Dr. Ardavan Akhavan, MD

Dr. Ardavan Akhavan, MD

Pediatric Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
38 y/o

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Dr. Ardavan Akhavan, MD is a pediatric urology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in pediatric urology.Read his story

Weill Cornell Pediatric Urology

525 E 68th St # F-935

New York, NY 10065
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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Dr. Akhavan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Akhavan "As the former Director of Pediatric Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Dr. Akhavan is one of the country's most experienced pediatric robotic surgeons. With robotic surgery, Dr. Akhavan strives to optimize patient outcomes while minimizing discomfort, length of hospitalization, and time to return to normal activities. Dr. Akhavan has particular expertise in robotic surgery on infants and children with congenital disorders of the kidney, ureter, and bladder, including vesicoureteral reflux and ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Dr. Akhavan is also one of only a few providers in the country with expertise in complex major robotic reconstruction, including robotic mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy and bladder neck reconstruction for children with incontinence secondary to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury or spina bifida. Dr. Akhavan attended the Horace Mann School, and then graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, followed by medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his general surgery and urology residencies at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, followed by a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the Seattle Children's Hospital,where he was also an instructor in Pediatric Urology. Dr. Akhavan then became an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, where he developed and directed their program in Pediatric Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery for several years before joining the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Akhavan will be seeing patients at the Upper East Side and Park Slope campuses."
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This content was provided by Dr. Akhavan "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Urology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

21  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Circumcision, Pediatric
  • Cystometry
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Uroflowmetry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Ardavan Akhavan, MD
Dr. Akhavan and the rest of his office staff are truly exceptional.  When our son had his kidney issues at birth, we were obviously concerned.  Dr. Akhavan not only set us at ease, but also instilled confidence in us that all would be well.  He took the time to thoroughly explain our son's...Read More
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New York, NY – Aug 10, 2018
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We had the pleasure of having Dr. Akhavan when he was a doc in Baltimore,md. He made me feel comfortable as a parent he explained things so I could understand what was going on with my son.. Thanks to Dr. A my son has had no problems and his surgery was two years ago. He is a wonderful man and a...Read More
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Lauren Bennett (Tyler) in salisbury MD – Aug 23, 2017
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Can't say enough good about Dr. Akhavan! He is so personable and easy to talk to. He took wonderful care of our daughter.
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