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

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4.6 out of 5

310 Ratings
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Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Professor,

Clinical Interests

Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery for benign disease of Kidney & Ureteral obstruction, Robotic Surgery for Cancer of Prostate, Kidney & Bladder

Contact Information

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

4.6 out of 5

310 Ratings
31 Comments
 

Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

Robotics; Laparoscopy; Cystectomy; Nephrectomy; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

International Consultation on Urological Diseases and European Association of Urology International Consultation on Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology: laparoscopic and robotic adrenalectomy. Ball MW, Hemal AK, Allaf ME.. BJU Int. 2017;119(1):13-21.

Comparative analysis of renal functional outcomes and overall survival of elderly vs. nonelderly patients undergoing radical nephrectomy. Peyton CC, Rothberg M, Jiang V, Heavner M, Hemal A.. J Endourol. 2017;31(2):198-203.

Does sarcopenia impact complications and overall survival in patients undergoing radical nephrectomy for stage III and IV kidney cancer?. Peyton CC, Heavner MG, Rague JT, Krane LS, Hemal AK.. J Endourol. 2016;30(2):229-236.

Association of urine dipstick proteinuria and post operative renal function following robotic partial nephrectomy. Krane LS, Heavner MG, Peyton CC, Rague JT, Hemal A.. J Endourol. 2016;30(5):532-536.

Robotic anatrophic nephrolithotomy utilizing near-infrared fluorescence image-guidance: idea, development, exploration, assessment, and long-term monitoring (IDEAL) stage 0 animal model study. Sood A, Hemal AK, Assimos DG, Peabody JO, Menon M, Ghani KR.. Urology. 2016;94():117-122.

Selective arterial clamping does not improve outcomes in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: a propensity-score analysis of patients without impaired renal function. Paulucci DJ, Rosen DC, Sfakianos JP, Whalen MJ, Abaza R, Eun DD, Krane LS, Hemal AK, Badani KK.. BJU Int. 2016;():.

Main renal artery clamping with or without renal vein clamping during robotic partial nephrectomy for clinical T1 renal masses: perioperative and long term functional outcomes. Blum KA, Paulucci DJ, Abaza R, Eun DD, Bhandari A, Krane LS, Hemal AK, Badani KK.. Urology. 2016;97():118-123.

A randomized double blinded placebo controlled trial of sildenafil for renoprotection prior to hilar clamping in patients undergoing robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Krane LS, Peyton CC, Olympio MA, Hemal AK.. J Surg Oncol. 2016;114(7):785-788.

Molecular targeted fluorescence-guided intraoperative imaging of bladder cancer nodal drainage using indocyanine green during radical and partial cystectomy. Patel MN, Hemal AK.. Curr Urol Rep. 2016;17(10):74.

Predictors of medical and surgical complications after robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: an analysis of 1,139 patients in a multi-institutional kidney cancer database. Moskowitz EJ, Paulucci DJ, Reddy BN, Blum K, Rosen DC, Abaza R, Eun D, Hemal A, Krane LS, Badani KK.. J Endourol. 2016;():.

Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: continued refinement of outcomes beyond the initial learning curve. Paulucci DJ, Abaza R, Eun DD, Hemal AK, Badani KK.. BJU Int. 2016;():.

APOL1 renal-risk variants induce mitochondrial dysfunction. Ma L, Chou JW, Snipes JA, Bharadwaj MS, Craddock AL, Cheng D, Weckerle A, Petrovic S, Hicks PJ, Hemal AK, Hawkins GA, Miller LD, Molina AJ, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Parks JS, Freedman BI.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016;():.

Early oncologic failure after robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium. Hussein AA, Saar M, May PR, Wijburg CJ, Richstone L, Wagner A, Wilson T, Yuh B, Redorta JP, Dasgupta P, Shamim Khan M, Menon M, Peabody JO, Hosseini A, Gaboardi F, Mottrie A, Rha KH, Hemal A, Stockle M, Kelly J, Maatman TJ, Canda AE, Wiklund P, Guru KA.. J Urol. 2016;():.

