Rosalia Viterbo, MD, FACS

Dr. Viterbo
(4.9/5.0)
435 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Locations

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Treatment Focus

Robotic surgery and adrenal carcinoma

Treatment Philosophy

Coming from a large family, I believe in an approach to cancer care that involves the individual and the family. Personally, I treat my patients the way I would want my family treated—with honesty, compassion and skill.

Joining Fox Chase Cancer Center is the realization of a personal lifelong goal. The Center brings together the perspectives of innovative physicians and researchers to deliver revolutionary and cutting-edge treatment options to everyone. This tradition fits with my longtime dedication to provide patients with the best medical and surgical care.

I came to Fox Chase from City of Hope National Medical Center where I completed my fellowship in a leading robotic oncology program. Having had experience with more than 1,500 robotic prostatectomies, partial nephrectomy, cystectomy and neobladder, indiana pouch and ileal conduit diversions, I have treated patients with various urologic malignancies. I did this through the use of robotics and minimally invasive surgery, as well as open surgery, when appropriate. At Fox Chase, my goal is to continue offering excellent care and leading edge technology, ultimately to benefit the individual outcome and overall quality of life of my patients.

With today's advancing technology, it is critical for me, as a surgeon, to keep current with the expanding base of knowledge and make contributions that translate into reducing the burden of cancer. This starts with the individual and then applies to populations. This knowledge will be invaluable throughout my career as I care for my patients, make decisions, assume leadership responsibilities and respond to complex situations.

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Educational Background

  • Fellow, Robotic Urologic Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
  • Resident, General Surgery and Urology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 2000

Certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Memberships

  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • American Urological Association
  • Philadelphia Urological Society
  • American College of Surgeons

Joe Kline

  • Kidney Cancer

My journey with kidney cancer actually started when I fell in my driveway and injured my eye. I had to go to the hospital for treatment, and they gave me anesthesia before stitching up the eye. After they sent me home, I had trouble urinating.

The doctors said it was probably a side effect of the anesthesia. But a couple of days later, when I had to go back to the hospital for a follow-up procedure, it hadn’t gotten better. By then, my bladder was so full I felt like I would explode.

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Al De Carlo

  • Kidney Cancer

Now that I’m 74 and retired, I spend most of my time outside or in the garage. Since my service in the Navy, where I worked as a ship fitter, taking care of the plumbing and mechanical issues, I’ve always been fascinated with machines and how they work. So for me, as crazy as it seems to my wife, working outside, tinkering with machines, and splitting wood, isn’t hard work – it’s my playtime.

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Jack Pressman

  • Kidney Cancer

When Jack Pressman was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, his urologist recommended he be treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center. At preadmission testing, Fox Chase pathologists detected a small lesion on his kidney. Dr. Rosalia Viterbo, who was treating Jack, recommended a prostatectomy and then a partial nephrectomy to remove the tumor and a portion of his kidney, once he recovered from the first surgery. Both procedures, which used the robotic approach, were a success. "All of the people at Fox Chase are terrific," he said. "I have been to my share of hospitals over the years, but I have never met so many nice people as I met at Fox Chase. They don’t keep you waiting, and it is easy to tell that they really care about their patients."

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Mike Phillips

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

When Mike Phillips was diagnosed with kidney cancer, he sought treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where he underwent a partial nephrectomy. Unfortunately, the cancer returned six years later, in 2011, and this time both kidneys were affected. During this time, Mike was also having other health complications, including prostate cancer and a left hemispheric stroke that had no residual effects. In 2015, he received a kidney transplant and has been doing well since. "Now, fully recovered, I continue to do part-time business consulting, given my 45 years of business experience, 30 years in the world of franchising, and 15 in senior care/housing," Mike said, adding, "I hope to start volunteering soon at Fox Chase to provide phone counseling for patients who are dealing with cancer. My advice to others is to be the boss; it is your body, and you must be the captain of your ship."

