About

About

Lee Richstone, MD is the Chief of Urology at the North Shore University Hospital and is Vice Chairman of Urology for the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System.

Dr. Richstone completed medical school at the Cornell University Medical College in New York City. There he won early acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the prestigious national medical honor society. He pursued his urologic training and chief residency at New York Presbyterian (Weill-Cornell) and Memorial Sloan Kettering hospitals. Dr. Richstone completed his fellowship training in urologic laparoscopic and robotic surgery and joined the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in 2007 as Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Richstone is an internationally recognized urologic surgeon who has helped pioneer laparoscopic and robotic surgery for cancer of the prostate, kidney and bladder, as well as for various forms of urinary obstructions. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in leading national and international journals including The Journal of Urology, Urology, The British Journal of Urology, The Journal of Endourology, Cancer, and Cell.

Dr. Richstone is the first to perform robotic radical cystectomy on Long Island and regularly performs neobladder reconstructions completely robotically through small incisions. He has perfomed hundreds of robotic surgeries for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer, with a focus on preserving urinary continence and sexual function. Dr. Richstone has also pioneered Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery (LESS), where entire laparoscopic operations are performed only through the belly button, with no other scars. In fact, Dr. Richstone is one of only a few surgeons in the United States to have performed single site partial nephrectomy and prostatectomy.

Dr. Richstone is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), the America Urological Association (AUA), and the Endourological Society (EUS).

Dr. Richstone is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the E. Darracott Vaughan Prize for Excellence in Urology (2000), The Ferdinand C. Valentine Urology Essay Prize (First Place, 2005), The American Urological Association-Ambrose Reed Socioeconomic Essay Contest (First Place, 2005), and the Weill-Cornell Distinguished House Officer Award (2005). Dr. Richstone was awarded the Stryker and Nagamatsu Fellowship (2007), and won first prize at the Endourology Society Fellowship Paper Award the same year. Dr. Richstone won first prize at the AUA Research Foundation for Outstanding Research awarded at the 2010 AUA National Meeting in San Francisco.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Urology - American Board of Urology

  • Administrative titles

    • Acting Chairman of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • Cornell University Medical College