Zero-fragment nephrolithotomy: a multi-center evaluation of robotic pyelolithotomy and nephrolithotomy for treating renal stones. Swearingen R, Sood A, Madi R, Klaassen Z, Badani K, Elder JS, Wood K, Hemal A, Ghani KR.. Eur Urol. 2016;():.

Localization of APOL1 protein and mRNA in the human kidney: nondiseased tissue, primary cells, and immortalized cell lines. 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.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;26(2):339-348.

Should post-kidney transplant patients with localized prostate cancer be undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy? [letter]. Aboumohamed AA, Hemal AK.. Int Urol Nephrol. 2015;47(4):643-644.

Does transition from the da Vinci Si to Xi robotic platform impact single-docking technique for robot-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy?. Patel MN, Aboumohamed A, Hemal A.. BJU Int. 2015;116(6):990-994.

Oncologic outcomes following robot-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision for upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Aboumohamed AA, Krane LS, Hemal AK.. J Urol. 2015;194(6):1561-1566.

Modification of technique for suprapublic catheter placement after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy reduces catheter-associated complications [editorial comment]. Krane LS, Hemal AK.. Urology. 2015;86(2):406.

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

Analysis of intracorporeal compared with extracorporeal urinary diversion after robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium. 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.. Eur Urol. 2014;65(2):340-347.

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

Fluorescence-enhanced robotic radical prostatectomy using real-time lymphangiography and tissue marking with percutaneous injection of unconjugated indocyanine green: the initial clinical experience in 50 patients. Manny TB, Patel M, Hemal AK.. Eur Urol. 2014;65(6):1162-1168.

Fluorescence-enhanced robotic radical cystectomy using unconjugated indocyanine green for pelvic lymphangiography, tumor marking, and mesenteric angiography: the initial clinical experience. Manny TB, Hemal AK.. Urology. 2014;83(4):824-829.

Reply [to editorial comment on 'Fluorescence-enhanced robotic radical cystectomy using unconjugated indocyanine green for pelvic lymphangiography, tumor marking, and mesenteric angiography: the initial clinical experience'] [letter]. Manny TB, Hemal AK.. Urology. 2014;83(4):829-830.

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

Efficacy of robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) in advanced bladder cancer: results from the International Radical Cystectomy Consortium (IRCC). 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,.. BJU Int. 2014;114(1):98-103.

International Robotic Radical Cystectomy Consortium: a way forward. 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,.. Indian J Urol. 2014;30(3):314-317.

Pathology of bladder cancer among diabetic patients undergoing radical cystectomy with a history of pioglitazone (Actos) use. Romero V, Peyton C, Gray I, Hemal A, Terlecki R.. BMC Urol. 2014;14(10):.

A nonrandomized prospective comparison of robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy in the elderly to a younger cohort: an analysis of 339 patients with intermediate-term follow-up. Sandberg JM, Krane LS, Hemal AK.. Urology. 2014;84(4):838-843.

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

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

Emerging technologies to improve techniques and outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy: striving toward the pentafecta. Krane LS, Hemal AK.. Urol Clin North Am. 2014;41(4):511-519.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Impact of surgeon and volume on extended lymphadenectomy at the time of robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium (IRCC). 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,.. BJU Int. 2013;111(7):1075-1080.

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

Does experience in creating a robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) programme in an academic centre impact outcomes or complication rate?. Krane LS, Manny TB, Mufarrij PW, Hemal AK.. BJU Int. 2013;112(2):207-215.

Transmesocolic robotic extended pyelolithotomy of a large gas-containing renal stone: case report and review of the literature. Manny TB, Manny JS, Hemal AK.. Urol Ann. 2013;5(2):126-128.

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]. 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.. Eur Urol. 2013;64(1):60-61.

Complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium. 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,.. Eur Urol. 2013;64(1):52-57.