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Research Interests

  • Prostate cancer
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery, including prostatectomy, nephrectomy and cystectomy with neobladder and indiana pouch diversion
  • Robotic salvage prostatectomy
  • Prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer

Selected Publications

Correa AF, Handorf E, Joshi SS, Geynisman DM, Kutikov A, Chen DY, Uzzo RG, Viterbo R, Greenberg RE, Smaldone MC. Differences in Survival Associated with Performance of Lymph Node Dissection in Patients with Invasive Penile Cancer: Results from the National Cancer Database. J Urol, 199(5):1238-44, 2018. PubMed

435 patient satisfaction reviews

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

Overall Rating

4.9 / 5.0

Ratings Breakdown

4.9
Gives easy to understand instruction
5.0
Explains in a way you understand
4.9
Listens carefully to you
5.0
Shows respect for what you say
4.9
Spends enough time with you

100 patient comments

  • No Star Ratings Available
    March 30, 2022

    Dr. Viterbo operated on me over 10 years ago and she still has a good knowledge of my case. An amazing doctor.

  • 5.0
    March 29, 2022

    Excellent, attentive care.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    March 26, 2022

    Dr Viterbo is phenomenal

  • 5.0
    March 21, 2022

    Excellent experience! Dr Viterbo and her staff are very engaged, personable, and really care! They are the best!

  • 5.0
    March 18, 2022

    All staff went above & beyond.

  • 5.0
    March 18, 2022

    The staff at Fox Chase is excellent!

  • 5.0
    March 11, 2022

    I had a very good experience with nurse/assistant -

  • 5.0
    March 5, 2022

    Rosalia Viterbo's staff is simply the finest I've experienced from any medical care provider to date.

  • 5.0
    March 1, 2022

    Awesome dr., nurses and staff.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    February 28, 2022

    Dr Viterbo is the quintessential oncologic urologist. She genuinely cares about her patients and is sensitive to her patient's needs.

  • 5.0
    February 28, 2022

    A+ to all involved in my care.

  • 3.8
    February 17, 2022

    I have always been treated like family . The best care I have ever experienced .

  • 5.0
    February 12, 2022

    I was late to the appointment and everyone was still courteous and took their time with me.

  • 5.0
    February 9, 2022

    Very good provider and staff.

  • 5.0
    February 8, 2022

    Dr. spent more time with me than I expected. I am very comfortable in her care.

  • 5.0
    February 5, 2022

    It's always a great visit they are all very nice and professional and we need that in the health and medical field

  • 5.0
    January 31, 2022

    Dr. Viterbo is a top notch physician. She is skilled, thorough and really cares about my well-being. I am fortunate to be one of her patients.

  • 5.0
    January 31, 2022

    The whole experience that day, was excellent. The whole staff, and the nurses, we're very helpful, and they were very nice.

  • 5.0
    January 31, 2022

    Dr. Viterbo and her staff are the BEST.

  • 5.0
    January 27, 2022

    The BEST!

  • No Star Ratings Available
    January 25, 2022

    Dr Viterbo is very clear regarding my health during these follow up visits.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    January 24, 2022

    I am very happy with Doctor Viterbo's guidance and guidance

  • 5.0
    January 12, 2022

    I am amazed every visit! Dr. Viterbo is a rock star. The best doctor ever was involved. The best!!!

  • 5.0
    January 11, 2022

    Dr Viterbo is a warm and caring physician and I consider myself fortunate to have her.

  • 5.0
    January 11, 2022

    Excellent service

  • 5.0
    January 11, 2022

    Great always upbeat! Would not have any other doctor!!!

  • 5.0
    January 5, 2022

    Always a good experience with Dr. Viterbo.

  • 5.0
    January 5, 2022

    Dr. Viterbo is the best! Grateful for her wonderful care!

  • 5.0
    January 4, 2022

    The staff was very attentive & concerned.

  • 5.0
    December 11, 2021

    Hats off to Dr. Viterbo me and my brother highly appreciate her care!! Excellent Person Excellent Urologist glad God lead us to her!!

  • 5.0
    November 26, 2021

    Excellent care.

  • 5.0
    November 18, 2021

    Excellent care

  • 5.0
    November 13, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo and her staff are the BEST!!!

