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Prof Jerry G Blaivas
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

ICS 2019

Open Discussion ePoster Session 7 E-Poster 1 164 Prostate Stones Following Radiation For Prostate Cancer: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Podium Video Session 13 Video Session 1 - Reconstruction 245 A Simplified Approach to Female Dorsal Buccal Graft Urethroplasty

Podium Video Session 13 Video Session 1 - Reconstruction 247 Transvaginal Bladder Neck Closure

Podium Video Session 24 Video Session 2 - Prolapse and Incontinence 483 Autologous Fascial Pubovaginal Sling: Contemporary Technique

Podium Short Oral Session 30 Pelvic Floor Muscle Assessment and Treatment 550 A New Paradigm For Outpatient Diagnosis And Treatment Of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Utilizing A Mobile App/Software Platform And Remote Patient Visits: Feasibility Study

Podium Short Oral Session 33 Urogynaecology 6 - Mesh / Sling Complications 697 Mesh Sling Complications: Feasibility of Accessing Data From Patients Involved in Mesh Litigation

Podium Short Oral Session 34 Prevalence, Etiology and Quality of Life 711 Nocturia: Correlation Between Bladder Diaries, Questionnaires, and Anamnesis

ICS 2018

Open Discussion ePoster Session 7 Open Discussion ePosters 113 Why Do People Void At Night

Podium Short Oral Session 2 Nocturia 14 Development of Nocturia Phenotypes

Podium Short Oral Session 16 Female Incontinence 281 Safety of Autologous Fascial Pubovaginal Versus Synthetic Midurethral Slings

Podium Short Oral Session 18 Bladder Outlet Obstruction 303 Diagnosis and Treatment of Catheter-Dependent Men After Transurethral Resection of the Prostate and Laser Failures

ICS 2017

Podium Short Oral Session 3 Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 21 Correlation Between Symptom Severity and Bother in Women with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Podium Short Oral Session 11 Physiology and Assessment 232 The Characterization of Overactive Bladder Phenotypes Using Electronic Data Capture

Open Discussion ePoster Session 19 Open Discussion ePosters 2 357 How to Assess Maximum Voided Volume: Comparison Of Maximum Voided Volume Obtained During Uroflow To Maximum Voided Volume Obtained By Frequency Volume Chart in Women

Podium Short Oral Session 31 Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms 2 538 Correlation Between Symptom Severity and Bother in Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Open Discussion ePoster Session 35 Open Discussion ePosters 3 624 Nocturia: Why do People Void at Night?

Open Discussion ePoster Session 35 Open Discussion ePosters 3 701 How to Assess Maximum Voided Volume: Comparison Of Maximum Voided Volume Obtained During Uroflow To Maximum Voided Volume Obtained By Frequency Volume Chart

Non Discussion Abstract Session 41 Non Discussion Abstracts 875 Utility of Bladder Diaries Containing Frequency Volume Charts for Women

Non Discussion Abstract Session 41 Non Discussion Abstracts 884 How to Assess Maximum Voided Volume: Comparison Of Maximum Voided Volume Obtained During Uroflow To Maximum Voided Volume Obtained By Frequency Volume Charts in Men

Non Discussion Abstract Session 41 Non Discussion Abstracts 920 Utility of Bladder Diaries Containing Frequency Volume Chart for Men

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Dr. Blaivas is an internationally renowned urologist with over thirty years of clinical experience. He is Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a preeminent surgeon, academician, educator, writer and editor with an impeccable reputation for honesty and compassion. His clinical expertise ranges from office management of routine lower urinary tract symptoms in men and women to the most complicated and difficult surgical problems. Known as a “doctor’s doctor,” he is considered the “doctor of last resort” by patients and doctors alike when they experience multiple failed treatments.

In addition to a widely acclaimed expertise in routine urologic conditions such as prostate problems in men, pelvic organ prolapse (dropped bladder) in women and incontinence in both sexes, Dr. Blaivas was one of the originators of urodynamics and pioneered many of the current surgical procedures to correct stress incontinence, urinary fistulas, urethral diverticulum, overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder. He is one of the few surgeons who routinely performs reconstructive surgery for prolapse and incontinence without the use of mesh and has a vast experience treating vaginal mesh complications.

He has a particular interest and expertise in complex urologic problems – complications of radiation and prostate surgery, failed incontinence surgery, failed prolapse surgery and has published some of the largest series in the world on urethral reconstruction in women, autologous fascial slings, bladder neck obstruction in women, vesicovaginal fistulas after mesh slings and reduction cystoplasty.

Widely acknowledged as a thought leader and someone who thinks outside the box, Dr. Blaivas has chaired and/or been a member of numerous guideline and standardization committees on stress incontinence in women, BPH in men, nocturia and lower urinary tract terminology.

He is former President of the Urodynamics Society and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal from the New York Academy of Medicine, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, the Victor A. Politano Award from the American Urological Association, the F. Brantley Scott M.D. Award from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, the J. Marion Sims Award from the American Uro-Gynecologic Society and the Paul Zimskind Award from the Urodynamic Society.

In addition, Dr. Blaivas has consistently been listed in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctors: New York from the publications’ inception in 1992 to the present.

