Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Joseph Silletti, M.D.

Chief
Urology

Primary Location
BronxCare Surgery Center
199 Mt. Eden Parkway
Bronx, NY 10457

(718) 579-7030 (main)
1774250

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  • Specialties
    General Urology, Urologic Oncology
  • Clinical Focus
    general urology, urologic oncology
  • Education
    M.D., New York University
    Residency, Harvard Longwood Program
  • Languages
    English
  • Biography

    Dr. Joseph Silletti, Chief, Division of Urology, is continuing to expand services in response to the increasing needs of the Bronx community. He provides care to patients with all types of urinary and bladder problems, renal cancer, kidney stones, and sexually transmitted diseases. Prostate and testicular cancers, in addition to erectile dysfunction are important parts of the men's health program, as well as an additional emphasis on treating women for urinary incontinence and urethral diseases.

    Under Dr. Silletti's leadership, his team of three experienced urologists and two physician assistants perform surgery on patients using state-of-the-art equipment. Minimally invasive procedures, such as those to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate gland) are commonly performed with advanced green laser technology. This technology offers the benefit of few or no side effects to patients. Stone disease is treated with the Holmium laser, an advanced procedure that breaks up kidney stones without requiring invasive surgery. Laparoscopic procedures are used to treat many conditions, which involve small incisions that result in a speedy recovery. The Division of Urology also uses Urodynamics to help diagnose urinary problems, as well as in-office cystoscopy and ultrasounds.

    Dr. Silletti is a graduate of the NYU School of Medicine. He also completed an internship in general surgery at the prestigious Brigham and Women's Hospital in Massachusetts and a four-year specialized residency in the Harvard Longwood Program in Urology. He is board certified in Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Silletti has authored more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

    Looking ahead, Dr. Silletti is planning to increase prostate cancer screening and educational initiatives in an overall effort aimed at identifying urological problems at an earlier and more treatable stage.