Dr. Elias Hyams, MD

Dr. Elias Hyams, MD

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Urology  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o
(5)

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Dr. Elias Hyams, Assistant Professor of Urology at CUMC, has extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment of various urological malignancies, male voiding dysfunction, and urinary tract obstruction. His clinical focus is in "risk-based" screening for prostate cancer, state-of-the-art diagnosis techniques such as image-guided biopsy, and minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer. Dr. Hyams performs a high volume of robotic prostatectomies, a minimally invasive procedure to reduce morbidity and hasten recovery following prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Hyams received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, then completed a urology residency at New York University-Langone Medical Center in New York, NY. He pursued a fellowship in minimally invasive urological surgery at the Brady Institute of Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, then worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH for five years prior to joining the faculty at Columbia. Dr. Hyams' goal is to understand men's preferences for screening and treatment of prostate cancer, and incorporate diverse types of testing (e.g. blood and urine biomarkers, prostate imaging, genetic testing) to determine the need for further care. He has contributed to the development of multiple "decision-aids" to improve screening and treatment decisions, and brings this expertise to the clinic. This experience is critical to ensure men understand tradeoffs and risks associated with prostate cancer detection and treatment, and make decisions that are best for them. Dr. Hyams works closely with other cancer providers at CUMC, such as medical and radiation oncologists, in multi-disciplinary treatment of prostate cancer, as well as urology colleagues to optimize sexual and urinary function after treatment. Dr. Hyams is an active researcher in prostate cancer epidemiology, shared decision-making and quality improvement in urology. His particular interests are in understanding regional variation in prostate cancer care, and how quality of care can be improved. He has an extensive record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, has written numerous scientific reviews and book chapters, and has lectured and presented his research both nationally and internationally. Dr. Hyams provides mentorship and research opportunities for medical students and residents at Columbia with the goal of training the next generation of providers to deliver high quality, evidence-based and compassionate care.

Columbia University Medical Center Urology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 11

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Hyams' Experience

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Dr. Hyams' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Urology
  • Board certified in Urology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • 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 Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery

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

  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hyams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Prostate Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Hyams' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hyams to family and friends
5.0
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Hyams' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Keene |
Incredibly thorough, clear, concise. Good hand at the DaVinci robotic surgery. Thank you very much.
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Dr. Hyams accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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