Top Docs 2012 Guide

Feldman, Robert A.

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  • Urology

Essential Information

Address 1579 Straights Tpke. - Suite 2A
Middlebury, CT 6762
Phone203-757-8361
Website URL www.urospec.com

DR. ROBERT FELDMAN graduated from Brooklyn College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He did his internship at the Medical College of Virginia. After completing a residency in surgery at Boston City Hospital, he did a residency and research fellowship in urology at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Feldman is a partner in Urology Specialists, where he practices general urology and is particularly interested in treating male sexual dysfunction and kidney stones. He notes that during the past 20 years, the epidemiology of kidney stone patients has changed: There are now almost as many female patients as there are males, and many patients are younger. He attributes the changes to obesity and “terrible diets.” He adds, “Treatments for kidney stones have improved, but not prevention.”
As research director of the Connecticut Clinical Research Center, which is affiliated with Urology Specialists, Dr. Feldman is involved in research and testing of pre-FDA-approved drugs and devices for urological diseases. The staff is fully trained in the nuances of research and is involved in a trial using a painless shock-wave therapy to treat erectile dysfunction; this device is applied superficially and has been showing effectiveness in trials in other countries. Other devices he has researched are being used to treat urinary incontinence and overgrown prostates. “The horizon is full of drugs for prostate cancer,” he says, and the new drugs, he notes, do not have some of the traditional side effects associated with treatment of the disease. He has also been involved in researching the use of Botox® and other medications for overactive bladders, new drugs for the treatment of bladder cancer and an oral form of testosterone replacement. “Low testosterone is fairly common in the U.S.,” he says, “and only recently easily diagnosed.” He adds, “Some of the drugs that are currently approved for treatment of urologic problems were previously tested through our office. These drugs are game changers.”

Additional Information

Practice: Urology Specialists

Other Office Locations: 10 Main St., So., Southbury • (203) 757-8361
455 Lewis Ave., Ste. 205, Meriden • (203) 379-0605

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Waterbury Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Organizations: American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Board of Urology
American Urological Association
Yale Society of Urological Surgeons
Society for the Study of Impotence
International Society for Impotence Research

Feldman, Robert A. - Middlebury, CT

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