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Education ?

Medical School Score
New York Institute of Technology (1997)

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2011)
American Board of Urology
American Urological Association (holmiumforbph)

Affiliations ?

Dr. Hettiarachchi is affiliated with 2 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Lake Norman Reg Medical Center
    171 Fairview Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117
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  • Wilkes Regional Medical Center
    1370 W D St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Hettiarachchi has contributed to 3 publications.
    Title Benign Retroperitoneal Schwannoma Presenting As a Giant Adrenal Tumor.
    Date November 2003
    Journal Urologia Internationalis

    We report a 51-year-old man with a primary adrenal tumor presenting as a giant juxta-adrenal benign schwannoma. The patient was initially admitted for persistent fevers and underwent a sepsis workup. Abdominal ultrasound initially revealed an incidental right suprarenal mass, which measured 10 x 10 x 11 cm, estimated by computed tomography. Following a successful laparotomy, histologic examination confirmed that this giant tumor was a benign retroperitoneal schwannoma. Postoperatively, the patient remains disease-free, undergoing rehabilitation.

    Title Holmium Laser Enucleation for Large (greater Than 100 Ml) Prostate Glands.
    Date February 2003
    Journal International Journal of Urology : Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association

    BACKGROUND: To evaluate the holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) using the transurethral soft tissue morcellator (TUSTM), as a primary surgical treatment for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with prostate glands > 100 mL. METHODS: Eighteen patients with preoperative prostate volumes > 100 mL underwent the HoLEP procedure. The criteria for surgery were determined by a preoperative International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), a prior failure of medical therapy, and urinary retention. RESULTS: The mean preoperative IPSS and prostate gland size were 13.8 and 142.3 mL, respectively. The total energy used by the laser was 288.4 kJ. The mean catheter time was 23.8 h and, perioperatively, no patients had electrolyte abnormalities or required blood transfusions. The 3-week postoperative IPSS was 2.8, with minimum long-term complications. CONCLUSIONS: Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate with TUSTM is a safe and effective alternative to open prostatic surgery for glands > 100 mL.

    Title Malignant Priapism Associated with Metastatic Urethral Carcinoma.
    Date July 2001
    Journal Urologia Internationalis

    We present a 40-year-old man with malignant priapism secondary to urethral squamous cell carcinoma. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed the tumor originating from the bulbous urethra, extending into the penile urethra and corpora spongiosa and cavernosa. A penile biopsy confirmed poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the urethra. Despite administration of systemic chemotherapy, the prognosis of the patient has worsened due to the extensive metastatic disease.

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