Meet Michael Lasser, MD

Medical School

Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – New Brunswick, NJ

Internship & Residency

Brown University – Providence, RI

Languages Spoken

English

Ages Served

16+

Dr. Lasser is the Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University and went on to obtain his medical degree from Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2006, graduating with an award for excellence in surgery and as a member of the prestigious honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Lasser trained at Brown University for his general surgery internship and residency in urologic surgery. After residency, Dr. Lasser completed additional training in Robotic Urologic surgery and minimally invasive urologic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Prior to joining Premier Urology Group Dr. Lasser served as the Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Lasser is board certified in urology and in addition to robotic surgery is well trained in all aspects of urologic care.

Dr. Lasser has written chapters in urologic textbooks as well as published online. He has presented multiple papers and abstracts at both regional and international meetings. Additionally, he has published papers on the management of complications of urologic surgery, robotic surgery, and the treatment of kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and kidney stones.

SPECIALTIES

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urinary Tract Reconstruction

EDISON

10 Parsonage Road
Suite 118 & 104
Edison, NJ 08837

P. (732) 494-9400

OLD BRIDGE

2 Hospital Plaza
Old Bridge Township, NJ 08857

P. (732) 494-9400

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urinary Tract Reconstruction
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Stone Disease
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • BPH (Prostate Enlargement)
  • Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
  • Adrenal Masses
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Hydrocele
  • Spermatocele
  • Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)
  • Urethral stricture Disease
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Over Active Bladder
  • Urinary Retention
  • American Urological Association
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Excellence in Surgery Award
  • JFK Medical Center – Edison, NJ
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, NJ
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy, NJ

Publications:

  • Lasser MS, Liao JG, and Burd RS. National Trends in the Use of Anti-Reflux Procedures for Children. 2006; 118(5): 1828-1835.
  • Kaplon DM, Lasser MS, Sigman M, Haleblian GE, and Pareek G. Renal Parenchyma Thickness: A Rapid Estimation of Renal Function on Computed Tomography.  Int Braz J Urol. 2009; 35(1): 3-8.
  • Lasser MS, Cheuck L, Renzulli J, and Pareek G. A Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery. Medicine Health Rhode Island. October 2009; 92(10): 327-330.
  • Lasser MS, Renzulli JF II, Turini GA III, Haleblian GE, Sax HC, and Pareek G. An Unbiased Prospective Report of Perioperative Complications of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Urology. 2010; 75(5): 1083-1089.
  • Lasser MS and Pareek G. Reply to Letter to the Editor: An Unbiased Prospective Report of Perioperative Complications of Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (published in Urology. 2010; 75: 1083-1091) Urology. 2011; 77(1): 261-262.
  • Lasser MS and Ghavamian R. Surgical Complications of Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery. Arab J Urol. 2012; 10(1): 81-88.
  • Lasser MS, Doscher M, Keehn A, Chernyak V, Garfein E, Ghavamian R. Virtual Surgical Planning: A Novel Aid to Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2012; 26(10): 1372-1379.
  • Lasser MS, Patel C, Elsamra SE, Renzulli JF II, Haleblian GE, Pareek G. Dedicated Robotics Team Results in Decreased Operative Time and Cost at 30 Cases. Ind J Urol. 2012; 28(3): 263-266.
  • Elsamra S, Leone AR, Lasser MS, Thavaseelan S, Golijanin D, Haleblian G, Pareek G. Hand Assisted Laparoscopic vs Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Comparison of Short-term Outcomes and Cost. J Endourol. 2013; 27(2): 182-188.
  • Maddox M, Lasser MS, Renzulli J, Pareek G. An Updated Report on Complications Following Robotic Prostatectomy: Results of an Unbiased Prospective Database. J Endourol. 2013; 27(5): 554-559.
  • Tompkins AJ, Lasser MS, Ellsworth P. Decreasing Suprapubic Tube Related Injuries – Risk Stratification and Recommendations for Percutaneous Suprapubic Tube Replacement: Results of Case Series and Comprehensive Literature Review. Urol Nurs. 2014; 34(1): 9-17.
  • Patel R, Szymaniak J, Radadia K, Faiena I, Lasser M. Controversies in Robotics: Open versus Robotic Radical Cystectomy. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2015; 13(5): 421-7.
  • Farber NJ, Dubin J, Parihar J, Han C, Lasser MS. Partial Nephrectomy in a Patient with Dwarfism. Can J Urol. 2016; 23(4): 8375-8.

