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Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Professor,

Clinical Interests

Urologic Oncology, Urology, Robotic Urologic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Reconstructive Urology

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4131
Department: 336-716-4131

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Additional Languages

Indian-Hindi

Education & Training

  • B.A., G R Medical College , 1982
  • M.D., G R Medical College , 1983
  • Internship, Surgery, G R Medical College, 1982
  • Residency, Surgery, All India Inst. of Med. Sci., 1985
  • Residency, Urology, All India Inst. of Med. Sci., 1988

Memberships

  • Nat'L Academy Of Sciences
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Int'L College Of Surgeons

NPI Number

  • 1295928539
Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.4 out of 5

226 Ratings
13 Comments

Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5694 | Department: 336-716-4131

Recent Publications

Krane LS, Hemal AK. Surgery: Is indocyanine green dye useful in robotic surgery? [commentary]. Nat Rev Urol. 2014;11(1):12-14.

Ahmed K, Khan SA, Hayn MH, Agarwal PK, Badani KK, Balbay MD, Castle EP, Dasgupta P, Ghavamian R, Guru KA, Hemal AK, Hollenbeck BK, Kibel AS, Menon M, Mottrie A, Nepple K, Pattaras JG, Peabody JO, Poulakis V, Pruthi RS. Analysis of intracorporeal compared with extracorporeal urinary diversion after robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium. Eur Urol. 2014;65(2):340-347.

Hassan S, Karpova Y, Flores A, D'Agostino R Jr, Danhauer SC, Hemal A, Kulik G. A pilot study of blood epinephrine levels and CREB phosphorylation in men undergoing prostate biopsies. Int Urol Nephrol. 2014;46(3):505-510.




Krane LS, Sandberg JM, Rague JT, Hemal A. Do statin medications impact renal functional or oncologic outcomes for robotic partial nephrectomy?. J Endourol. 2014;28(11):1308-1312.

Ma L, Shelness GS, Snipes JA, Murea M, Antinozzi PA, Cheng D, Saleem MA, Satchell SC, Banas B, Mathieson PW, Kretzler M, Hemal AK, Rudel LL, Petrovic S, Weckerle A, Pollak MR, Ross MD, Parks JS, Freedman BI. Localization of APOL1 protein and mRNA in the human kidney: nondiseased tissue, primary cells, and immortalized cell lines. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;():.

Al-Daghmin A, Kauffman EC, Shi Y, Badani K, Balbay MD, Canda E, Dasgupta P, Ghavamian R, Grubb R III, Hemal A, Kaouk J, Kibel AS, Maatman T, Menon M, Mottrie A, Nepple K, Pattaras JG, Peabody JO, Poulakis V, Pruthi R, Palou Redorta J,. Efficacy of robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) in advanced bladder cancer: results from the International Radical Cystectomy Consortium (IRCC). BJU Int. 2014;114(1):98-103.

Raza SJ, Field E, Kibel AS, Mottrie A, Weizer AZ, Wagner A, Hemal AK, Scherr DS, Schanne F, Gaboardi F, Wu G, Peabody JO, Koauk J, Redorta JP, Pattaras JG, Rha KH, Richstone L, Balbay MD, Menon M, Hayn M, Stoeckle M, Wiklund P, Dasgupta P, Pruthi R,. International Robotic Radical Cystectomy Consortium: a way forward. Indian J Urol. 2014;30(3):314-317.



Hemal AK. Urology robotic surgery: 15-year path [editorial]. Urol Clin North Am. 2014;41(4):17.

Hughes RT, Lucas JT, Divers J, Holmes J, Krane S, Hemal AK, Frizzell BA. Predictors of locoregional and intravesical recurrence among patients treated with nephroureterectomy for urothelial tract carcinoma [abstract]. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(Suppl 1):S466.


Patel MN, Hemal AK. Robot-assisted laparoscopic simple anatomic prostatectomy. Urol Clin North Am. 2014;41(4):485-492.

Sood A, Jeong W, Peabody JO, Hemal AK, Menon M. Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: inching toward gold standard. Urol Clin North Am. 2014;41(4):473-484.

