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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, MD
Urologist, Urologic Oncologist
9 years of experience
Accepting new patients


Education ?

Medical School Score
State University of New York Downstate (2003)
Maimonides Med Ctr (2009) *
Washington University in St Louis - Urologic Oncology (2009) *
* This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2011, 2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
New York, NY
American Urological Association
Society of Urologic Oncology
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Shteynshlyuger is affiliated with 2 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Maimonides Medical Center
    4802 10th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219
    Top 50%
  • New York Methodist Hospital *
    506 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Shteynshlyuger has contributed to 7 publications.
    Title Words of Wisdom. Re: Prostate Cancer-specific Mortality After Radical Prostatectomy for Patients Treated in the Prostate-specific Antigen Era.
    Date February 2011
    Journal European Urology
    Title Counterpoint: Prostate Carcinoma Treatment for the Young Patient--the Case for Radical Prostatectomy.
    Date December 2010
    Journal Brachytherapy
    Title Prostate Cancer: to Screen or Not to Screen?
    Date March 2010
    Journal The Urologic Clinics of North America

    The debate about the usefulness of population-based prostate cancer screening has been ongoing for decades. The most current evidence shows limited benefit of population screening, and significant psychological, physical and financial costs. Efforts to improve screening with better markers and more selective treatment may make population-based screening more effective.

    Title How to Diagnose and Treat Fungal Infections in Chronic Prostatitis.
    Date September 2006
    Journal Current Urology Reports

    Epidemiologic changes that include immune-compromised patients and drug-resistant fungi have caused an increase in nosocomial infections by Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida species. Other fungi, aspergilla and Cryptococcus (environmental contaminants), are opportunistic invaders of the immune-compromised (transplant, HIV) patients. The environmental fungi Coccidioides immitis (dry arid areas), Histoplasma capsulatum (Avian-infested areas), and Blastomyces dermatitidis (aquatic areas) can cause infections in immune-competent and immune-deficient patients. Each fungus can cause changes in the prostate that mimic bacterial infection, benign prostatic hypertrophy, or neoplasm. Diagnosis can be established by urine cultures or needle biopsy of the prostate. Prostate surgery for carcinoma or benign enlargement may detect latent fungal infection. Different fungal species can have divergent clinical manifestations and require different treatment. In some cases, asymptomatic localized fungal prostatitis can be cured by removal of the infected gland. Symptomatic and disseminated infection may require prostatectomy and systemic antifungal therapy.

    Title An Update on Lower Urinary Tract Tuberculosis.
    Journal Current Urology Reports

    Tuberculosis of the genitourinary tract presents with atypical manifestations. Only 20% to 30% of patients with genitourinary tuberculosis have a history of pulmonary infection. Tuberculosis often affects the lower genitourinary system rather than the kidney. Tuberculosis of the lower genitourinary tract most commonly affects the epididymis and the testis, followed by bladder, ureter, prostate, and penis. Use of bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy for bladder cancer can cause symptomatic tubercular infections of the lower genitourinary tract. Tuberculosis of the lower genitourinary tract can present with irritative voiding symptoms, hematuria, epididymo-orchitis, prostatitis, and fistulas. Tuberculosis of the seminal vesicles, vas, fallopian tubes, and the uterus can cause infertility. Urinalysis may demonstrate sterile pyuria, hematuria, or albuminuria. Identification of acid-fast bacilli in culture or tissue or by polymerase chain reaction studies is diagnostic. Medical treatment may not result in resolution of symptoms. Surgical intervention and reconstruction of the urinary tract are frequently indicated.

    Title Are Men Shortchanged on Health? Perspective on Life Expectancy, Morbidity, and Mortality in Men and Women in the United States.
    Journal International Journal of Clinical Practice

    Significant gender disparities exist in life expectancy and major disease morbidity. There is an urgent need to understand the major issues related to men's health that contributes to these significant disparities. It is hypothesized that men have higher and earlier morbidities, in addition to behavioral factors that contribute to their lower life expectancy.

    Title Familial Testicular Torsion in Three Consecutive Generations of First-degree Relatives.
    Journal Journal of Pediatric Urology

    We report the first and largest family with testicular torsion in three consecutive generations affecting four first-degree relatives. The incidence of familial testicular torsion is under reported in the literature. We recommend eliciting family history in evaluation of acute scrotum, as a useful adjunct for clinical decision making. In families with a strong predisposition to testicular torsion, management should include family counseling about the significant risk of occurrence of this condition.

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