About

About

Zeph Okeke, MD is a board certified urologic surgeon specializing in endourology, minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopy. He is known for developing and being the principal investigator of the novel S.T.O.N.E. classification system for kidney stones.

His expertise is in using minimally invasive techniques for the management of complex kidney and ureteral stone disease, and urothelial cancers (transitional cell carcinoma) of the kidney and ureter. He also has special interest and expertise in Holmium and Thulium laser enucleation (HOLEP and ThuLEP) for enlarged prostates (BPH).

In addition to treating patients and conducting research, Dr. Okeke serves as co-director of the Smith Institute for Urology endourology and laparoscopy fellowship training programs. He lectures at the American Urological Association s annual meetings and is frequently invited to speak before the World Congress of Endourology. A mentor and teacher, Dr. Okeke also serves as a surgeon and lecturer for live surgical demonstration courses at various international meetings.

Dr. Okeke earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He completed his Urology residency and served as Chief Resident in the Department of Urology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Dr. Okeke's research interest includes surgical outcomes of kidney stone patients, grading and characterizing complex kidney stones to guide surgery and counseling with respect to outcomes. He has published in leading journals and textbooks including the Smith's Textbook of Endourology, Journal of Urology, Urology and Cancer.

He is the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award at the North Shore LIJ Health System. Dr. Okeke also received the prestigious Arnold P. Gold Foundation Teaching Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons awarded its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Okeke for medical student teaching during his residency.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Urology - American Board of Urology

  • Academic titles

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

  • Medical school

    • Cornell University Medical College

  • Residencies

    • New York and Presbyterian Hospital

    • New York and Presbyterian Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

450 Lakeville Road, Suite M41Lake Success, NY 11042
233 Seventh Street, Suite 203Garden City, NY 11530

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09/13/2018
"Dr. Zeph Okeke is a fine doctor and gentleman, concerns shown right after surgery and follow up visits were very refreshing, never rush a visit and assuring me if anything call him right away (something I can't say about all dr.)."
09/10/2018
"I am very happy with my doctor and would absolutely recommend him."
08/22/2018
"have already sent Okeke 2 new patients"
08/13/2018
"Dr. Okeke is an outstanding dr. His concern for my well being was truly amazing. He even called me with my test results while he was on vacation because he knew how worried I was. He spent a great deal of time explaining the plan he had for my condition, I have the complete confidence in Dr. Okeke and I would certainly recommending him to my friends & family. "
08/03/2018
"Dr. Okeke is wonderful."
06/06/2018
"Dr. Okeke was recommended to us by Dr. Richard Ashley who treated my wife & I for many years."
05/18/2018
"I am very very pleased with all of my interactions with Dr. Okeke He was easy to talk to and I understood what he explained to me"
04/24/2018
"5 & 6. He gave me good advice on my present issue."
04/17/2018
"Dr. Okeke and staff are excellent. Dr. Okeke is in my opinion a most excellent doctor. "
02/12/2018
"great job"
02/02/2018
"Looking forward to my surgery!"
01/03/2018
"Dr. Okeke is awesome! He takes great care of me and I am glad he is my urologist. He is sincere and shows concern w/my other medical issues. He is a true profession!!"
10/17/2017
"Dr. Okeke is a fine physician who take time to explain everything."
07/26/2017
"I followed Dr. Okeke's advice. It's been one year. And no more kidney stones! His staff when they tested me made me feel confident they knew what they were doing."
06/21/2017
"Very good experience. #6. Drink water. #9. Very confident. #10. Oh yeah yeah. "
05/25/2017
"Dr. Okeke is top notch and a excellent physician. Very happy with my choice using him & his practice."
03/08/2017
"Dr. Okeke is the best!"
02/13/2017
"Would recommend to all surgery was 100% successful."
11/14/2016
"Great"
10/27/2016
"He performed my surgery. Excellent."
10/13/2016
"Good experience."
10/03/2016
"Dr. Okeke is extremely personable, caring, knowledgeable and based on my successful surgery and results...extremely competent and skilled!"
09/10/2016
"Dr. Okeke and I have a long history."
08/30/2016
"Dr Okeke is not only one of the greatest surgeons you could ever want, he is an incredibly fine, caring and compassionate human being. He is gentle and has a softness that puts you completely at ease. He is my angel."
08/18/2016
"The provider explained clearly the cause of my recent health problem and future follow up check-up plan. #5. No medication."
06/30/2016
"Professional, pleasant, kind."
06/29/2016
"Provider is EXCELLENT."
06/27/2016
"extremely competent and professional"
05/31/2016
"Dr. Okeke was recommended and he's great regarding my situation."
12/30/2015
"Very good doctor felt confident that I was at the right place with the right doctor"
10/30/2015
"All good."
10/26/2015
"Very good thank you -"
07/29/2015
"One of the best providers, I will recommend him to friends."
07/16/2015
"Good."
05/08/2015
"All very good."
05/05/2015
"GOOD ALL AROUND."
04/10/2015
"Could not ask for a better doctor."
01/07/2015
"All good."
12/19/2014
"Excellent."
11/20/2014
"He explained all aspects, read through brochure with me."
11/17/2014
"He always make you feel at home."
09/15/2014
"Excellent."
08/05/2014
"Dr. Zeph Okeke is an EXCELLENT doctor. Love him. He's a gift from God. (Smile) and his staff too."
07/31/2014
"No problems."
07/25/2014
"Dr. Okeke is excellent."
04/25/2014
"Caring physician."
04/22/2014
"Dr. Okeke is a wonderful, caring doctor. He is always available & always reassuring - I would certainly recommend him."
04/14/2014
"I liked that he knew what he was doing and didn't treat me like I was a product on an assembly line."
03/25/2014
"It's wonderful."
01/31/2014
"Overall very good."