Stanasel I, Atala A, Hemal A. Robotic assisted ureteral reimplantation: current status. Curr Urol Rep. 2013;14(1):32-36.

Singh I, Patel BN, Thohan V, Hemal AK. Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy after heart transplantation. Urol Ann. 2013;5(1):56-58.

Borofsky MS, Gill IS, Hemal AK, Marien TP, Jayaratna I, Krane LS, Stifelman MD. Near-infrared fluorescence imaging to facilitate super-selective arterial clamping during zero-ischaemia robotic partial nephrectomy. BJU Int. 2013;111(4):604-610.

Krane LS, Mufarrij PW, Manny TB, Hemal AK. Comparison of clamping technique in robotic partial nephrectomy: does unclamped partial nephrectomy improve perioperative outcomes and renal function?. Can J Urol. 2013;20(1):6662-6667.

Marshall SJ, Hayn MH, Stegemann AP, Agarwal PK, Badani KK, Balbay MD, Dasgupta P, Hemal AK, Hollenbeck BK, Kibel AS, Menon M, Mottrie A, Nepple K, Pattaras JG, Peabody JO, Poulakis V, Pruthi RS, Palou Redorta J, Rha KH,. Impact of surgeon and volume on extended lymphadenectomy at the time of robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium (IRCC). BJU Int. 2013;111(7):1075-1080.

Krane LS, Richards KA, Kader AK, Davis R, Balaji KC, Hemal AK. Preoperative neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio predicts overall survival and extravesical disease in patients undergoing radical cystectomy. J Endourol. 2013;27(8):1046-1050.



Guru KA, Peabody JO, Ahmed K, Kibel A, Weizer A, Hayn M, Johar R, Agarwal P, Balbay M, Hemal A, Muhletaler F, Nepple K, Pattaras J, Redorta J, Rha KH, Richstone L, Saar M, Schanne F, Scherr D, Siemer S, Stoekle M, Wilson T, Woods M, Yuh B, Wiklund P. Reply from authors re: Manfred P. Wirth, Johannes Huber. What really matters is rarely measured: outcome of routine care and patient-reported outcomes. Eur Urol 2013;64:58-9 Robot-assisted versus open radical cystectomy: beating a dead horse [editorial]. Eur Urol. 2013;64(1):60-61.

Johar RS, Hayn MH, Stegemann AP, Ahmed K, Agarwal P, Balbay MD, Hemal A, Kibel AS, Muhletaler F, Nepple K, Pattaras JG, Peabody JO, Palou Redorta J, Rha KH, Richstone L, Saar M, Schanne F, Scherr DS, Siemer S,. Complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium. Eur Urol. 2013;64(1):52-57.

Krane LS, Hemal AK. Robotic and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for T1b tumors. Curr Opin Urol. 2013;23(5):418-422.



Singh I, Patel B, Hemal AK. Robotic repair of a rare case of symptomatic 'ureterosciatic hernia'. Indian J Urol. 2013;29(2):136-138.

Kader AK, Richards KA, Krane LS, Pettus JA, Smith JJ, Hemal AK. Robot-assisted laparoscopic vs open radical cystectomy: comparison of complications and perioperative oncological outcomes in 200 patients. BJU Int. 2013;112(4):E290-E294.

Pugh J, Parekattil S, Willis D, Stifelman M, Hemal A, Su LM. Perioperative outcomes of robot-assisted nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma: a multi-institutional series. BJU Int. 2013;112(4):E295-E300.


Krane LS, Hemal AK. Surgeon-controlled robotic ureteral surgery. Curr Opin Urol. 2012;22(1):70-77.


Babbar P, Hemal AK. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: current status, techniques, and future directions. Int Urol Nephrol. 2012;44(1):99-109.

Kumar R, Hemal AK. Retroperitoneal renal laparoscopy. Int Urol Nephrol. 2012;44(1):81-89.


McKenzie PL, Hemal AK. Surgeon controlled robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy: current review of oncologic and functional outcomes. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2012;64(2):79-88.


