Meet Rupa Patel, MD

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine – Boston, MA

Internship & Residency

New York University School of Medicine – New York, NY

Languages Spoken

English, Gujurati

Ages Served

All Ages

Dr. Rupa Patel is a female urologist who received her undergraduate degree from Boston University. She went on to receive her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1998, graduating as a member of the prestigious honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her surgical and urologic residency at New York University School of Medicine in 2004. In 2004, Dr. Rupa Patel joined the team at Urological Surgical Associates offering an expertise in female urology, incontinence, voiding dysfunction, laparoscopy and pelvic prolapse repairs.

Dr. Patel, a FPMRS physician, provides comprehensive management of women with pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, lower urinary tract disorders, neurogenic bladder, pelvic organ prolapse (including dropped bladder or cystocele and rectocele) and trauma- and childbirth-related injuries. She specializes in the management of the total female patient with pelvic floor disorders and related sequelae ranges from prevention of these conditions to proper diagnosis and treatment when they occur.

Although Dr. Rupa Patel practices general adult and pediatric urology she specializes in the care of women. She offers an advanced and compassionate approach to the treatment of sensitive and embarrassing urologic conditions that commonly affect women. Her neuro-urology and female urology training was under the guidance of one of the nation’s leading experts, Dr. Victor Nitti.

Additionally, she has had extensive training and expertise in laparoscopy under the direction of an accomplished leader in the field, Dr. Michael Stifelman.

Dr. Rupa Patel is a member of the American Urological Association and The Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology.  She has conducted extensive research and published several articles in leading urology journals.

SPECIALTIES

  • Female Urology
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic Prolapse Repair

CRANFORD

570 South Avenue East
Building A
Cranford, NJ 07016

P. (908) 603-4200

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

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urinary Tract Reconstruction
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • 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
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Urinary Retention
  • Hydronephrosis
  • American Urological Association
  • The Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (1997)
  • Magna Cum Laude, Boston University (1994)
  • 54th Ferdinand C. Valentine Resident Essay Competition, First Prize (2004)
  • 53rd Ferdinand C. Valentine Resident Essay Competition, First Prize (2003)
  • Annual Chief Resident’s Debate, New York Section, AUA, Winner (2003)
  • Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award (2003)
  • AUA / Praecis Pharmaceuticals Gerald P. Murphy Scholar (2003)
  • Society of Male Reproduction and Urology Annual Traveling Award. Seattle, WA Oct 12-17th (2002)
  • 51st Ferdinand C. Valentine Resident Essay Competition, Finalist (2001)
  • NJ Monthly Magazine, Top Doctors (2015)
  • JFK Medical Center – Edison, NJ
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, NJ
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy, NJ

Publications:

  • Melhem ER, Patel R, Whitehead RE, Bhatia RG, Rockwell DT, Jara H.:MR Imaging of Hemorrhagic Brain Lesions: A Comparison of Dual-echo Gradient and Spin-echo and Fast spin-echo techniques: American Journal of Roentgenology 1998 Sep;171(3):797-802.
  • Patel R, Nitti V.:  Bladder Outlet Obstruction in Women: Prevalence, Recognition, and Management: Current Urology Reports 2001 Oct; 2(5): 379-387
  • Patel R, Lepor H.:  Removal of the Urinary Catheter on Postoperative Days 3 and 4 Following Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy: Urology 2003 Jan; 61 (1): 156-160
  • Marinese D, Patel R, Walden PD: Mechanistic investigation of the adrenergic induction of ventral prostate hyperplasia in mice: Prostate 2003 Feb; 54 (3): 230-7
  • Patel R, Fiske J, Lepor H: Tamsulosin Reduces the Risk of Acute Urinary Retention Following Early Catheter Removal Following Radical Retropubic Prostatatectomy: Urology 2003 Aug; 62 (2): 287-91
  • Patel R, Caruso R, Stifelman M:  The use of Hemaseel® and Gelfoam® to Repair Collecting System Injuries in a Porcine Model: Implications for the Technique of Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Journal of Endourology 2003; 17(9): 799-804
  • Stifelman M, Patel R: HALS Devices and Operating room set-up: Pearls and Pitfalls: Journal of Endourology 2004; 18(3): 205-208
  • Patel R, Stifelman M.: Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Devices: The Second Generation: Accepted for publication Journal of Endourology 2004
  • Kau E, Patel R, Shah O: Isolated renal vein thrombosis after blunt trauma: Accepted for publication, Urology 2004
  • Patel R, Lepor H, Taneja S: PSA Velocity Accurately Predicts the Response to Salvage Radiotherapy In Men With Biochemical Relapse Following Radical Prostatectomy: Accepted for publication Urology 2004
  • Patel R, Schwartzbard A, Bosco J, Torre P, Taneja S: Renal Tumor with Associated Venous Tumor Thrombus Prolapsing Through the Tricuspid Valve During Diastole.: Submitted for publication, Urology 2004
  • Fiske J, Patel R, Kau E, Pappas J, Garcia R, Taneja S: Multiple Oncocytomas in a Patient with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL): Submitted for publication, Journal of Clinical Oncology

Presentations & Published Abstracts:

  • Patel R, Taneja S, Lepor H.:  Prospective Application of PSA Velocity as a Sole Selection Criteria for Radiation Therapy in Patients with Biochemical Relapse Following Radical Prostatectomy.  Poster Session, AUA Annual Meeting 2002, Orlando Fl
  • Padmanabhan P, Schettino CJ, Kramer E, Patel R, Lepor H, Taneja S.: Accuracy of Prostascint and Prostascint – MRI Fusion in the Prediction of Durable Response of Durable Response to Radiation Therapy for Biochemical Relapse after Radical Prostatectomy.  Poster Session, AUA Annual Meeting 2002, Orlando Fl
  • Patel R, McCullopugh A.: A Comparison of the Testicular Duplex Doppler Findings in Infertility vs Pre-vasectomy (fertile) patients:  Poster Session, American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting 2002, Seattle WA
  • Adler A, McCullough A, Patel R, Krey L.: Efficacy and safety of the use of Sildenafil as an aid to ejaculatory failure at the time of in vitro fertilization / intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI): Poster Session, American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting 2002, Seattle WA
  • Patel R, Stifelman M.: daVinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical. Sunnyvale, CA) Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty: Video Session, World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting 2002, Genoa, Italy
  • Patel R, Stifelman M, Taneja S.: daVinci™ Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical. Sunnyvale, CA) Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Video Session, World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting 2002, Genoa, Italy
  • Patel R, Stifelman M.: Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Devices: The Second Generation: Poster Session, World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting 2002, Genoa, Italy
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Emblem PPO/EPO (GHI)
  • Empire BCBS
  • GHI HMO
  • Horizon BCBSNJ
  • Humana
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford
  • Qualcare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • St. Barnabas Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • Wellcare of NJ (Medicare)