Chapters in Textbooks:

  • Lasser MS and Pareek G. Chapter 24: “Percutaneous Lithotripsy and Stone Extraction.” In Smith’s Textbook of Endourology, 3rd; Page 268.
  • Lasser MS and Ghavamian R. Chapter 2: “Laparoscopic and Robotic Instrumentation.” In Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Oncologic Surgery. In Press

Internet Publications:

  • Lasser MS and Hoenig DM. “Laparoscopic Left Adrenalectomy.” Medscape Reference: Drugs, Diseases, & Procedures; Published online November 4, 2011; Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1894939-overview

Presentations:

  • 4th International Congress MIRA (Minimally Invasive Robotic Association), Quebec City, Le Chateau Fontenac, January 30, 2009.
    Podium Presentation: Lasser MS, Turini GA III, Renzulli JF II, Haleblian GE, Sax HC, and Pareek G: “Perioperative complications of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: A Blinded Prospective Report.”
  • American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 25-30, 2009. Poster Presentation: Lasser MS, Renzulli JF II, Turini GA III, Haleblian GE, Sax HC and Pareek G: “A Blinded Prospective Report of complications Associated with Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.”
  • New England American Urological Association, Washington, DC, September 23-26, 2009. Podium Presentation: Lasser MS, Renzulli JF II, Haleblian GE, Sax HC and Pareek G: “Perioperative Complications of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy, a Blinded Prospective Report.”
  • American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 29, 2010 – June 3, 2010. Podium Presentation: Lasser MS, Patel S, Haleblian GE, and Pareek G: “Updated Results on Lower Pole Stone Management: SWL vs. URS vs. Tubeless PNL for 0.5 cm to 1.5 cm Stones.”
  • World Congress on Endourology and SWL, Chicago, IL, September 1-4, 2010. Poster Presentation: Lasser MS, Renzulli J, Haleblian GE, Pareek G: “Perioperative Complications of Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: The Brown University Experience.”
  • New England American Urological Association, Providence, RI, October 21-23, 2010. Podium Presentation: Lasser MS, Renzulli JF II, Haleblian GE, Sax HC and Pareek G: “Perioperative Complications of Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: The Initial 476 Cases of the Brown University Experience.”
  • New England American Urological Association, Providence, RI, October 21-23, 2010. Podium Presentation: Lasser MS, Patel S, Haleblian GE, Pareek G: “Management of Lower Pole Stones: Ureterorenoscopy vs. Tubeless PCNL vs. Shockwave Lithotripsy.”
  • Advanced Interventional Management Symposium – 19th Annual Symposium on Current Issues And New Techniques in Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Therapy, New York, NJ, November 16-18, 2011. Podium Presentation: Lasser MS and Ghavamian R: “Argument Against the Use of Ablative Therapies for SRMs.”
  • American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 19-23, 2012. Poster Presentation: Lasser MS and Hoenig DM: “Utilization of Tubeless Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy – Results of a Survey.”
  • American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 19-23, 2012. Poster Presentation: Lasser MS, Elsamra S, Thavaseelan S, Renzulli J, Haleblian G, Pareek G: “Major Complications of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Significantly Decrease After 100 Cases.”
  • 2014 New Jersey Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting and Coding Roundtable, Atlantic City, NJ, June 25-27, 2014. Podium Presentation: Lasser, MS: “Robotic Surgery.”