Stanasel I, Hemal AK. Ureteral defects and ureterovaginal fistulas In: Gundeti MS, ed. Pediatric robotic and reconstructive urology: a comprehensive guide. Chichester, West Sussex (UK): Wiley-Blackwell;2012: 261-268.

Dorairajan LN, Hemal AK. Laparoscopic and robotic techniques for repair of female genitourinary fistulas In: Smith AD, Preminger G, Badlani G, Kavoussi L, eds. Smith's textbook of endourology, vol 2. 3rd ed. Chichester, West Sussex (UK): Wiley-Blackwell;2012: 1068-1078.



Manny T, Krane LS, Hemal A. Indocyanine green in partial nephrectomy: technique in various histologic subtypes [abstract]. J Endourol. 2012;26(Suppl 1):A512.


Hemal AK, Golijanin D. Does infrared imaging improve partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma?. J Urol. 2012;188(4):1078-1080.

Borofsky MS, Gill IS, Hemal AK, Marien TP, Jayaratna I, Krane LS, Stifelman MD. Near infra-red fluorescence imaging to facilitate super-selective arterial clamping during zero-ischemia robotic partial nephrectomy [abstract]. J Endourol. 2012;26(Suppl 1):A163.

Krane LS, Manny T, Mufarrij PW, Hemal AK. Effect of unclamped partial nephrectomy on long term renal function [abstract]. J Endourol. 2012;26(Suppl 1):A164.

Krane LS, Manny T, Manny JS, Hemal AK. Indocyanine green in partial nephrectomy: impact on surgical margin distance [abstract]. J Endourol. 2012;26(Suppl 1):A250.

Krane LS, Richards KA, Manny T, Kader AK, Hemal AK. Preoperative neutrophil lymphocyte ratio predicts overall survival and extravesical disease in patients undergoing radical cystectomy [abstract]. J Endourol. 2012;26(Suppl 1):A15.

Manny T, Richards K, Hemal A. Use of absorbable clips during robotic radical prostatectomy [abstract]. J Endourol. 2012;26(Suppl 1):A247-A248.


Manny T, Krane SL [sic] [Krane LS], Richards K, Hemal A. Use of absorbable clips during robotic radical prostatectomy [abstract]. BJU Int. 2012;110(Suppl 3):47-48.

Manny T, Krane S, Richards K, Hemal A. Indocyanine green cannot predict histology or malignancy: fluorescence patterns in a variety of renal masses [abstract]. BJU Int. 2012;110(Suppl 3):64-65.

Manny T, Krane LS, Manny J, Hemal AK. Indocyanine green in partial nephrectomy: impact on surgical margin distance [abstract]. BJU Int. 2012;110(Suppl 3):65-66.

Manny T, Krane LS, Hemal AK. Evaluation of unclamped, renal artery or renal artery and vein clamping in robotic partial nephrectomy [abstract]. BJU Int. 2012;110(Suppl 3):68.

Manny T, Krane S, Hemal A. Indocyanine green in partial nephrectomy: technique in various histologic subtypes [abstract]. BJU Int. 2012;110(Suppl 3):112.

Manny TB, Mufarrij PW, Lange JN, Mirzazadeh M, Hemal AK, Assimos DG. Gas-containing renal stones: findings from five consecutive patients. Urology. 2012;80(6):1203-1208.

Mufarrij PW, Rajamahanty S, Krane LS, Hemal AK. Intracorporeal Double-J stent placement during robot-assisted urinary tract reconstruction: technical considerations. J Endourol. 2012;26(9):1121-1124.


Richards KA, Hemal AK. Anatomic robot-assisted radical cystectomy. J Endourol. 2012;26(12):1586-1595.

McClain PD, Mufarrij PW, Hemal AK. Robot-assisted reconstructive surgery for ureteral malignancy: analysis of efficacy and oncologic outcomes. J Endourol. 2012;26(12):1614-1617.

Patel TH, Babbar P, Hemal AK. The emergence of surgeon-controlled robotic surgery in urologic oncology. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2012;3(2):77-84.

