About

About

Dr Kavoussi is Chairman and Waldbaum-Gardiner Professor of Urology. He is a world renowned who specializes in Urologic cancers(kidney, prostate, testicle) and kidney obstruction. He has over 400 publications and multiple books. He is Editor of the Bible" of urology

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Urology - American Board of Urology

  • Administrative titles

    • Interim Chairman of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Chairman - Health System of Urology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Chairman - Health System of Urology, North Shore University Hospital

  • Academic titles

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

  • Chief resident

    • Washington University - St Louis MO

  • Medical school

    • State University of New York at Buffalo (Medicine)

  • Residencies

    • Washington University - St Louis MO

    • Washington University - St Louis MO

  • Internships

    • Washington University - St Louis MO

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Steven and Alexandra Cohen Childrens Med Ctr of NY

    • Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

450 Lakeville Road, Suite M41Lake Success, NY 11042

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09/12/2018
"such a warm and caring Dr is hard to find A+++++++ ! i NEVER participate in surveys but when I saw this invite I was So happy to do it for Dr. Kavussi and the whole staff!"
08/28/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi and Dr. Mehta take time to listen to my concerns and have researched my complex medical history. They have taken time with me and always listen to my concerns and address them thoroughly. They respect and understand how my past medical complications impact me as a patient today. They put my mind at ease by answering my questions and addressing my concerns."
08/28/2018
"Very happy with this doctor! Answers all my questions & staff is wonderful. "
08/27/2018
"No other comment needed. Dr K & the staff were outstanding."
08/01/2018
"Dr K is an amazing doctor and has a wonderful, smart and caring staff"
07/30/2018
"having any type of surgery is very scary and was very nervous. both Dr. Kavoussi and Dr. Mehta were excellent during the whole process and addressed all the concerns i had. My wife called Dr Mehta before/after the surgery several times and was extremely impressed how quickly he returned her calls. they both were extremely caring, sympathic, and understanding and highly recommend them to anybody seeking urology care."
07/18/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi has been my dr. & surgeon for many years now. He is a skilled practitioner & a warm human being. I have complete confidence in him & his team & feel fortunate to have been referred to him. I want to add that Dr. Mehta his fellow was wonderful in working with me! I appreciate his efforts AS WELL!"
06/27/2018
"Excellent."
06/22/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi and his entire team were exceptional care providers. Dr. Sampson was particularly helpful and caring. "
06/22/2018
"Very cordial & competent."
06/20/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi is the best!!!!"
06/18/2018
"The best around."
05/24/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi operated on me in 12/2007. I had a cancer tumor on my L kidney. I only lost 15% of my kidney. never needed any chemo or radiation. Dr. Kavoussi took good care of me. Love Dr. Kavoussi. "
05/24/2018
"I feel very confident with the care & friendliness that Dr. K shows. "
05/21/2018
"the best!!"
04/26/2018
"Great doctor very nice. His assistant is great with patience to help explain things to patients."
04/14/2018
"Excellent."
04/13/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi is a supremely competent physician, but he also possesses a delightful manner. He cares about me as a person. He called me the next day with my CT scan results. "
04/09/2018
"I think Dr. Kavoussi is an excellent doctor; one of the best in this field."
03/31/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi performed a surgery on me over 10 years ago and remembered me right away. Answered all my concerns and asked how my family was. Very professional, intelligent and personable doctor. Nobody else like him out there. "
03/02/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi appears to be all exceptional player."
02/28/2018
"One of my favorite all time doctor. #2. More. "
01/24/2018
"The Dr & resident were great with my husband. Hes the nervous type. Dr. Kavoussi was patient & reassuring. Answered all his questions!"
01/06/2018
"Dr. Kavoussi shows a genuine concern for his patients medical problems."
01/03/2018
"I had a ____ and the results were excellent as well as the post operation recovery - DR. K. WAS BY FAR THE BEST UROLOGIST I HAVE HAD. "
12/14/2017
"I was afraid of possible cancer; yet, Dr. Kavoussi make sure I wasn't thinking or concerning the unnecessary scenario. That brings me extra peace of mind, which is very important to someone that's sick. Thanks Doc!"