  • 5.0
    November 11, 2021

    We were VERY impressed with the entire team we saw for our initial visit and the promptness of getting things done. Dr Viterbo and her team are great!!!

  • 5.0
    October 27, 2021

    Dr Viterbo spent a generous amount of time to discuss my diagnosis and treatment options. She was caring and very detailed in her explanation.

  • 5.0
    October 26, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo and her staff are THE BEST!!!

  • 5.0
    October 25, 2021

    Dr. V. is a superior human being.

  • 5.0
    October 24, 2021

    DR Viturbo and staff were excellent

  • 5.0
    October 19, 2021

    I would recommend Dr. Viterbo to anyone who needs a doctor in her speciality, she's caring, kind and tells you the truth.

  • 5.0
    October 16, 2021

    Good experience

  • No Star Ratings Available
    October 16, 2021

    Would like more clarity on "concern" of elevated PSA

  • 5.0
    October 8, 2021

    Finally, someone listened to me!

  • 5.0
    October 8, 2021

    I am extremely pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Viterbo and all of her staff.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    October 1, 2021

    When I first visited Dr. Veterbo she explained what I could expect and set up a time for my operation right away, I believe getting my operation done without delay is why I am cancer free today.

  • 5.0
    September 29, 2021

    Love Dr.Viterbo, she is the best. Thank you for everything.

  • 5.0
    September 28, 2021

    Phenomenal care and treatment.

  • 5.0
    September 25, 2021

    Very happy. To have her as my doctorShe cares

  • No Star Ratings Available
    September 24, 2021

    Dr Viterbo is the best. She is to the point, caring, and will help you with any questions you ask.

  • 5.0
    September 24, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo and her staff are simply amazing , I am more than pleased with all the care that I am receiving. I am happy that I chose Fox Chase for my cancer care . Dr Viterbo is an amazing doctor she truly cares for your health and well-being. I am blessed that she is my doctor.

  • 5.0
    September 20, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo is very professional and seems to care about her patients. I have recommended her to a friend.

  • 5.0
    September 20, 2021

    Dr.Viterbo answered my many questions fully and seemed patient oriented. All staff members friendly and professional.

  • 5.0
    September 19, 2021

    This was my first visit to Dr Viterbo and I am very impressed with her manner and professionalism.

  • 5.0
    September 11, 2021

    The Dr was great

  • 5.0
    September 7, 2021

    Completely satisfied

  • 5.0
    August 29, 2021

    DR Rosalia Viterbo is the best hands down I recommend her to everyone willing to listen along with nurse [...] and their team I am getting exceptional care .

  • No Star Ratings Available
    August 27, 2021

    Would not go to any other Dr!

  • 5.0
    August 25, 2021

    Very good experience

  • 5.0
    August 20, 2021

    This was my first visit. I was very happy with my appointment from start to finish.

  • 5.0
    August 12, 2021

    I have a great deal of confidence in the care I am receiving.

  • 5.0
    August 4, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo & [...] are an excellent team. Well coordinated, not rushed yet took appropriate time.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 28, 2021

    She's an excellent, intelligent, diligent and humble person

  • 5.0
    July 28, 2021

    The Concern for my well-being was beyond professional.In my personal experience Dr Viterbo and her staff exuded a human factor oft not found in clinical settings today. Thank you FCCC and staff

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 28, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo is a professional who has cared for me for the last 11 years. I have recommended her to several friends and work colleagues. I and my family appreciate her knowledge and skills. Also she listens. I am thankful for her care

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 28, 2021

    Dr Viterbo is excellent and I trust her. She has always explained my condition to me and genuinely cares. She is an excellent doctor and person.

  • 5.0
    July 28, 2021

    Great visit

  • 3.5
    July 28, 2021

    Dr Viterbo brings a certain humanity and empathy along with her expertise which makes you feel that she cares about your well being.

  • 5.0
    July 28, 2021

    Dr Viterbo is the best.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 28, 2021

    I love this Dr's team.

