Adult Urology Clinic

At Upstate's Urology Program, we understand how difficult it is for a patient to feel pain or discomfort  - and the stress a patient may experience from not knowing the cause.  The signs and symptoms of urologic issues can vary.  If something is bothering you, we urge you to make an appointment to see us right away.

Our urologists treat children, men and women in a wide range of subspecialties, from general urology to more specialized issues such as male and female incontinence, infertility, kidney stones, reconstructive surgery, robotic and laparoscopic surgery, treatment of stone disease, and numerous cancer treatments. Upstate Urology offers fellowship-trained specialists in almost every urologic discipline.
We also offer the "academic difference." Upstate Urology's physicians are part of Upstate Medical University, where fellowship-trained physicians are committed to researching and advancing their disciplines, bringing insights gained in the laboratory to the bedside, and using their clinical practice to enrich research. For patients, it’s a win-win situation. These physicians understand the diagnostic and treatment options they have to offer because they have been involved in the development, testing or refinement of many of these techniques. Patients discuss the outlook and choices available with scientist-physicians who possess in-depth knowledge about sensitive and complicated issues.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any type of urologic issue, call us today.

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Adult Urology Clinic
Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
Map & directions
Suite N
550 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315 464-1500
Fax: 315 464-6117
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Upstate Urology at Community
Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus
Map & directions
4900 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
Phone: 315 492-3700
Fax: 315 492-3596
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Providers

Gennady Bratslavsky, MD
Gennady Bratslavsky, MD
315 464-4473

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2007, Urologic Oncology
  • Residency: Albany Medical Center Hospital, 2005, Urologic Surgery
  • MD: Albany Medical College, NY, 2000

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology; Urologic Oncology; Advanced Prostate Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Prostate Cancer; more

Research Interests

  • Basic, clinical, and translational prostate, bladder, and kidney research.   

Education Interests

  • Resident and student mentoring in basic and clinical research

Clinical Interests

  • Outcome evaluations of minimally invasive robot-assisted and laparoscopic prostate and kidney surgery

Associations/Memberships

  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Onondaga County Medical Society

Timothy Byler, MD
Timothy Byler, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2014, Urology
  • MD: Rutgers University, 2008, Urology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Advanced Prostate Cancer; Enuresis (Night or Day); Erectile Dysfunction; Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones); Pelvic Trauma; Prostate Cancer; more

Research Interests

  • Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones

Education Interests

  • Proctoring Residents & Students in Urology

Clinical Interests

  • BPH, Kidney Stones, Bladder Cancer

Associations/Memberships

  • American Urological Association (AUA)

Christine Feliu, NP
Christine Feliu, NP
315 464-1800

Education & Fellowships

  • Additional Training: University of Rochester, 2004, RNFA

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology; Bladder Cancer; Bladder Infection; Kidney Cancer; Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones); Pelvic Trauma; more

Natasha Ginzburg, MD
Natasha Ginzburg, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Residency: Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2013
  • MD: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery; Urology; Cystocele; Pelvic Floor Disorders; Pelvic Trauma; Rectocele; more

Rakesh Khanna, MD
Rakesh Khanna, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, 2011, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Fellow
  • Fellowship: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 2009, Endourology Fellow
  • Residency: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 2008, Urology
  • Internship: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 2003

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology; Urologic Oncology; Adrenal Gland Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Prostate Cancer; more

Zahi N Makhuli, MD
Zahi N Makhuli, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1966
  • Residency: St. Raphaels Hospital, 1963
  • MD: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1960

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology

Research Interests

  • General urology; male infertility; impotence; stone disease; transplantation; infections; andrology

Associations/Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)

Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD
Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2012, Reconstructive Urology
  • Residency: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, 2011, Urology
  • Residency: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, 2007, General Surgery
  • MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2004

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

American Board of Urology; Urology; Artificial Urinary Sphincter; Bladder outlet obstruction; Complications of gender reassignment; Complications of metoideoplasty and neophallus; more

Research Interests

  • Urethral stricture disease

    Genitourinary reconstruction clinical and patient-reported outcomes

Associations/Memberships

  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)
  • Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS)

Imad S Nsouli, MD
Imad S Nsouli, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • MD: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1978

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology; Bladder Cancer; Bladder Infection; Congenital Genitourinary Tract Abnormalities; Enlarged Prostate; Enuresis (Night or Day); more

Jessica Paonessa, MD
Jessica Paonessa, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Indiana University Medical Center, 2014, Endourology
  • Residency: Texas Tech University ,University Medical Center, 2012, Urology
  • MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2007, Urology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology; Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones); Urination Problems; Voiding Dysfunction; Bladder Surgery; Kidney Surgery; more

Oleg Shapiro, MD
Oleg Shapiro, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Residency: University Hospital, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Certificate of Advanced Study: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2008, Urologic Oncology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology; Advanced Prostate Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones); Prostate Cancer; more

Research Interests

  • Kidney and Bladder Cancers

Education Interests

  • Medical Student Clerkship Director

Clinical Interests

  • Urologic Cancers, Stone Disease

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • American Urological Association (AUA)

Ryan Sidebottom, DO
Ryan Sidebottom, DO
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • DO: University of Texas Health Science Center, 2010

J Trussell, MD
J Trussell, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Internship: Balboa Naval Hospital
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • MD: Temple University School of Medicine, 1992

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology; Andropause; Erectile Dysfunction; Infertility; Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones); Peyronie's Disease; more

Clinical Interests

  • Andrology; Erectile Dysfunction; Peyronie's Disease; Male Infertility

Associations/Memberships

  • American Urological Association (AUA)

Srinivas Vourganti, MD
Srinivas Vourganti, MD
315 464-1500

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2013, Urologic Oncology, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Imaging
  • Residency: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2010, Urologic Surgery
  • MD: Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2004, Urology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Urology; Urologic Oncology; Adrenal Gland Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Penile Cancer; more

Research Interests

  • Urologic Cancer (Prostate, Bladder, Kidney, Testis, Urethral, Adrenal Cancer), including Prostate MRI, Prostate Cancer Diagnostics, and Targeted Therapy

Education Interests

  • Education of Medical Students, Residents, and Graduate Students in Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery for Urologic Cancer

Associations/Memberships

  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO