Dr. Steven Brandes, MD

Dr. Steven Brandes, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Steven Brandes, MD is an urology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in urology.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Urology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 11

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthLink
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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

Urethral Stricture
very high
more than 95% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Brandes'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.

Dr. Brandes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brandes "Dr. Steven B. Brandes, a world-renowned expert and thought leader in urologic reconstructive surgery, has been appointed Chief of Reconstructive Urologic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Brandes joins NewYork-Presbyterian after 17 years at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he served as Chief of the Section of Reconstructive Urology, Urology Residency Program Director, and Director of the Reconstructive Urology Fellowship Training Program."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brandes "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

  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

32  Conditions Treated


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32  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bladder Reconstruction
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Direct Vision Internal Urethrotomy (DVIU)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Reimplantation
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urostomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Calif San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brandes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Brandes is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Brandes' Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Brandes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have a lot of health issues and have been seen by alot of doctors as a result. But I've never been treated as poorly as I was by Brandes. The arrogance and complete lack of empathy was alarming. He spent very little time with me during my initial consult and slipped away before I had a chance to...more
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Dr. Brandes performed a psoas hitch surgery on me in 2012. I have had numerous major surgeries comma radiation, and chemotherapy as a child. I only have my left kidney, and had a ureteral blockage due to scar tissue. Dr. Brandes saved my kidney, and return me during normal kidney function with no...more
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