Dr. Bernard H. Bochner , MD

Urology

(646) 422-4387

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
25825 Vermont Ave
Harbor City, CA 90710

Overview

I am a urologic surgeon who specializes in surgery for men and women with cancers of the genitourinary system. Examples of the specific tumors that I treat include cancers of the bladder, prostate, kidney and testis. My main areas of expertise include radical surgical procedures for invasive bladder cancer and reconstructive surgery of the urinary system following radical cystectomy or pelvic exenteration. Removal of the bladder, also called radical cystectomy, serves as the standard for definitive treatment of high-risk bladder tumors and can provide a cure in the majority of patients with early, invasive lesions. Function-sparing procedures (including preservation of the nerves responsible for erectile function and advanced reconstructive techniques that re-create the natural urination pathway after bladder removal) are also performed to provide an excellent postoperative quality of life. I am actively involved in clinical and translational research to determine which treatments are most likely to maximize a patient's chances of a cure. I am involved in ongoing studies to determine which features of a tumor predict for more or less aggressive behavior. This will help us individualize treatment for each patient based on his or her tumor's characteristics. I am very interested in patient quality of life after surgery and actively studying how to improve our outcomes to improve patients' long term outlook. I joined the MSKCC faculty as an attending in Urology in 2000. I serve as the coordinator of the bladder cancer multi-disciplinary working group and am co-Director of the Pelvic Reconstruction/Surgery Group at MSKCC. I am actively involved in urologic oncology at the national level, serving as faculty for post-graduate courses in urologic oncology for the American Urological Association. I am involved in many professional societies including the American Urological Association, Society of Urologic Oncology, the Society of University Surgeons. I am on several editorial boards and serve as reviewer for a variety of urology-related journals.

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Years in Practice: N/A

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: U Californialos Angeles

Graduation Date: N/A

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Specialties: Urology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Preferred PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Bochner's Office Information

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
25825 Vermont Ave
Harbor City, CA 90710
(646) 422-4387

Fax: (212) 263-9585
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Doctor Bochner's Other Office Information

Sidney Kimmel Center For Prostate & Urological Cancers
353 E 68th St
New York, NY 10065
(646) 422-4300

Fax:( ,6) 646-8886
Website:mskcc.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-