Abstracts:

  • Lasser MS, Turini GA III, Renzulli JF II, Haleblian GE, Sax HC, and Pareek G: Perioperative complications of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: A Blinded Prospective Report. Presented at the MIRA Conference 2009 Quebec City, Le Chateau, Fontenac.
  • Lasser MS, Renzulli JF II, Turini GA III, Haleblian GE, Sax HC and Pareek G: A Blinded Prospective Report of complications Associated with Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Presented at 2009 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Lasser MS, Renzulli JF II, Haleblian GE, Sax HC and Pareek G: Perioperative Complications of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy, a Blinded Prospective Report. Presented at 2009 New England American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Pareek G, Lasser MS, Aguiar L, and Haleblian G: Elevated Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Normocalcemic Hypercalciuric Patients Predicts Vitamin D Deficiency. Presented at 2010 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Lasser MS, Patel S, Haleblian GE, and Pareek G: Updated Results on Lower Pole Stone Management: Ureterorenoscopy vs Tubeless PCNL vs. Shockwave Lithotripsy for 0.5mm to 1.5cm Stones. Presented at 2010 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Lasser MS, Renzulli J, Haleblian GE, Pareek G: Perioperative Complications of Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: The Brown University Experience. Presented at the 2010 World Congress on Endourology and SWL, Chicago, IL.
  • Lasser MS, Renzulli JF II, Haleblian GE, Sax HC and Pareek G: Perioperative Complications of Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: The Initial 476 Cases of the Brown University Experience. Presented at the 2010 New England American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI.
  • Lasser MS, Patel S, Haleblian GE, Pareek G: Management of Lower Pole Stones: Ureterorenoscopy vs. Tubeless PCNL vs. Shockwave Lithotripsy. Presented at the 2010 New England American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI.
  • Chang KJ, Thavaseelan S, Lasser MS, Beland MD, Pareek G, Renzulli JF, Haleblian GE: Radiologically Detectable Complications of Robotic Prostatectomy. Presented at the 2010 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Elsamra SE, Leone A, Lasser MS, Thavaseelan S, Haleblian G, Pareek G: Is Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Financially Worthwhile? Presented at the at 2011 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Elsamra SE, Leone A, Lasser MS, Thavaseelan S, Haleblian G, Pareek G: Cost Comparison of Hand Assisted (HALPN) vs Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy (RALPN). Presented at the 2011 Joint New England and Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Elsamra SE, Leone A, Lasser MS, Thavaseelan S, Haleblian G, Pareek G: Hand Assisted vs Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy; Comparison of short-term outcomes. Presented at the 2011 Joint New England and Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Turini GA, Thavaseelan S, Lasser MS, Renzulli JF, Pareek G, Haleblian G: The Impact of the Learning Curve on Robot Assisted Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection During Radical Prostatectomy: An Update on the Brown University Experience. Presented at the 2011 Joint New England and Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Elsamra SE, Lasser MS, Thavaseelan S, Haleblian G, Pareek G: Contemporary 24-hour Urine Collection Analysis Reveals High Risk Stone Formers May Be at Increased Risk for Recurrence in Summer and Winter Months. Presented at the 2011 Joint New England and Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Ellsworth P, Tompkins A, Lasser M: Suprapubic Tube Placement Related Bowel Injury: Proposed Guideline for Open Placement. Presented at the 14th Annual European Congress of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research, Madrid, Spain.
  • Woodall A, Lasser MS, Hoenig DM: High Risk Nephrolithiasis Predominates in Inner City Populations – Population Based Study. Presented at the 29th (2011) World Congress of Endourology and SWL, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Lasser MS, Elsamra S, Thavaseelan S, Renzulli J, Haleblian G, Pareek G: Major Complications of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Significantly Decrease After 100 Cases. Presented at the 2012 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Lasser MS and Hoenig DM: Utilization of Tubeless Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy – Results of a Survey. Presented at the 2012 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Woodall A, Lasser MS, Hoenig DM: Inner City Stone Formers Exhibit Predominantly High-Risk Nephrolithiasis. Presented at the 2012 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Minnal VR, Lasser MS, Ghavamian R, Madu A: Safety of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Despite Known Acute Increase in Intraocular Pressure. Presented at the 2012 Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Thompkins AJ, Watne RE, Lasser M, Ellsworth P: Decreasing Suprapubic Tube Related Injuries – Risk Stratification and Recommendations for Percutaneous Suprapubic Tube Placement: Results of Case Series and Comprehensive Literature Review. Presented at the 2013 New England American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT.
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