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Ahmed Ghazi, M.D., M.Sc.

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Appointment: (585) 424-6490

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Cancer, Surgery, Urology

Biography

I am a believer of new modalities, such as robotic technology and other minimally invasive techniques, that provide the most recent and efficient treatment options for my patients. Rapid recovery is one of my main concerns – and I feel that personalized patient care is fundamental in the management and convalescence of my patients.

Since I have always believed that a well-informed patient is the best patient, I educate my patients on the benefits, risks and potential consequences of their procedure. I also collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide the best possible care.

Training under the supervision of various pioneers in the field of minimally invasive urology has widened my scope of practice, especially in dealing with difficult cases. I peruse clinical research and stay up to date with innovative techniques that are proven to improve patient outcomes.

Conditions I Treat

- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Ureteral cancer
- Kidney cancer

Professional Background

Dr Ghazi received his MD degree from Cairo University in Egypt in 2000, where he also completed his surgery training and Urology residency 2001-2005. After serving as Faculty for 2 years at the University Hospitals, he started a series of worldwide fellowships in state of the art minimal invasive Urological surgery. He completed a laparoscopic fellowship in Paris, France in 2008 under the supervision of Professor Claude Abbou MD (one of the modern founders and prominent laparoscopic surgeons, who revolutionized the laparoscopic technique for extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for treatment of prostate cancer). He then completed a second laparoscopic fellowship in Austria in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Gunter Janetschek MD who specialized in the laparoscopic approach for selective removal of kidney tumors, leaving the remaining kidney intact and functioning. He also introduced the laparoscopic approach for retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in the treatment of testicular cancer evading a large midline incision. During his stay in Europe he received the European Board of Urology. He completed his training at the University of Rochester, New York with a 2 year fellowship in the robotic treatment of various urologic cancers. He joined the staff at the Urology department, University of Rochester in 2012. Dr. Ghazi specializes in the diagnosis and minimal invasive treatment of cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testicle, and other genitourinary organs as well as minimal invasive treatment of various stones of the urinary tract.

Credentials

Education

2000
MB Bchir | Ain Shams University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

05/25/2010 - 06/30/2012
Fellowship in Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

07/01/2008 - 05/14/2009
Fellowship in at Krankenhaus Der Elisabethinen, Linz

02/01/2008 - 04/30/2008
Fellowship in at Hopital Hendri Mondor

01/29/2006 - 7/1/2008
Fellowship in at Ain Shams University

04/17/2002 - 04/16/2005
Residency in Urology at Ain Shams University

03/1/2001 - 02/28/2002
Internship in at Ain Shams University

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Awards

2015
George W. Corner Deans Teaching fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

2012
Resident Educator of the Year
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Urology
Location: Rochester, New York

Clinical Trials

4-aminopyridine Treatment for Nerve Injury Resulting From Radical Retro-Pubic Prostatectomy

Lead Researcher: Ahmed Ghazi

To evaluate the role of 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) on the course of recovery after peripheral nerve traction and/or crush injury. This study aims to test the hypothesis that 4-aminopyridine speeds the often slow and unpredictable recovery after peripheral nerve traction and/or crush injuries.

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/5/2021
Saba P, Melnyk R, Holler T, Oppenheimer D, Schuler N, Tabayoyong W, Bloom J, Bandari J, Frye T, Joseph J, Weinberg E, Hollenberg G, Ghazi A. "Comparison of Multi-Parametric MRI of the Prostate to 3D Prostate Computer Aided Designs and 3D-Printed Prostate Models for Pre-Operative Planning of Radical Prostatectomies: A Pilot Study." Urology.. 2021 Sep 5; Epub 2021 Sep 05.

9/3/2021
Costello DM, Huntington I, Burke G, Farrugia B, O'Connor AJ, Costello AJ, Thomas BC, Dundee P, Ghazi A, Corcoran N. "A review of simulation training and new 3D computer-generated synthetic organs for robotic surgery education." Journal of robotic surgery.. 2021 Sep 3; Epub 2021 Sep 03.

8/14/2021
Melnyk R, Oppenheimer D, Ghazi AE. "How specific are patient-specific simulations? Analyzing the accuracy of 3D-printing and modeling to create patient-specific rehearsals for complex urological procedures." World journal of urology.. 2021 Aug 14; Epub 2021 Aug 14.

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: The Extraperitoneal Approach
Book Title: Robotic Urologic Surgery (2nd Edition)
Author List: Jean Joseph & Ahmed Ghazi
Edited By: Vipul R Patel
Published By: Springer 2012 in New York

2011
Chapter Title: Anatomical aspects of extra and retroperitoneal space
Book Title: Retroperitoneal Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
Author List: Ahmed Ghazi & Jean Joseph
Published By: Springer 2011

2011
Chapter Title: Upper Tract Retroperitoneal Access Techniques
Book Title: Retroperitoneal Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
Author List: Ahmed Ghazi & Jean Joseph
Published By: Springer 2011

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