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Premal J. Desai, M.D. is a board-certified urologist specialty trained in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for urologic cancers. He is a diplomat and board-certified by the American Board of Urology and an active member of many recognized societies, such as the American Urologic Association and the Los Angeles County Medical Association.
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Desai excelled throughout his education. He attended high school at Harvard Westlake in Studio City 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 his general surgery internship and general urology residency training at the esteemed Loma Linda University.
He completed a highly competitive specialty fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Arizona. There he trained in robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery with a specialization in prostate, bladder and kidney cancer while also serving as Assistant Professor of Urology.
Dr. Desai has been published numerous times in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Urology, Urology, Transplantation, and the British Journal of Urology. He has given presentations of his research, both nationally and internationally, which has consistently earned him accolades from his peers.
He has received excellent surgical training and gained valuable experience, but Dr. Desai believes that providing the most compassionate care and working with his patients in a team approach are just as paramount to being a skilled physician.
Albany Medical College, Albany NY
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
Assistant Professor of Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
American Urologic Association
American Urologic Association, Western Section
Los Angeles County Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
Los Angeles Urological Society
Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery
Areas of Expertise and Interest:
-Robotic-assisted (Da Vinci) radical prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
-Laparoscopic/ Robot assisted (Da-Vinci) partial nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer
-Laparoscopic/ Robot assisted (Da-Vinci) pyeloplasty
-PVP “green light” laser prostate surgery for BPH
-Plasma Vaporization and resection of the Prostate (“TURiP”) for BPH
-Holmium laser endoscopic treatment for kidney stone disease
-Minimally invasive procedures for both male and female urinary incontinence