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Dipen J. Parekh, M.D.

General Information

Dipen J. Parekh, M.D.

Appointments

Call 305-243-4000 or request an appointment online

Contact

  • Fax: 305-243-6597

Specialties

  • Urology

Languages

English

Clinical Areas

Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery

Prostate cancer, Kidney cancer, Bladder Cancer, Testes Cancer

Under Robotic Surgery

Robotic Prostatectomy

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Robotic Cystectomy with Urinary Diversion

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy and RPLND.

Certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Roles

  • Chairman, Department of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery
  • Professor
  • Victor A. Politano Endowed Chair in Urology

Publications

Education

MBBS (MD Equivalent)
University of Poona
MHA
Trinity University
Residency
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Urologic Oncology Fellowship
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Biography

Dr. Dipen J Parekh received his undergraduate education from Mumbai, India and his M.D. degree from Poona University. He then pursued a residency in General Surgery and Urology from Mumbai University, India. He was awarded the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship that enabled him to pursue further training in the United States. After a Residency in Urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is the Chairman of the Department of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Parekh has published several scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters in Urology. He serves as the Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology, the pre eminent journal in the field.

Patient Care

Dr. Parekh's primary expertise is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Urologic malignancies including tumors of the kidney, bladder, prostate, testis and male genitalia. He has expertise in Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy and Robotic Cystectomy for bladder cancer along with orthotopic neobladder diversion. He also performs the more complex and major open urologic oncologic procedures in patients who are not appropriate candidates for the robotic or laparoscopic approaches. He is one of the few urologic oncologists nationally who is fellowship trained at a SUO accredited fellowship program who performs advanced, complex Robotic Urologic Oncologic procedures for prostate, bladder and kidney cancers on a regular basis. He has one of the largest experiences both nationally and internationally in Robotic urologic oncology and reconstructive procedures. He has presented his experience in Robotic urologic oncologic procedures as well his research in Urologic Oncology at several national and international meetings and has published his research in several peer reviewed journals. 

Dr. Parekh is a member of the Sylvester Cancer Center, the premier cancer care center in South Florida, who works closely with other specialities such as Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology so that every patient is given an individualized, personalized treatment based on the nature of the cancer and the unique patient characteristics. Multidisciplinary, team based approach towards every cancer patient goes a long way in delivering optimal care to all cancer patients. Dr. Parekhs philosophy is simple – Treat every patient as you would treat your own Family.

New Patients

To make an appointment, you may either visit the links at this website to make an appointment or simply call the appointment number above. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the additional items:

◦ Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other scans you have had. These should be the actual film images on CDs or Hard Copy themselves. Dr. Parekh prefers to examine the films himself in addition to examining the radiology reports.
◦ Any records related to any pathology reports.
◦ All pertinent laboratory test information.
◦ A listing of all of your medications and dosages is also very important.

If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call our office for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at the time maximizes this likelihood. After hours contact information: You may find this at our web site but, when in doubt, simply call our appointment line. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Parekh or one of his colleagues who, as necessary, will contact Dr. Parekh. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Parekh seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and both letters and full data of the visits are returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The  appointment number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, the office number can be used during weekdays. Our Promise and our Goal All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have an overarching goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while providing this care in a very personal manner.

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