Agarwal MM, Hemal AK. Surgical management of renal cystic disease. Curr Urol Rep. 2011;12(1):3-10.



Hemal AK, Menon M, eds..





Ou Y-C, Yang C-R, Yang C-K, Cheng C-L, Hemal AK. Simultaneous robot-assisted nephroureterectomy and cystectomy in patients with uremia and multifocal urothelial carcinoma. J Endourol. 2011;25(6):979-984.


Hemal AK, Stansel I, Babbar P, Patel M. Robotic-assisted nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision without intraoperative repositioning. Urology. 2011;78(2):357-364.


Mufarrij PW, Krane LS, Rajamahanty S, Hemal AK. Does nephrometry scoring of renal tumors predict outcomes in patients selected for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy?. J Endourol. 2011;25(10):1649-1653.

Chiong E, Gauhar V, Tiong HY, Consigliere D, Hemal A. Robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: review of surgical techniques in complex cases [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A281-A282.

Gauhar V, Chiong E, Yee TH, Esuvarnathan K, Hemal A. Technical challenges during robotic assisted radical prostatectomy in a renal transplant patient [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A296-A297.


Hemal AK, Manny TB, Assimos DG. Gas-containing renal stones: management of a new cluster of cases [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A48.

Hemal AK, Manny TB. Improved outcomes of surgeon controlled robotic pyelolithotomy with careful patient selection [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A49.

Hemal AK, Babbar P, Krane LS, Manny TB. Surgeon-controlled robotic revision pyeloplasty is highly efficacious and negligibly more complex than primary surgery [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A50.

Hemal AK, Babbar P, Krane LS, Manny TB. Prior management with ureteral stenting does not affect outcomes of surgeon-controlled robotic pyeloplasty [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A51.

Hemal AK, Rajamahanty S, Manny TB. Surgeon-controlled robotic nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision (RNUB) for upper tract urothelial carcinoma: initial experience in 20 patients [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A79.

Krane LS, Mufarrij P, Manny TB, Hemal AK. Complications in a single surgeon series of surgeon controlled robotic partial nephrectomy [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A105-A106.

Krane LS, Mufarrij P, Manny TB, Hemal AK. Prediction of complications using published scoring systems for patients undergoing surgeon controlled robotic partial nephrectomy [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A106.

Krane LS, Mufarrij P, Manny TB, Hemal AK. Acute kidney injury and long term renal function in patients undergoing surgeon controlled robotic partial nephrectomy [abstract]. J Endourol. 2011;25(Suppl 1):A187.

Manny T, Pettus J, Hemal A, Marks M, Mirzazadeh M. Penile sclerosing lipogranulomas and disfigurement from use of '1Super Extenze' among Laotian immigrants. J Sex Med. 2011;8(12):3505-3510.

Singh I, Hudson JE, Richards KA, Hemal AK. Robot assisted laparoscopic repair of sciatic hernia (RASH): a case report. Indian J Surg. 2011;73(6):467-469.

Hemal AK, Menon M. Robot-assisted extended pyelolithotomy and ureterolithotomy In: Su L-M, ed. Atlas of robotic urologic surgery. New York: Humana Press;2011: 173-186.

Hemal AK, Mishra S. Retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy for pyonephrotic nonfunctioning kidney. Urology. 2010;75(3):585-588.

Hemal AK, Mukherjee S, Singh K. Laparoscopic pyeloplasty versus robotic pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a series of 60 cases performed by a single surgeon. Can J Urol. 2010;17(1):5012-5016.

Richards KA, Parks GE, Badlani GH, Kader AK, Hemal AK, Pettus JA. Developing selection criteria for prostate-sparing cystectomy: a review of cystoprostatectomy specimens. Urology. 2010;75(5):1116-1120.

Gupta NP, Nayyar R, Hemal AK, Mukherjee S, Kumar R, Dogra PN. Outcome analysis of robotic pyeloplasty: a large single-centre experience. BJU Int. 2010;105(7):980-983.