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

Robotic partial adrenalectomy using indocyanine green dye with near-infrared imaging: the initial clinical experience. Manny TB, Pompeo AS, Hemal AK.. Urology. 2013;82(3):738-742.

Indocyanine green cannot predict malignancy in partial nephrectomy: histopathologic correlation with fluorescence pattern in 100 patients. Manny TB, Krane LS, Hemal AK.. J Endourol. 2013;27(7):918-921.

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

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

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Professor, Urology

Clinical Interests

Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery for benign disease of Kidney & Ureteral obstruction, Robotic Surgery for Cancer of Prostate, Kidney & Bladder
Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.310 Ratings
31 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
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.6
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
4.2



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

1/11/2017

Drs. Hemel and Reynolds are excellent, and I appreciate their care and compassion.

1/5/2017

The provider was very nice. He seemed concerned about my problem. I put my trust in him.

12/26/2016

Dr. Hemal has been good to me. He did robotic surgery on my kidney last year. This year he found a cancer in my bladder. He is a doctor who will listen to you. He tries to do the best he can for you.

12/19/2016

Dr. Hemal is excellent.

12/17/2016

Doctor was very much on the defensive about my concerns, did not seem to be paying attention to what I wanted to discuss-- wanted instead to make HIS points. Seemed agitated about being questioned at all-- maybe he's not used to having anyone complain about his communication skills. He was, in his way, trying to explain things to me, but is not a good listener.

10/25/2016

Very positive experience.

10/18/2016

I received excellent medical care from Dr. Hamal.

10/18/2016

DR. HEMAL WAS SUPBERB!! GREAT EXPLAINATIONS AND CONCERNS ABOUT MY PROBLEM. I WENT AHEAD AND SET UP AN APPOINTMENT IN ONE YEAR TO EVALUATE MY PROBLEM AT THAT TIME. HE WAS SO UPDATED ON MY HEALTH RECORDS AND EXPLAINED THEM TO ME VERY WELL.

9/30/2016

very thorough and care fits with the prognosis of my condition

9/11/2016

he wa quite thorrow

8/30/2016

Dr. Hemal and the team that cared for me during my surgery and recovery were outstanding. The post-op team that worked with me during my stay after surgery were top notch. Thank you to to all.

8/28/2016

cannot recommencend :(

8/15/2016

The physician definitely has "poor bedside manner" spent less than 2 minutes, appeared impatient & abrupt & I never saw him again - even before surgery. His support staff however, was excellent!

8/13/2016

I will return. Follow-up appointment already scheduled.

8/9/2016

Dr. Hemal is the perfect example of what every doctor should strive to be!!!! He is a role model for other doctor to follow behind.....

8/9/2016

Excellent

8/9/2016

The best doctor i met, who explain the issue in a simple english with some time for me to ask questions.

8/2/2016

Many thanks to Dr. Hemal. Excellent doctor.

8/1/2016

dr Hemal was terrific I am so glad God put him I my path for treatment

7/23/2016

I traveled 75 miles to have Dr. Hemal and his excellent team perform the surgery because they are the best.

7/2/2016

Excellent

7/1/2016

good

6/28/2016

See comments above. I have strong confidence in the provider, feel comfortable in his presence and appreciate the time he gives me and the concern and respect he demonstrated for me.

6/13/2016

He explained everything and was very, very nice -

6/2/2016

All went very well.

5/17/2016

great doctor

4/22/2016

iI would take any if my family there and recoment it to anyone who is having a problem.

4/19/2016

Good experience with a bad disease.

3/29/2016

Excellent experience with both Dr. Hemal and Dr. Patel.

3/23/2016

*Dr. Hemal is an excellent physician & talented surgeon.

3/1/2016

Dr. Hemal is a physician with the highest credentials and abilities to dx and recommend the best alternatives for my care. I sincerely appreciate his patient management style and his willingness to listen and respond to my questions and concerns.

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