Dr. Blaivas is the Founder of the major scientific journal Neurourology & Urodynamics and was Editor-in-Chief from 1982-2006. He has been on the editorial boards of numerous peer review journals and is the author of over 400 peer review scientific articles, book chapters and reviews and has edited seven books. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Society of Pelvic Surgeons, American Urological Association, American College of Surgeons, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, American Urogynecologic Society, and the International Continence Society.

Dr. Blaivas founded the not-for-profit organization, the Institute for Bladder and Prostate Research, which is dedicated to research relating to the lower urinary tract and female genital tract. In addition, he is the author of a book for the lay public on bladder and prostate conditions entitled, Conquering Bladder and Prostate Problems; an Authoritative Guide for Men and Women.

Certification American Board of Urology

Clinical Focus * Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia * Bladder Cancer * Cystectomy * Cystoscopy * Lower urinary tract symptoms * Neurogenic Bladder * Penile Prosthesis Insertion * Photoselective vaporization of the prostate for BPH * Radical Cystectomy * Reconstructive Surgery * Urethral Suspension * Urethral Suspension-Sling Procedure * Urethral stricture surgery * Urethroplasty * Urinary Tract Infection * Urinary urgency


2015 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award NY Academy Of Medicine

2013 Honoree Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Rexonstruction Honored as one of the four founding fathers of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction

2009 Victor A. Politano Award American Urological Association

2007 Jerry G, Blaivas Honorary Lectureship Society of Urodynamics and Female urology Honorary lectureship established

2005 Continence Care Champion National Association of Continence

2004 AUA Visiting Professor Award Pfizer

2000 George F. Slotkin Lectureship AUA- Northeastern Section

1999 Lifetime Achieivement Award Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology

1999 Brantley Scott MD Award American Foundation for Urologic disease


Forde JC, Davila JL, Marks BK, Epstein M, Tsui JF, Weiss JP, Blaivas JG. Urogynecological conditions associated with overactive bladder symptoms in women. Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada; 11(3-4).

Purohit RS, Golan R, Copeli F, Weinberger J, Benedon M, Mekel G, Blaivas JG. Natural History of Low-stage Urethral Strictures. Urology 2017 Oct; 108.

Epstein M, Blaivas J, Wein AJ, Weiss JP. Nocturia treatment outcomes: Analysis of contributory frequency volume chart parameters. Neurourology and urodynamics 2017 Mar;.

Blaivas JG, Forde JC, Davila JL, Policastro L, Tyler M, Aizen J, Badri A, Purohit RS, Weiss JP. Surgical treatment of detrusor underactivity: a short term proof of concept study. International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology; 43(3).

Osterberg EC, Schulster M, Blaivas JG, Maganty A, Lee DJ, Purohit RS. Urethroplasty Improves Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Men With Anterior Urethral Strictures. Urology 2016 Jul; 93.

Blaivas JG, Tsui JF, Mekel G, Benedon MS, Li B, Friedman FM, Weinberger JM, Weedon J, Weiss JP. Validation of the lower urinary tract symptom score. The Canadian journal of urology 2015 Oct; 22(5).

Blaivas JG. Synthetic Sling for Index Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence: Not the Correct Choice. The Journal of urology 2015 Jul; 194(1).

Nassau D, Avulova S, Friedman FM, Weiss JP, Blaivas JG. Prediction of nocturia severity in men: nocturnal urine overproduction vs race or metabolic risk factors. JAMA surgery 2015 Feb; 150(2).

Avulova S, Blanker MH, van Doorn B, Weiss JP, Bosch JL, Tsui JF, Khusid JA, Golombos D, Blaivas JG. Determinants of nocturia severity in men, derived from frequency-volume charts. Scandinavian journal of urology 2015 Apr; 49(2).

Blaivas JG, Tsui JF, Amirian M, Ranasinghe B, Weiss JP, Haukka J, Tikkinen KA. Relationship between voided volume and the urge to void among patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. Scandinavian journal of urology 2014 Dec; 48(6).

Badri AV, Purohit RS, Skenazy J, Weiss JP, Blaivas JG. A review of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease. Current urology reports 2014 Sep; 15(9).

Blaivas JG, Mekel G. Management of urinary fistulas due to midurethral sling surgery. The Journal of urology 2014 Oct; 192(4).

Thorner DA, Blaivas JG, Tsui JF, Kashan MY, Weinberger JM, Weiss JP. Outcomes of reduction cystoplasty in men with impaired detrusor contractility. Urology 2014 Apr; 83(4).

Nordling J, Blaivas JG. Should urinary diversion for bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis include cystectomy? No. The Journal of urology 2014 Feb; 191(2).

Tsui JF, Weinberger JM, Kashan M, Weiss JP, Robinson BD, Blaivas JG. Bladder lipoma. The Journal of urology 2013 Oct; 190(4).

Prof Jerry G Blaivas declared on the Sunday 23rd June 2019 that they had the following existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations:

Medico-legal Expert Vaginal Mesh Litigation

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Institute for Bladder and Prostate Research

  • Director or employee


  • Equity Interests


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