Singh I, Hemal AK. Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy in 2010. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2010;10(5):671-682.

Singh I, Hemal AK. Robot-assisted pyeloplasty: review of the current literature, technique and outcome. Can J Urol. 2010;17(2):5099-5108.

Nayyar R, Singh P, Gupta NP, Hemal AK, Dogra PN, Seth A, Kumar R. Upgrading of Gleason score on radical prostatectomy specimen compared to the pre-operative needle core biopsy: an Indian experience. Indian J Urol. 2010;26(1):56-59.

Misra MC, Bhattacharjee HK, Hemal AK, Bansal VK. Laparoscopic management of rare retroperitoneal tumors. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2010;20(3):e117-e122.

Richards KA, Parks GE, Badlani GH, Kader AK, Hemal AK, Pettus JA. Developing selection criteria for prostate-sparing cystectomy: a review of cystoprostatectomy specimens [reply]. Urology. 2010;75(5):1120-1121.

Hemal AK, Nayyar R, Gupta NP, Dorairajan LN. Experience with robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery in upper tract urolithiasis. Can J Urol. 2010;17(4):5299-5305.

Pettus JA, Werle DM, Saunders W, Hemal A, Kader AK, Childs D, Zagoria RJ. Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation does not affect glomerular filtration rate. J Endourol. 2010;24(10):1687-1691.

Tong C, Olympio M, Bodin S, Edwards A, Hemal A. Leg muscle hypoxia and RALUS [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA); 2010 Oct 16-20; San Diego (CA). 2010;():A194.


Hemal AK. Robot assisted radical cystectomy [abstract]. Int J Urol. 2010;17(Suppl 1):A12-A14.

Hemal AK. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy [abstract]. Int J Urol. 2010;17(Suppl 1):A14-A15.


Nayyar R, Gupta NP, Hemal AK. Robotic management of complicated ureteropelvic junction obstruction. World J Urol. 2010;28(5):599-602.

Manny TB, Gorbachinsky I, Hemal AK. Lower extremity neuropathy after robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and radical cystectomy. Can J Urol. 2010;17(5):5390-5393.

Richards KA, Kader K, Hemal AK. Robotic radical cystectomy: where are we today, where will we be tomorrow?. ScientificWorldJournal. 2010;10():2215-2227.

Hemal AK, Nayyar R, Gupta NP, Dorairajan LN. Experience with robot assisted laparoscopic surgery for upper and lower benign and malignant ureteral pathologies. Urology. 2010;76(6):1387-1393.

Singh I, Hudson JE, Hemal AK. Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy for a giant prostate with retrieval of vesical stones. Int Urol Nephrol. 2010;42(3):615-619.

Richards KA, Kader AK, Pettus JA, Smith JJ, Hemal AK. A comparison of initial robotic radical cystectomy with open radical cystectomy: the Wake Forest experience [abstract]. J Endourol. 2010;24(Suppl 1):A111-A112.

Richards KA, Kader AK, Pettus JA, Smith JJ, Hemal AK. Does initial learning curve compromise outcomes for robot assisted radical cystectomy? A critical evaluation of first 60 cases of RARC while establishing a robotics program [abstract]. J Endourol. 2010;24(Suppl 1):A113-A114.

Stanasel I, Richard J, Hemal AK. Robotic assisted laparoscopic partial cystectomy [abstract]. J Endourol. 2010;24(Suppl 1):A116.

Hemal AK. Role of robot-assisted surgery for bladder cancer. Curr Opin Urol. 2009;19(1):69-75.

Hemal AK. Robotic and laparoscopic radical cystectomy in the management of bladder cancer. Curr Urol Rep. 2009;10(1):45-54.


Nayyar R, Gupta NP, Hemal AK, Kumar R. Two concomitant robot-assisted procedures in one anesthesia session: our experience. J Endourol. 2009;23(2):263-267.


Gupta NP, Mishra S, Dogra PN, Hemal AK, Seth A, Kumar R. Outcome of end-to-end urethroplasty: single-center experience. Urol Int. 2009;82(2):179-182.

