Dr. Karim Touijer, MD

Dr. Karim Touijer, MD

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Dr. Karim Touijer, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He has been practicing for 25 years.

1275 York Ave

New York, NY 10065

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • 13 More

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Top Care Areas


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Kidney Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Prostate Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Touijer "I am a surgeon who specializes in the treatment of genitourinary cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder, testis, and adrenals). My primary interest is the study of innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques -- such as laparoscopy, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, and image-guided therapies -- to treat prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular, and adrenal cancers. I am an expert in the use of advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques to treat urologic cancers. The types of surgery I perform include: Nerve Sparing Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) for prostate cancer Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy (removal of the bladder) and Urinary Diversion for invasive bladder cancer Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy (removal of the tumor only and preserving the rest of the kidney) for kidney cancers. I am fortunate to have world-class colleagues from medical oncology, radiology, and radiation oncology with whom I work closely in a multidisciplinary fashion to offer the best treatment for our patients. My clinical research focuses on the comparison of minimally invasive surgery to conventional open surgery with regards to cancer control and impact on the quality of life of our patients. An additional focus of my research is the development of continuous quality improvement and assessing its impact on surgical outcome. After a completing a fellowship in urologic oncology and advanced laparoscopic oncology at MSKCC, I joined the attending staff of MSKCC's Urology Service in 2004. I am board certified by the American Board of Urology, a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the American Urological Association, the European Association of Urology, and other national and international societies; additionally I serve as a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed urology and cancer journals."


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  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureterovesical Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Undescended Testicles
  • 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
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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


  • Hassan Institute Of Medical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Touijer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Touijer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Touijer to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Touijer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Merrick ny |
I had my prostate removed 4/3/17. Today I went for my follow up. Cancer free. Dr Touijer is truly a rock star. From the get go he told me exactly what was gonna happen and he nailed it. His staff is beyond amazing. Dr touijer never minced words. He told me I had advanced cancer but yet his mannerism was comforting. His confidence made me feel hopeful and today I am walking around and doing my normal activities. If u have to chose a surgeon dr touijer should be ur 1st and last stop
in West Caldwell, N.J. |
An experienced, compassionate surgeon. I had an aggressive prostate cancer that had not metastasized and Dr. Touijer performed a radical prostatectomy before it matatasized.
I absolutely LOVE Dr. TOUIJER. He is so caring and has amazing people skills
in New York |
Dr. Touijier, is a lovely, kind, gentle man. He is a brilliant Doctor who treated me with consideration and intelligence. I had a dual problem, my gaul bladder needed to come out but during the process they found renal cancer. I was having a laparscopic surgery and Dr. Touijer contacted Dr. Allen to collaberate and remove my gaul bladder during the same surgery. I have recommended him to family and friends. They all had good positive experiences .
in Plattsburgh, NY |
It has now been over three years since prostate surgery. I waited this period of time so I could reflect purposefully on the operation and follow-up. I was most impressed with the surgery leaving the hospital in less than 24 hours with little to no pain and without the need to take any medication. The procedure was done laparoscopically, and today there is no indication any surgery was ever done. In follow-up visits, Dr.Touijer has been interested in the outcome of the surgery and in my progress
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Dr. Touijer accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • 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
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Touijer has admitting privileges

Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
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