12/02/2017
"Dr. Kavoussi is a very professional and knowledgeable physician. I have recommend him highly with my primary care physician. "
11/21/2017
"I think very highly of Dr. Kavoussi and find that he is extremely professional, knowledgeable and understanding. He has an excellent "bedside manner" which makes me comfortable when I meet with him."
10/13/2017
"Always a great experience seeing Dr. Kavoussi."
09/25/2017
"outstanding physician"
09/19/2017
"Dr. Kavoussi & his CHIEF RESIDENT (especially) were awesome. Explained everything to me & spent time with me. I wish they were GPs."
07/24/2017
"good"
07/17/2017
"as I have said previously in this survey - I this dr. Kavoussi is an excellent doctor"
07/06/2017
"Very good."
07/03/2017
"hospital stay outstanding. care and concern unbelievable!"
05/17/2017
"Very PLEASED - professional patient, easy to understand."
05/16/2017
"I had very good experience."
05/13/2017
"dr. k the best"
05/08/2017
"we requested & received prompt service -_____ provided excellent service at a time we needed and asked for it."
05/08/2017
"Dr. Kavoussi is both an excellent surgeon AND a friendly, caring man. I would recommend him to anyone with similar health issues without reservation. Actually, I feel I am in his debt and will never forget that."
05/07/2017
"good experience"
04/30/2017
"Can I just say one thing. He is the best! My grandaughter recommended Dr. Kavoussi. She works at North Shore for Dr. Wright."
04/04/2017
"My experience with Dr. Kavoussi and his staff is a very good one. They are friendly, knowledgeable and were comforting through this time."
03/27/2017
"amazing doctor, will definitely recommend to family and friends"
03/20/2017
"The confidence Dr. Kavoussi exuded was incredibly calming!!!"
03/09/2017
"Dr. Louis Kavoussi is the BEST doctor and surgeon a patient could hope and pray for. He is extremely knowledgable, & superior, skilled surgeon, who is compassionate and reassuring. He saved my life. I will be forever thankful that Dr. Kavoussi is my doctor. He is a DOCTOR'S DOCTOR."
02/25/2017
"Dr Kavoussi is pleasant, personable, professional. He shows concerns for the patient."
02/22/2017
"Very good plus."
02/10/2017
"#9. Excellent."
02/01/2017
"The doctor was a second opinion for me but I am switching to this doctor."
01/30/2017
"Dr. Kavoussi is the best - sensitive, kind, brilliant and very humble. He is a great doctor to all -"
11/07/2016
"Excellent physician - wonderful personality - and he listens to you -"
11/01/2016
"very good"
10/17/2016
"The doctor gave me good advice. My problem (which is minor in the first place) should be monitored by just watching and waiting to see if it gets any worse over time. I am satisfied that this is correct."
07/25/2016
"All good."
07/22/2016
"I trust Dr. Kavoussi because he is informative, caring & an excellent physician."
07/02/2016
"could not ask for a better doctor"
03/28/2016
"physician seemed totally disinterested during the consultation. He was constantly yawning, as if we were keeping him awake. We were very disappointed and underwhelmed by this consultation. My past experience and physicians we have used at North Shore have always been very good. Needless to say, we will not be using this physician for my procedure."
03/24/2016
"Is his specialty Dr. Kavoussi is the best there is, period!"
01/30/2016
"PROVIDER CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY RCCS-ROFEH CHOLEM CANCER SOCIETY"
01/19/2016
"Good"
12/30/2015
"I have known Dr. Kavoussi since 2008, when he removed a growth from my right kidney. He is absolutely THE BEST!"
12/22/2015
"My experience was a good one and I did recommend Dr. Kouvassi to another individual."
12/07/2015
"Very organized, treated me very well & informative -"
12/04/2015
"Very good."
12/01/2015
"I have known Dr. Kavoussi since his days at Johns Hopkins. He is superior in every way."
11/17/2015
"Excellent."
11/03/2015
"great!"
09/25/2015
"Dr. Kavoussi, not only is he a great dr. he also makes you fell comfortable, we think he's great."
09/02/2015
"Good."
08/13/2015
"Very good experience."
07/31/2015
"Dr. Kavoussi provided an informative experience & was very kind & caring."
07/27/2015
"Excellent surgeon who saw me through a very difficult time; fantastic surgical skills with the most compassionate bedside manner!"
07/15/2015
"I am very grateful to Dr. Louis Kavoussi for competence and attention he gave me."
05/14/2015
"Good experience."
05/05/2015
"Pleasant experience with all my visits with the doctor."
04/28/2015
"Dr. Kavoussi is an excellent, thoughtful & knowledgeable doctor I trust him and value is advice etc. I'm grateful to be his patient."
04/03/2015
"Best."
03/23/2015
"Medicine as it should be. Bravo!"
03/17/2015
"Dr. Kavoussi is an outstanding professional."
10/20/2014
"Dr. Kavoussi is a very caring and compassionate doctor. I have confidence in him."
08/14/2014
"Very good."
06/13/2014
"Dr. Kavoussi is outstanding."
06/11/2014
"Very good."

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