Tapiero S, Helfand A, Kedar D, Yossepowitch O, Nadu A, Baniel J, Lifshitz D, Margel D

Urology.. 2018 August 118 :107-113. Epub 05/21/2018.

Author Reply.

Tapiero S, Helfand A, Kedar D, Yossepowitch O, Nadu A, Baniel J, Lifshitz D, Margel D

Urology.. 2018 August 118 :112-113. Epub 06/06/2018.

The "old" 15 mm renal stone size limit for RIRS remains a clinically significant threshold size.

Goldberg H, Golomb D, Shtabholtz Y, Tapiero S, Creiderman G, Shariv A, Baniel J, Lifhshitz D

World journal of urology.. 2017 December 35 (12):1947-1954. Epub 07/29/2017.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.7 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars


Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Taperio is an excellent problem solver

Dec 15, 2023

3.0 stars

I came to this provider due to an accidental injury that I received during a previous surgery that he had nothing to do with. He was basically kind enough to take over my care when I needed a specialist. [...] He did recommend another procedure that did help me, and put me in contact with yet another specialist who hopefully will be able to fix my problem.

Nov 24, 2023

5.0 stars

He did a good job explaining the benefits of one procedure instead of the other. Explaining the good & bad of them.

Oct 24, 2023

5.0 stars

Friendly, knowledgeable and professional

Jun 03, 2023

4.6 stars

I was pleased with the providers plans going forward.

May 17, 2023

5.0 stars


May 06, 2023

5.0 stars

Great provider experience

Apr 20, 2023

5.0 stars

Shlomi is helpful and understanding.

Mar 10, 2023

5.0 stars

Simply the best!

Feb 16, 2023


All good

Feb 07, 2023


After years of considering having this procedure done, I could not be happier with my doctor and his performance throughout the process -- from consultation, and throughout pre-procedure testing, the actual procedure, and post-op follow-up and care.

Feb 04, 2023


Provider competent, a good listener and offered requested advice.

Jan 29, 2023


Excellent Doctor -Dr. S Tapiero (He really cares about his patients!}

Jan 15, 2023


Did not listen to my concerns. Did not order further tests. Did not explain treatment options.

Jan 10, 2023


He could be more personable.

Dec 16, 2022


Didn't talk about future treatments or potential outcomes. Just continued testing. I don't know where my condition is headed.

Nov 10, 2022


Very attentive & professional.

Oct 26, 2022


Doctor Tapiero is outstanding.

Aug 12, 2022


Never examined me. Told me to try a medication and come back in 6 weeks. Had never met me before

Aug 12, 2022



Aug 07, 2022


Didn't see dr. until 10 minutes prior to surgery and sent home to take catheter out myself.

Aug 02, 2022


I was in extreme pain during , before and after the visit! Nothing was given to alleviate the pain!

Jul 15, 2022


One of the best physicians I've had contact with.

May 20, 2022


Excellent doctor!

Mar 29, 2022


Awesome Doctor!

Mar 12, 2022


Very good discussion of my condition and possible options to correction

Feb 21, 2022


Dr Tapiero designed a comprehensive care plan that didn't make me feel like my health was a business. I trust him.

Feb 17, 2022