Nayyar R, Kumar R, Kumar V, Jagannathan NR, Gupta NP, Hemal AK. Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging: current status in the management of prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2009;103(12):1614-1620.

Gupta NP, Mukherjee S, Hemal AK, Kumar R. Transmesocolic robotic pyeloplasty: a single center experience [abstract]. J Urol. 2009;181(4 Suppl):462.

Howard CW, Kalakish SR, Pettus JA, Hemal AK, Richards KA, Romero V, Childs DD, Zagoria RJ, Kader AK. Radiologic vs. pathologic tumor size measurements of renal cell carcinoma: implications on radio frequency ablation efficacy [abstract]. J Urol. 2009;181(4 Suppl):470.

Gupta NP, Mukherjee S, Nayyar R, Hemal AK, Kumar R. Transmesocolic robot-assisted pyeloplasty: single center experience. J Endourol. 2009;23(6):945-948.

Singh I, Kader K, Hemal AK. Robotic distal ureterectomy with reimplantation in malignancy: technical nuances. Can J Urol. 2009;16(3):4671-4676.

Hemal AK, Sharma N, Mukherjee S. Robotic repair of complex vesicouterine fistula with and without hysterectomy. Urol Int. 2009;82(4):411-415.

Singh I, Hemal AK. Role of robot-assisted pelvic surgery. ScientificWorldJournal. 2009;9():479-489.

Dorairajan LN, Hemal AK. Lower urinary tract fistula: the minimally invasive approach. Curr Opin Urol. 2009;19(6):556-562.


Richards KA, Singh I, Hemal AK. Partial ureteropelvic junction obstruction managed by robotic excision and ureteropyelostomy. Can J Urol. 2009;16(6):4932-4935.

Krane LS, Patel MN, Hemal AK. Advances and future directions in management of prostate cancer. Indian J Surg. 2009;71(6):337-341.

Badalato GM, Hemal AK, Menon M, Badani KK. Current role of robot-assisted pyelolithotomy for the management of large renal calculi: a contemporary analysis. J Endourol. 2009;23(10):1719-1922.

Kumar V, Jagannathan NR, Kumar R, Nayyar R, Thulkar S, Gupta SD, Hemal AK, Gupta NP. Potential of 1H MR spectroscopic imaging to segregate patients who are likely to show malignancy of the peripheral zone of the prostate on biopsy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009;30(4):842-848.



Hemal AK, Kolla SB, Wadhwa P. Evaluation of laparoscopic radical cystectomy for loco-regionally advanced bladder cancer. World J Urol. 2008;26(2):161-166.

Rao R, Hemal AK, Gupta NP. A robotic and general urological fellowship in a developing nation--a perspective [abstract]. BJU Int. 2008;101(Suppl 1):6-7.

Gupta NP, Hemal AK, Mishra S, Dogra PN, Kumar R. Outcome of retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy for benign nonfunctioning kidney: a single-center experience. J Endourol. 2008;22(4):693-698.

Gupta NP, Kumar A, Hemal AK, Dogra PN, Seth A, Kumar R. Does tumor size have significance in pT2 renal cell carcinoma? A single center experience [abstract]. J Urol. 2008;179(4 Suppl):333.

Laungani RG, Hemal AK, Krane LS, Raja S, Bhandari M, Menon M,. Robotic assisted ureterovaginal fistula repair: report of efficacy and feasibility for early vs delayed repair [abstract]. J Urol. 2008;179(4 Suppl):342.


Hemal AK, Kolla SB, Wadhwa P. Robotic reconstruction for recurrent supratrigonal vesicovaginal fistulas. J Urol. 2008;180(3):981-985.



Kumar R, Nayyar R, Kumar V, Gupta NP, Hemal AK, Jagannathan NR, Dattagupta S, Thulkar S. Potential of magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging in predicting absence of prostate cancer in men with serum prostate-specific antigen between 4 and 10 ng/mL: a follow-up study. Urology. 2008;72(4):859-863.

