International and Out-of-the-Area Patients –Enlarged Prostate Treatment in New York City


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International and Out-of-the-Area Patients: What You Need to Know

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New York Urology Specialists welcomes patients from around the world.  We understand that many innovations in urological care take many years to become available in other countries. Also, many patients wish to take advantage of the best specialists when it comes to caring for their urological needs.

We are here to help you answer financial questions, locate hotels in New York City, and arrange coordinated medical care for your urological and non-urological healthcare needs.  If you do not speak fluent English and do not have a translator, we can arrange a translator for you.

Additional Information for Visitors Traveling to New York City

Click for additional information for out-of-state US-based patients.

Click here for additional information for international visitors, including travel visa information and hotels.  You can also review detailed financial information for international patients.

There are many hotels nearby and a variety of restaurants.

Language Translation

If you do not speak English, please bring a translator. If you need a translator, we can suggest reputable and affordable translators for your visit.  If you do not have a translator, we also offer a phone-translation service for over 150 languages (no extra fee).

Please bring all your test results and a summary of your relevant medical history translated in English to your first visit. You may also send them to us electronically by email or fax prior to your visit.

Traveling for Treatment at New York Urology Specialists

Experienced urologists at New York Urology Specialists perform treatment for enlarged prostate such as Rezum, Urolift, HoLEP, and other surgeries for men who live outside New York City area.

Patients from other states in the United States as well as international patients who are traveling to New York City on business, pleasure, or medical tourism can arrange to have treatment for enlarged prostate performed during their visit. Please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment in coordination with your visit to New York City.

Advisory consultation

Patients who plan to come to New York Urology Specialists for the Rezum or Urolift procedure are advised to schedule an Advisory Video Consultation before traveling to New York and scheduling an appointment for the procedure.  This will help you review the necessary steps to prepare for the procedure and will answer any informational questions about the Rezum procedure.

Patients From Other States and Countries Interested in the Rezum or Urolift Procedure at New York Urology Specialists

Appropriate evaluation is necessary for all patients who interested in undergoing the Rezum / Urolift procedure at New York Urology Specialists.  Patients who live far from our offices and traveling for care may choose to have an initial evaluation and testing performed by their local urologist or may come to our office in New York for a full evaluation.

For a patient to be scheduled for the Rezum / Urolift procedure the following evaluation is necessary:

Blood tests:

  • PSA test within 6 months
  • Serum creatinine within 6 months
  • Liver function tests: AST and ALT
  • CBC (hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)

Urine tests

  • Microscopic urinalysis and urine culture within 1 month
  • Patient with microscopic red blood cells in urine or visible blood in the urine should have appropriate evaluation including CT urogram and cystoscopy

Patients with elevated PSA need appropriate evaluation for prostate cancer which may include prostate biopsy prior to scheduling Rezum or Urolift treatment.

Procedures and Tests:

  • Cystoscopy procedure: cystoscopy procedure needs to be performed prior to scheduling the Rezum or Urolift procedure to exclude bladder cancer and other problems such as bladder stones or a large diverticulum. Rezum procedure cannot be performed for patients with untreated bladder cancer.

Options for scheduling Rezum procedure for enlarged prostate at New York Urology Specialists

We require that all patients who undergo the Rezum procedure and who live far from our office learn self-catheterization, which some patients may need to perform temporarily.  You will be taught self-catheterization before the procedure.

All patients will have a catheter at the end of the procedure which will stay for 5-14 days depending on the individual situation. A small number of men may need to do temporary self-catheterization once the catheter is removed.

It is preferable that at the very least you have PSA tests performed prior to coming to New York City. High PSA may preclude performance of the Rezum or Urolift procedure if it was not fully evaluated and you may require a prostate biopsy.

While we try to be as efficient as possible there are no guarantees about timing in terms of procedure.  You may need to stay in New York until we fully evaluate you and assure you that it is safe to do the Rezum or Urolift procedure.  The most time-efficient approach is to have a preliminary evaluation performed by your local urologist.

Option 1: Rezum Procedure only (pre-procedure evaluation by your local urologist)

Patients who had appropriate evaluation listed above by their urologist may submit a medical letter and a copy of full medical records including blood work, bladder, and prostate ultrasound along with postvoid residual and if necessary urodynamic studies prior to scheduling an appointment.

Once we review your medical records and there are no obvious contra-indications for the procedure, we will schedule Rezum procedure

Schedule:

Day 1:  You arrive at our office for initial in-person consultation; if necessary additional tests are performed (Bladder ultrasound/prostate ultrasound/cystoscopy/urodynamics). Your procedure may be performed the same day if there are no questions about your eligibility and you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Day 2 or 3: Rezum / Urolit Procedure or Follow-up after Rezum / Urolift procedure if it was performed on day 1.

Day 3 or 4: Patient may return home 1 day after the Rezum / Urolift procedure.

Days 5-14: Catheter removal: The patient will be given instructions to remove the catheter at home or by their local urologist.

Total Expected Cost for this option if no additional evaluation is necessary:

  • Advisory Consultation $585 (Video consultation and review of all medical records to be provided at least 1 week prior to the consultation)
  • Initial office consultation  $185 – $365
  • Rezum procedure – $3,600      Urolift Procedure $8,500-$10,500

Option 2: Rezum / Urolift Procedure and Full Evaluation

It is preferable that at the very least you have PSA tests performed prior to coming to New York City. High PSA may preclude performance of the Rezum or Urolift procedure if it was not fully evaluated and you may require a prostate biopsy.