  • Residencies

    • New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Internships

    • New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Affiliations

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

450 Lakeville Road, Suite M41Lake Success, NY 11042
1000 Northern Boulevard, Suite 120Great Neck, NY 11021

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Most recent comments

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08/07/2018
"Chief of Department; doesn't get any better and I quickly realized that he was knowledgeable and confident of about the findings of my concerns."
07/18/2018
"Satisfied."
07/05/2018
"He is extremely intelligent and knew his medical relate job very well."
06/26/2018
"I have been a patient of Dr. Richstone since my prostate surgery in 2008. I now live in Cary North Carolina and continue to see Dr. Richstone once a year at my request. He takes his time to answer any of my questions. He has been instrumental in setting up referrals here in North Carolina when needed. His surgery was so successful that my life style has not been altered. His concern for his patients and his skill as surgeon is why I continue to see him."
06/22/2018
"Always recommend people to Dr. Richstone he is the best."
06/22/2018
"I recommend Dr. Richstone all the time."
06/13/2018
"Physician made me feel relaxed."
05/24/2018
"The doctors office set an appointment time and the doctor was right on time. No waiting, was very impressed with the doctors expertise and knowledge."
05/11/2018
"Doctor Richstone is an asset to your hospital and I always highly recommend him to friends and family."
04/20/2018
"This physician is a god-send. I have faith in him and I know he is dedicated to his job. God bless him."
02/13/2018
"I have 100% confidence in Dr. Richstone. He was very engaged, answered all my questions and made me feel that I had a partner in my health care."
02/05/2018
"Dr. Richstone is a doctor I will absolutely recommend and return to with confidence in the future if necessary."
01/06/2018
"Dr. Richstone & Kavosse did my heart real good - Best of the best!"
12/29/2017
"I have recommended Dr. Richstone twice already I love him and his concern he has for me and my health."
12/02/2017
"Lee Richstone, MD, is an amazingly thorough doctor who really cares about his patients' well-being."
10/31/2017
"Dr. Richstone is awesome."
10/18/2017
"Terrific."
09/20/2017
"Great."
09/19/2017
"Dr. Richstone excellent physician."
09/16/2017
"Not a pleasant experience!"
08/28/2017
"Dr Richstone is an exceptional physcian. Very confident in his care."
08/25/2017
"Dr. Richstone makes me feel very relaxed. His staff is also excellent."
08/01/2017
"very good."
07/15/2017
"Good"
06/28/2017
"I will see him again."
06/21/2017
"This dr. is a very good dr. He knows his job. I wish I could see him for ALL MY MEDICAL needs. He is friendly. He knows what he is doing. I love to see this dr. The waiting time is short and everything is fine. Great doctor."
06/20/2017
"bad"
06/12/2017
"I FELT SOME WHAT HURRY ALONG BUT POLITELY"
06/06/2017
"I had full confidence in Dr.Richstone. He had great bedside manner and made sure all appointments happened fast and a priority. As a 32 year old with renal cell carcinoma he made my case quite a priority and from April to the end of May he made everything as easy as something that hard could be. from cat scan to biopsy to surgery to post op."
05/25/2017
"Overall I'm very, very satisfied with my doctor."
05/13/2017
"the absolute BEST. I have already recommended Dr Richstone to many friends"
05/01/2017
"full confidence in provider"
04/19/2017
"Lee Richstone is amazing!!"
03/21/2017
"This was my first visit with Dr. Richstone. I felt very confident with him for my health and decisions."
03/04/2017
"I would recommend this provider to others."
01/10/2017
"Dr.Richstone is an excellent doctor and shows great compassion for patients I think he is GREAT."
12/30/2016
"Experience was good."
12/22/2016
"Very good."
11/30/2016
"Dr Lee Richstone is very knowledgeable and I trust him with my health problems"
11/22/2016
"He spent time & answered all questions, although he seemed rushed throughout."
11/17/2016
"Excellent -"
10/25/2016
"Very good."
09/18/2016
"it was good"
09/09/2016
"Couldn't ask for a more respectful, intelligent, courteous, knowledgeable dr. Dr. Richstone is a perfect human being!"
09/02/2016
"Good -"
08/23/2016
"All OK."
08/01/2016
"Very good."
07/18/2016
"ALL GOOD NO ISSUES AT ALL"
06/23/2016
"Couldn't ask for a better experience. #10. 100%."
06/18/2016
"so far everything has been very good thank you"
05/31/2016
"Dr. Richstone is an excellent doctor and would use him again/and recommend him highly."
05/09/2016
"Excellent."
04/19/2016
"My care provider made me feel very relax & comfortable. My nervousness subsided."
04/08/2016
"Dr. Richstone is a very good dr.! He really care for my and my wife."
04/06/2016
"Dr. Richstone keeps me alive."
03/28/2016
"Good."
03/18/2016
"Good. Very accommodating."
03/04/2016
"He was excellent and I have recommended him to others"
02/26/2016
"Dr. Richstone great doctor."
02/10/2016
"Good."
01/25/2016
"Good"
01/12/2016
"Excellent very happy experience."
12/19/2015
"Doctor Richstone is an excellent doctor/surgeon. I would rate him to be the very best of all physicians I have ever encountered in my 62 years. My confidence and trust in him could not be any higher. I would recommend him to everyone"
12/02/2015
"My experience is kindness care, like a son caring for his dad."
12/01/2015
"all good I could not have found a better doctor and he has great staff to"
04/22/2015
"My friend is seeing Dr. R_____ next week."
03/17/2015
"Very good experience."
12/03/2014
"Excellent."
09/22/2014
"Professional, courteous, knowledgeable, confident."
05/16/2014
"I will recommend."
01/31/2014
"Would not recommend to others!"
01/16/2014
"Excellent!"

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