Urologists
12 years of experience

Accepting new patients
Essex Hudson Urology
256 Broad St
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
973-743-4450
Locations and availability (7)

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
UMDNJ (1998)
  • Currently 3 of 4 apples
Top 50%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Awards  
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2011)
International Association of Healthcare Professionals *
Associations
American Board of Urology
American Urological Association

Affiliations ?

Dr. Caruso is affiliated with 17 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
    Urology
    30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Monmouth Medical Center
    300 2nd Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Pascack Valley Hospital
    250 Old Hook Rd, Westwood, NJ 07675
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Clara Maass Medical Center *
    1 Clara Maass Dr, Belleville, NJ 07109
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Community Medical Center
    99 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Umdnj University Hospital *
    150 Bergen St, Newark, NJ 07103
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Columbus Hospital
    495 N 13th St, Newark, NJ 07107
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Mountainside Hospital *
    1 Bay Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • St Barnabas Medical Center
    Urology
    94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center *
    55 Meadowlands Pkwy, Secaucus, NJ 07094
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Urology
    201 Lyons Ave, Newark, NJ 07112
    • Currently 1 of 4 crosses
  • St. James Hospital Cathedral
    155 Jefferson St, Newark, NJ 07105
    • Currently 1 of 4 crosses
  • St Michaels Hospital
  • St Barnabas Hospital
  • Cathedral Healthcare System-St Michael's
    111 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07102
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack *
  • Saint Michael's Medical Center *
    268 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
  • * This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

    Publications & Research

    Dr. Caruso has contributed to 7 publications.
    Title Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Initial Experience.
    Date July 2006
    Journal The Journal of Urology
    Excerpt

    PURPOSE: Advances in laparoscopy have made laparoscopic partial nephrectomy a technically feasible procedure but it remains challenging to even experienced laparoscopists. We hypothesized that robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy may make this procedure more efficacious than the standard laparoscopic approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with a mean age of 58 years and mean tumor size of 2.0 cm underwent robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and another 10 with a mean age of 61 years and mean tumor size of 2.18 cm underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, as performed by a team of 2 surgeons (MS and ST) between May 2002 and January 2004. Demographic data, intraoperative parameters and postoperative data were compared between the 2 groups. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in patient demographics between the 2 groups. Intraoperative data and postoperative outcomes were statistically similar. In the 10 patients who underwent robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy there were 2 intraoperative complications. There was 1 conversion in the laparoscopic partial nephrectomy group. CONCLUSIONS: Robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is a safe and feasible procedure in patients with small exophytic masses. The robotic approach to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy does not offer any clinical advantage over conventional laparoscopic nephrectomy.

    Title Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy.
    Date June 2005
    Journal Jsls : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    Excerpt

    The indications for nephron-sparing surgery and for minimally invasive surgery are continually expanding. Nephron-sparing surgery, also known as partial nephrectomy, presents a challenge to the minimally invasive surgeon. Herein, we describe our technique of robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. This approach may have potential advantages of including easier excision and suturing. Moderate training is required.

    Title Altered N-myc Downstream-regulated Gene 1 Protein Expression in African-american Compared with Caucasian Prostate Cancer Patients.
    Date August 2004
    Journal Clinical Cancer Research : an Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
    Excerpt

