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Desai Sethi Urology Institute

The Chair of the Department of Urology, Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., M.P.A., is among the world’s most experienced robotic surgeons for urologic oncology. An expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all urologic malignancies, he performs robotic cancer surgeries on the prostate, the kidney and the bladder, as well as the most complex and major open cancer surgeries. With a deep interest in delivering the highest quality patient care, he strongly believes that every patient needs a personalized, therapeutic approach tailored specifically for them, and their cancer.

At the Desai Sethi Urology Institute, our MISSION is three-fold:

  • To deliver excellence in clinical care
  • To improve patient care through cutting edge research
  • To empower the next generation of urologists

Excellence in clinical care is our unmatched priority. We have assembled the largest group of fellowship-trained, sub-specialty leaders in the region. Many of these experts have been recruited from first-class institutions and have been sought after both nationally and globally. These clinicians have a proven track record of excellence in clinical care, catering to individual needs and following the time-tested adage of treating each patient like they were family.

Our close collaboration with radiology, pathology, medical oncology, and several other departments is the key to obtaining the best overall diagnosis and treatments for our patients. You and your doctor engage in an incredibly important partnership when you come to the Miller School's Desai Sethi Urology Institute. Our doctors have a proven track-record of experience, judgment, and technical skills that have earned international acclaim for excellence. In fact, many of the cutting-edge surgical techniques that are now being used globally in cancer surgery, reconstruction, incontinence procedures, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, as well as prosthetic urology were developed right here in our department.

Our research will not only change the way we practice medicine, but will change the standard of care. Our basic science researchers and physician-scientists are diligently working to bring new technologies from the bench-side to the bedside. Conducting robust clinical trials, investigating new drugs, and looking into devices to improve positive outcomes for both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions.

Empowering the next generation of urologists is accomplished by offering comprehensive training covering all aspect of urology such as:

  • Academic conferences
  • Clinical mentorship
  • Research instruction
  • Accredited urologic education
  • Sub-specialty and fellowship training

Education does not stop at the resident and fellowship training level. By working with the physicians in our community, we help keep the quality of regional urologic care in South Florida at an extremely high level. Local meetings and conferences are constantly being planned, which offer a means for interaction and continuing medical education for the private urological providers within our community. We welcome referrals for all the complex patients and those patients wanting second opinions.