Laungani R, Patil N, Krane LS, Hemal AK, Raja S, Bhandari M, Menon M. Robotic-assisted ureterovaginal fistula repair: report of efficacy and feasibility. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech. 2008;18(5):731-734.

Hemal AK. Assessment of early continence after reconstruction of the periprostatic tissues in patients undergoing computer assisted (robotic) prostatectomy: results of a 2 group parallel randomized controlled trial [commentary]. J Endourol. 2008;22(11):2426-2427.

Hemal AK. Is robotic radical cystectomy an appropriate treatment for bladder cancer? Short-term oncologic and clinical follow-up in 50 consecutive patients [commentary]. J Endourol. 2008;22(11):2427.

Hemal AK, Rao R, Sharma S, Clement RGE. Pure robotic retrocaval ureter repair. Int Braz J Urol. 2008;34(6):734-738.


Hemal AK. Short-term health outcome differences between robotic and conventional radical prostatectomy [commentary]. J Endourol. 2008;22(5):857-858.

Hemal AK. Robotic distal pancreatectomy and nephrectomy for living donor pancreas-kidney transplantation [commentary]. J Endourol. 2008;22(5):858.

Dasgupta P, Rimington P, Murphy D, Challacombe B, Hemal A, Elhage O, Khan MS. Robotic assisted radical cystectomy: short to medium-term oncologic and functional outcomes.. Int J Clin Pract. 2008;62(11):1709-1714.

Rao R, Hemal K, Hemal A. Robotic surgery in India: an Australian fellow's perspective. ANZ J Surg. 2008;78(3):119-120.

Kumar V, Jagannathan NR, Kumar R, Thulkar S, Gupta SD, Hemal AK, Gupta NP. Evaluation of the role of magnetization transfer imaging in prostate: a preliminary study. Magn Reson Imaging. 2008;26(5):644-649.

Rao R, Hemal A. Robotic radical nephrectomy--is there any advantage? [abstract]. BJU Int. 2008;101(Suppl 1):6.

Rao R, Hemal A. The robotic approach to a pot pourri of non-prostatic pathologies [abstract]. BJU Int. 2008;101(Suppl 1):43.

Kolla SB, Seth A, Singh MK, Gupta NP, Hemal AK, Dogra PN, Kumar R. Prognostic significance of Her2/neu overexpression in patients with muscle invasive urinary bladder cancer treated with radical cystectomy. Int Urol Nephrol. 2008;40(2):321-327.

Gupta NP, Kolla SB, Seth A, Hemal AK, Dogra PN, Kumar R. Oncological and functional outcome of radical cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer and obstructive uropathy. J Urol. 2007;178(4 Pt 1):1206-1211.


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Professor, Urology

Clinical Interests

Urologic Oncology, Urology, Robotic Urologic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Reconstructive Urology
Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Doctor Rating

4.4 out of 5

Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.226 Ratings
13 Comments

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.5
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.4
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.5
CP spoke using clear language
4.6
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.6
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.5
Patients' confidence in CP
4.5
Time CP spent with patient
4.4
Wait time at clinic
4.1



Patient Comments

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11/13/2014

Dr. Hemil is always very professional, personable, and knowledgeable. One of the very best!

10/19/2014

Dr. Hemal is an exceptional provider.

10/15/2014

No problems with care and service.

6/23/2014

pleased with visit

6/16/2014

great experience.

6/6/2014

Fantastic care and skill level. Surigical proficiency was great. We would recommend him.

6/5/2014

Now and then I had the feeling that Dr. Hemal was a bit more interested in what he had to tell me than he was in what I had to tell him.

6/2/2014

Good experience.

5/23/2014

Excellent care.

5/19/2014

Very good experience. Would highly recommend *Dr. Hemal & staff.

5/12/2014

Did not get time after the exam to talk with provider, only with nurse/assistant.

3/20/2014

he is hurried every time. questions seem like an intrusion. last visit he said we discussed things in previous visit never discussed. so unsure he knew my history.

3/20/2014

Dr. Hemal lived up to my expectations as an expert surgeon in urology and RALRP.

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