    PURPOSE: The protein encoded by N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) is a recently discovered protein whose transcription is induced by androgens and hypoxia. We hypothesized that NDRG1 expression patterns might reveal a biological basis for the disparity of clinical outcome of prostate cancer patients with different ethnic backgrounds. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Patients who underwent radical prostatectomy between 1990 and 2000 at Veterans Administration Medical Center of New York were examined. We studied 223 cases, including 157 African Americans and 66 Caucasians (T2, n = 144; >/=T3, n = 79; Gleason <7, n = 122; >/=7, n = 101). Three patterns of NDRG1 expression were identified in prostate cancer: (a) intense, predominately membranous staining similar to benign prostatic epithelium; (b) intense, nucleocytoplasmic localization; and (c) low or undetectable expression. We then examined the correlations between patients' clinicopathological parameters and different NDRG1 expression patterns. RESULTS: In this study of patients with equal access to care, African-American ethnic origin was an independent predictor of prostate-specific antigen recurrence (P < 0.05). We also observed a significant correlation between different patterns of NDRG1 expression and ethnic origin. Pattern 2 was less frequent in African Americans (21% versus 38%), whereas the reverse was observed for pattern 3 (60% in African Americans versus 44% in Caucasians; P = 0.03). This association remained significant after controlling for both grade and stage simultaneously (P = 0.02). CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that different NDRG1 expression patterns reflect differences in the response of prostatic epithelium to hypoxia and androgens in African-American compared with Caucasian patients. Further studies are needed to determine the contribution of NDRG1 to the disparity in clinical outcome observed between the two groups.

    Title Use of Fibrin Glue and Gelfoam to Repair Collecting System Injuries in a Porcine Model: Implications for the Technique of Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy.
    Date June 2004
    Journal Journal of Endourology / Endourological Society
    Excerpt

    One of the challenges of laparoscopic partial nephrectomies is the repair of a collecting system injury. We hypothesized that fibrin glue plus Gelfoam could be sufficient to repair such injuries.

    Title Gunshot Wounds: Bullet Caliber is Increasing, 1998-2003.
    Date May 2004
    Journal The American Surgeon
    Excerpt

    In 1999, Caruso reported data from the level 1 trauma center in Newark, New Jersey, documenting "...an ominous trend toward the use of larger caliber firearms in accidents, homicides and suicides." Those data were derived from measurements of bullets removed from our trauma patients and submitted to the Surgical Pathology laboratory from 1981 through 1997. We further document this trend with measurements of similar source bullets from 1998 through 2002. During the same time, we recorded mortality among gunshot wound victims treated at our trauma center. Bullets submitted to surgical pathology during the years 1998 through 2002 were measured with a millimeter rule to determine caliber or transverse diameter. A total of 367 bullets were studied in this 5-year period. Bullets deformed beyond measurability (approximately 22%) and shotgun pellets (< 5%) were excluded from our study. Bullet calibers were expressed in terms of mean plus or minus standard error (x +/- SE). Mortality figures were derived from analysis of medical records concerning the outcomes all victims of gunshot wounds (E 922, E 965) treated at our hospital during the years studied and expressed as percentages. Linear regression of mean bullet caliber over time was performed, and analysis of variance was used to assess statistical significance of apparent differences in mortality. Bullet caliber continued to increase from 8.47 +/- 0.22 to 9.16 +/- 0.15 mm during the 5-year observation period. Linear regression reveals R = 0.9649, P < 0.01. Mortality ranged from 4.7 per cent to 10.7 per cent but the differences were not significant (P > 0.20). These data support a continued trend toward the use of larger caliber firearms in accidents, homicides, and suicides. Mortality does not change during this time and presumably because of improvements in treatment, from resuscitation to definitive surgery and its convalescence.

    Title Gunshot Wounds: Bullet Caliber is Increasing.
    Date April 1999
    Journal The Journal of Trauma
    Excerpt

    The incidence of gunshot wounds has increased over the past two decades. In the past several years at our Level I trauma center in Newark NJ, we perceived that the size of ammunition involved in these wounds has been increasing as well. We sought to document this trend by using autopsy data as well as bullets received by surgical pathology.

    Title Upj Obstruction in the Adult Population: Are Crossing Vessels Significant?
    Date
    Journal Reviews in Urology
    Excerpt

    Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction describes various causes of impaired drainage at the UPJ. Regardless of the cause, the end result is the same: impedance in the normal flow of urine from the renal pelvis into the proximal ureter, resulting in caliectasis and hydronephrosis. This may lead to progressive deterioration of renal function and, thus, often requires intervention to relieve the obstruction and restore the normal flow of urine. Defining the pertinent anatomy, the degree of obstruction, and differential renal function is key to determining whether and when intervention is necessary.


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