  • 5.0
    July 26, 2021

    Dr. Vitterbo is the best! I would recommend her to anyone.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 25, 2021

    Excellent and caring physician.

  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021

    I love Dr. Viterbo and her staff. When I go there for a appointment they always treat me like I am a part of their family and they really care about my condition. My father was a patient of Dr. Viterbo's several years ago and gave him such good care that I am now a patient of hers and can't tell you how comfortable I feel having her as my physician.

  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo went tout of her way to secure a hospital entry for me in a very short time period. In hospital, she attended to my care in the course of a very long day on a holiday weekend, as did her associates/assistants. I was, and am, very pleased with her treatment of me, and her attention to my problem. Hospital stay was as pleasant as ;possible, under the circumstances.

  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021

    I have an on going cancer condition since 2004 treated by several doctors/hospitals without a doubt,Fox Chase and Dr.Viterbo are the best and in control of my condition and I thank god I am in their hands.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 24, 2021

    Dr Viterbo is outstanding!

  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021

    Dr Viturbo is a very carIng person which is more important than you might think.

  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021

    Dr Virterbo and staff are the best treated me with the best care and concern for my health

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 23, 2021

    I have always felt privileged to be treated by Dr Viterbo.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 19, 2021

    Excellant

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 18, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo is the best.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    July 18, 2021

    I constantly talk up Dr.Viterbro and her staff to my family and co workers . Fox chase has the best staff here. Everyone seems happy like Disney world.

  • 5.0
    July 2, 2021

    Smooth.

  • 5.0
    June 26, 2021

    good experience

  • No Star Ratings Available
    June 24, 2021

    Dr. Viterbo has always spent time with me in explaining my diagnosis, treatment and what outcome to expect. She has never seemed to rush our visits and certainly have recommended her to other people in our 55+ neighborhood in the [...] Delaware area.

  • 5.0
    June 17, 2021

    My first appointment with Dr. Viterbo was on [...] when I received a 2nd opinion on my prostate cancer diagnosis and she spent over an hour with me discussing the robotic procedure to remove my prostate and how she will do everything to minimize nerve severing during the procedure. [...] I had my follow up appointment with Dr. Viterbo to review my recent bloodwork and was told I had a " Zero Prostate", which is what she was said I should receive since reviewing my pathology tests on my lymph nodes during surgery and post surgery pathology tests showing that she got everything. Needless to say - I am becoming Dr. Viterbo's BIGGEST FAN for what she has done for me and I have become an major advocate to promote Mens Health by getting your prostate checked on a regular basis.[...]

  • No Star Ratings Available
    June 4, 2021

    dr was very compassionate and helpful. Very straightforward and complete with her explanation as to what exactly needed to happen.

  • 5.0
    June 2, 2021

    Great experience over all. Provider was very knowledgeable and provided excellent comments and recommendations. Staff was extremely helpful as well.

  • 5.0
    May 20, 2021

    Great care.

  • 5.0
    May 5, 2021

    Best Doctor and staff possible.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    April 23, 2021

    very clear and Reinsuring voicevery clam

  • 5.0
    April 23, 2021

    Excellent.

  • 5.0
    April 21, 2021

    good and friendly

  • 5.0
    April 15, 2021

    I interviewed Urology Oncologists from [...], [...] & Fox Chase. I decided on Fox Chase because of Dr. Viterbo. Three of her patients are because of me.

  • 5.0
    April 13, 2021

    All good.

  • 5.0
    April 10, 2021

    I've had excellent care by Dr. Viterbo and her staff. They always answer my questions.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    April 7, 2021

    It was a very good experience.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    April 2, 2021

    sincere answers

  • No Star Ratings Available
    April 2, 2021

    all good

  • 5.0
    March 31, 2021

    every encounter with Dr Viterbo , office staff and every encounter at Fox Chase Hospital was excellent and exceeded all expectations.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    March 30, 2021

    Dr Viturbo is a caring and extremely competant medical provider

  • No Star Ratings Available
    March 30, 2021

    I was pleased to have this visit change to a virtual visit. I have recommended Dr. Viterbo to others