Dr. Bernard Bochner, MD

Dr. Bernard Bochner, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Bernard Bochner, MD is an oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in oncology.

300 E 66th St

New York, NY 10065

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bochner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Bladder Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Bochner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bochner "I am a urologic surgeon who specializes in surgery for men and women with cancers of the genitourinary system. Examples of the specific tumors that I treat include cancers of the bladder, prostate, and kidney. My main areas of expertise include radical surgical procedures for invasive bladder cancer and reconstructive surgery of the urinary system following radical cystectomy or pelvic exenteration. Removal of the bladder, also called radical cystectomy, serves as the standard for definitive treatment of high-risk bladder tumors and can provide a cure in the majority of patients with early, invasive lesions. Function-sparing procedures (including preservation of the nerves responsible for erectile function and advanced reconstructive techniques that re-create the natural urination pathway after bladder removal) are also performed to provide an excellent postoperative quality of life. I am also actively involved in clinical research to determine which treatments are most likely to maximize individual patients' chances of a cure. I have served as the lead investigator for an international effort to develop an outcomes nomogram, which provides a tool to more accurately estimate a patient's risk for recurrence after treatment for bladder cancer. This tool will provide patients and doctors with better information regarding the need for subsequent treatment (i.e., chemotherapy) following surgery. I am also the principal investigator of other studies evaluating how improved surgical quality or advanced diagnostic imaging may help us in the management of genitourinary tumors. I joined the MSKCC staff in 2000 in the Department of Urology and currently hold the position of Associate Attending Surgeon. I serve as the coordinator of the bladder cancer multi-disciplinary working group and am co-Director of the Pelvic Reconstruction/Surgery Group at MSKCC. I am actively involved in urologic oncology at the national level, serving as faculty for post-graduate courses in urologic oncology for the American Urological Association. I also serve on the program organizing committee within the Society of Urologic Oncology, and editorial boards for urology-related journals. Additionally I am a reviewer for several peer-reviewed cancer and urology journals."
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1  Specialties

  • Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

141  Conditions Treated

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29  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Bladder Reconstruction With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urostomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bochner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bochner's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bochner to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Bochner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Bernard Bochner treated me for a rare bladder cancer 6 years ago today. From the moment my wife and I met him, I knew he was the surgeon for me. Dr. Bochner is not only a highly skilled surgeon but a gentleman as well. Since my surgery I have referred both friends and my own patients to Dr...more
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He saved my life and more important gave me a life to live in a normal fashion. He is caring and a listener no matter how busy he is.
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