While we try to be as efficient as possible there are no guarantees about timing in terms of procedure.  You may need to stay in New York until we fully evaluate you and assure you that it is safe to do the Rezum or Urolift procedure.  The most time-efficient approach is to have a preliminary evaluation performed by your local urologist.

Initial office consultation  $285 – $365

Additional evaluation (one or more of these may be required)

  • Cystoscopy   $320 
  • Pelvic / Prostate ultrasound  $160 / $265 
  • Prostate biopsy  $950           
  • Urodynamic testing $850               
  • Blood and urine tests – varies ($200-$400 are typical)

Rezum procedure – $3,600    Urolift Procedure $8,500-$10,500

Day 1-2:  You arrive at our office for initial in-person consultation; if necessary additional tests may be performed the same or the next day (Bladder ultrasound/prostate ultrasound/cystoscopy/urodynamics).  Blood and urine tests will be performed if necessary

Day 2 or 3: Rezum Procedure if tests indicate that no additional testing or treatment is necessary.  The patient is seen 1 day after the Rezum procedure and may return home the day after.

Day 3-10: If additional tests are necessary (PSA, prostate MRI, treatment of infection, prostate biopsy), these will be performed. Once completed, if there are no contraindications, the Rezum procedure is performed.

Days 5-14: Catheter removal: The patient will be given instructions to remove the catheter at home or by their local urologist.

For the convenience of patients traveling from outside of the New York City area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), we offer the option of having an initial consultation with the procedure performed the same day as the consultation.  While we advise patients to stay in the area for a few days after the procedure for a follow-up visit, we understand that it may not be possible for all patients.  Our doctors are available by phone and/or online to follow up with any questions after the procedure.

Depending on your budget both affordable and high-end accommodations available in the area.

What You Need to Know

Our Location:

We are conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan with all parts of Manhattan easily reachable by public transportation, taxi or limousine.

New York Urology Specialists is a referral center for patients with complex urological needs from the Middle East, Africa, Japan, Latin, and South America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe.

Make an Appointment:  please inform us that you are traveling so that we can advise you best on making the most efficient arrangements for your visit to New York.

Financial Information: we offer affordable rates for consultations, in-office procedures, diagnostic and laboratory tests, and surgical services.  You may pay as you go; many international patients can benefit from our inclusive packages that allow a continuation of care and coordination of care while patients are back in their home countries.

Travel, Visa, and Hotel Information

You can learn more about Visa requirements, hotels, and restaurants on our Visitor website.

Hotels and Accommodations near our office.

Where do our Patients Come from?

  • Canada
  • The Caribbean, Latin, and South America
  • Turkey
  • Japan
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • China
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Italy
  • France
  • Venezuela
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Many other countries

Can I pay for my treatment in installments?

Treatment costs must be repaid fully, in advance, prior to treatment.  We are not able to extend credit but there are companies that offer financing and credit for healthcare expenses. There are private companies that may offer loans and credit for patients.

Do You Require All Medical Records to be in English?

If you have medical records from your other physicians they need to be translated into English. We cannot accept any non-English documents.   If necessary we can facilitate the translation of your documents.

Where to Get Prostate / Urolift Procedure / Rezum Procedure / Laser Enucleation of Prostate / HOLEP / Surgery in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day treatment for men

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4044 or make an appointment online.  

We perform a cystoscopy, urodynamic testing, prostate and bladder ultrasound in our office.  We offer Urolift procedure, Rezum water-vapor procedure in our office, and laser enucleation of the prostate in a hospital setting.  We treat urinary and erection problems. We offer confidential appointments. We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate Problems?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence, and bladder pain using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and open surgery.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate in men.
  • We offer treatment options for enlarged prostate, overactive bladder, UTI, and urinary incontinence in our office, which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.  
  • Extensive experience: Thousands of men have been treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures such as Urolift procedure, Rezum surgery, Botox for overactive bladder, Interstim for frequent urination, and tibial neuromodulation.  
  • We also offer laser surgery for BPH (Holmium, Thulium, Evolve, Greenlight lasers), Bipolar TURP, traditional TURP, open suprapubic prostatectomy, robotic suprapubic prostatectomy for BPH.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office, which avoids hospital costs.
  • Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
  • We are conveniently located within a 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking BPH treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.

What do Penile Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Circumcision at New York Urology Specialists


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4044.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners. Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.


Urinary Problems Are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman

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At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems caused by enlarged prostate and BPH in men.  We understand the challenges that urinary problems such as a slow stream, waking up at night, pain in the penis and perineum create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for your urinary problems that fit your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with symptoms caused by prostate enlargement, including frequent urination, poor urine flow, frequent UTI, blood in urine, urinary incontinence, urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate, prior surgery, neuropathy, chemotherapy, and radiation. By virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman who desire an effective treatment for their urinary problems.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s prostate problems.

We specialize in minimally invasive, highly effective treatment for symptoms of bladder pain, urethral burning, pelvic discomfort, incomplete bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and urgency.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Men’s Health Problems Including:

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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods including Botox for OAB, Interstim neuromodulation, Rezum for BPH, prostate enucleation for enlarged prostate, and Urolift procedure.  

He has successfully treated hundreds of men with BPH with symptoms of frequent urination during the day and excessive urination at night.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4044.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.