Justin Friedlander, MD

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Clinical Locations

Professor, Urology/Urologic Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Specialties

Treatment Focus

Kidney and ureteral stones, Benign prostatic hyperplasia: Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, Ureteroscopy, Laser lithotripsy, Shock wave lithotripsy, Metabolic stone disease management, Staghorn calculi, Cystinuria, Upper urinary tract tumor resection, Bladder stones

 

Treatment Philosophy

I am a Endourologist who specializes in the surgical management and medical prevention of kidney stones and treatment of benign prostate enlargement with Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). I have had extensive training in minimally invasive techniques, and believe that, when necessary, the optimal surgical approach is the one that limits treatment-related side effects while maximizing patient safety and prompt post-operative recovery.

As a specialist focused on management of benign urologic conditions, I pride myself on patient education to help patients and their families better understand and assess their treatment options. I am passionate about creating partnerships with my patients, through which we can individualize plans of care to enhance quality of life and achieve the best possible short and long- term outcomes.

As an academic surgeon, my goal is to provide my patients with the most updated treatment options, by being actively involved in research and technological advancement. I am fortunate to practice at Fox Chase Cancer Center, which fosters a culture of compassion, collaboration, and innovation.

Educational Background

  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Fellowship, Endourology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency, Hofstra/Northwell Smith Institute for Urology, New Hyde Park, NY

Certifications

  • Urology - Board Certification

Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • Endourology Society
  • Research on Calculus Kinetics Society

Honors & Awards

  • Top Doctors, Urology, Philadelphia Magazine, 2019-2022

Research Interests

  • Improving patient adherence with medical management of nephrolithiasis
  • Alternatives to pharmacotherapy for medical management of nephrolithiasis
  • Economics of nephrolithiasis treatment

 

Selected Publications

Nourin A, Higgins A, Friedlander JI. Pyelolithotomy, Ureterolithotomy, and Anatrophic Nephrolithotomy. In: Kavoussi LR, Bishoff JT (Eds). Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery, 4th edition. Elsevier: Philadelphia, in press.

Ghiraldi, EM and Friedlander JI. Cost-Effective Strategies for Stone Management. In: Smith, AD, Preminger G, Kavoussi LR, Badlani G (Eds). Smith’s Textbook of Endourology, 4th edition. Wiley & Sons: London, 2019.

Friedlander JI. Pyelolithotomy and ureterolithotomy. In: Kavoussi LR, Bishoff JT (Eds). Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery, 3rd edition. Elsevier: Philadelphia, 2017, pp 229-233

Additional Publications