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Urology | Male

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 Get Directions

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Christopher J. Kane, MD, is a board-certified urologic oncologist. He has a special interest in treating patients with prostate cancer and has extensive expertise in robotic prostatectomy, open and laparoscopic kidney cancer surgery, and bladder and testes cancer surgery. Dr. Kane performs over 200 robotic cancer surgeries per year and is highly experienced in nerve sparing robotic prostatectomies, robotic radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, and robotic partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer. He is internationally recognized for patient care and research in prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, robotic and minimally invasive surgical treatment of urologic diseases and disorders, and risk stratification and outcomes after treatment. Dr. Kane has authored more than 240 peer-reviewed research articles with a focus on prostate cancer risk factors and outcomes, prostate cancer surgery and minimally invasive surgery for prostate and kidney cancer. He serves on the editorial boards of several major urology journals as well as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Prostate Cancer Management Guidelines Committee. He also co-chairs the National Cancer Institute’s Renal Cell Carcinoma Advisory Task Force. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Kane held leadership positions at UC San Francisco and the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal by UC Davis in 2011. In 2014 he was elected to membership in the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He is a retired Navy Captain and a decorated veteran of Desert Storm. Dr. Kane completed his residency at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, California. He received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Kane is board-certified in urology.

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Dr. Kane's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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in Escondido CA |
This is the surgeon other Urologist refer you to if there is a problem. I suffered injuries from surgical errors performed by another surgeon who was ill prepared to deal with the consequences. When I sought second opinions from other surgeons they all recommended Dr. Kane. I was impressed by the courteous and professional nature of Dr. Kane and his entire staff. I would definitely recommend him!
in San Diego, CA |
The very best urologist and surgeon available in San Diego. A master laparoscopic surgeon. Professor of surgery at UCSD Medical School. Impeccable surgical record. A genuine caring physician and a very nice guy. Performed delicate complicated prostate cancer surgery on me. No complications. Cancer free over a year later.
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Christopher J. Kane, MD, is a board-certified urologic oncologist. He has a special interest in treating patients with prostate cancer and has extensive expertise in robotic prostatectomy, open and laparoscopic kidney cancer surgery, and bladder and testes cancer surgery.

Dr. Kane performs over 200 robotic cancer surgeries per year and is highly experienced in nerve sparing robotic prostatectomies, robotic radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, and robotic partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer. He is internationally recognized for patient care and research in prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, robotic and minimally invasive surgical treatment of urologic diseases and disorders, and risk stratification and outcomes after treatment.

Dr. Kane has authored more than 240 peer-reviewed research articles with a focus on prostate cancer risk factors and outcomes, prostate cancer surgery and minimally invasive surgery for prostate and kidney cancer. He serves on the editorial boards of several major urology journals as well as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Prostate Cancer Management Guidelines Committee. He also co-chairs the National Cancer Institute’s Renal Cell Carcinoma Advisory Task Force.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Kane held leadership positions at UC San Francisco and the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal by UC Davis in 2011. In 2014 he was elected to membership in the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He is a retired Navy Captain and a decorated veteran of Desert Storm. 

Dr. Kane completed his residency at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, California. He received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Kane is board-certified in urology.

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  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Education

  • Medical School
    USUHS F E HEBERT SCH OF MED

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Oakland Naval Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Oakland Naval Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Urology

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery