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Premal Desai, MD


Tower Urology

(310) 854-9898

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A recognized expert in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for urologic cancers, Dr. Desai completed his post residency fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona with specialization in prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. During his time and the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Desai became an assistant professor or Urology.

Dr. Desai was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He completed his college preparatory studies at the prestigious Harvard Westlake School, and, upon graduation, was accepted into a highly selective accelerated medical degree program. He completed a dual degree with honors from Union College of New York (Magna Cum Laude) and Albany Medical College (Alpha Omega Alpha). Dr. Desai then returned to Southern California to complete a general surgery and urology training at Loma Linda University prior to his advanced fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Desai is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology and an active member of the American Urologic Association and the Los Angeles Urologic Society. He has published extensively in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Urology, Urology, Transplantation, and the British Journal of Urology. He has given numerous presentations of his research nationally and internationally consistently earning him accolades from his peers.

Dr. Desai serves as the Clinical Chief of the Division of Urology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and also serves as Vice President of the Los Angeles Urological Society.

Union College, NY
Bachelors of Science in Biology
Bachelors of Arts in Spanish
Magna Cum Laude Honors

Medical School
Albany Medical College, Albany NY
Accelerated Medical Degree Program
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society

General surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Urology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Laparoscopic/ Robotic/ Reconstructive urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor of Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Professional Affiliations
American Urologic Association
Western Section AUA
Los Angeles County Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
Los Angeles Urological Society
Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery

Areas of Expertise and Interest
Robot-assisted (Da Vinci) radical prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
Laparoscopic/ Robot assisted (Da-Vinci) partial nephrectomy and nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer
Laparoscopic/ Robot assisted (Da-Vinci) pyeloplasty
Robot-assisted (Da Vinci) radical cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
PVP “green light” laser prostate surgery for BPH
Plasma Vaporization and resection of the Prostate (“TURiP”) for BPH
Endoscopic treatment for kidney stone disease

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