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

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4.6 out of 5

319 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

319 Ratings
24 Comments
 

Ashok K. Hemal, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

Robotics; Laparoscopy; Nephrectomy; Cystectomy; Kidney 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.

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. 2017;119(3):430-435.

Predictors of medical and surgical complications after robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: an analysis of 1139 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. 2017;31(3):223-228.

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. 2017;119(5):748-754.

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.

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. 2017;28(4):1093-1105.

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. 2017;197(6):1427-1436.

Predicting complications following robot-assisted partial nephrectomy with the ACS-NSQIP universal surgical risk calculator. Winoker JS, Paulucci DJ, Anastos H, Waingankar N, Abaza R, Eun DD, Bhandari A, Hemal AK, Sfakianos JP, Badani KK.. J Urol. 2017;():.

Cost effectiveness and robot-assisted urologic surgery: does it make dollars and sense?. Dobbs RW, Magnan BP, Abhyankar N, Hemal AK, Challacombe B, Hu J, Dasgupta P, Porpiglia F, Crivellaro S.. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2017;69(4):313-323.

Genital tuberculosis: current status of diagnosis and management. Yadav S, Singh P, Hemal A, Kumar R.. Transl Androl Urol. 2017;6(2):222-233.

Development of a patient and institutional-based model for estimation of operative times for robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium. Hussein AA, May PR, Ahmed YE, Saar M, Wijburg CJ, Richstone L, Wagner A, Wilson T, Yuh B, Redorta JP, Dasgupta P, Kawa O, Khan MS, Menon M, Peabody JO, Hosseini A, Gaboardi F, Pini G, Schanne F, Mottrie A, Rha KH, Hemal A, Stockle M, Kelly J,.. BJU Int. 2017;():.

Comparison of perioperative and functional outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy for cT1a vs cT1b renal masses. Reynolds CR, Delto JC, Paulucci DJ, Weinstein C, Badani K, Eun D, Abaza R, Porter J, Bhandari A, Hemal AK.. BJU Int. 2017;():.

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.

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.

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.

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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.319 Ratings
24 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
4.7
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
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.

7/29/2017

The sum total of face time with Dr Hemal prior to surgery was less than 3 minutes. I never saw him the day of surgery nor did my family. I learned much more about my surgery from my own research than from any conversation with Dr H or his office. He also insisted that he provided information to me that he never did.

7/27/2017

this practice was recommended to me and I have confidence.

7/25/2017

Dr. Hemal is terrific. The two tests were a little uncomfortable and slightly painful. He was excellent at checking with me to make sure I was able to tolerate the procedure, keep me apprised of the time remaining, and talking with me about what he was seeing and its importance.

7/16/2017

good experience

7/6/2017

He is one of the best doctors anywhere and I would recommend him to anyone.

6/27/2017

Still have not received toxicology report or follow up from prostate biopsy

6/17/2017

good experience

6/17/2017

Dr. Hemal stayed past office closing hour to attend to me.

5/27/2017

Excellent experience!

5/17/2017

Dr Christopher, Dr Hemal Fellow, and Dr Hemal were very open and forthright with the information concerning my condition and healing. IN fact since the visit, I slept 6 hours without going to the bathroom last night - a real win. They answered all of my 20 questions plus more.

5/11/2017

i live in southwest va and when i see or hear of someone in need i tell them about wake and how they saved my life

5/2/2017

Excellent. *Dr. Hemal and my Wake Forest care givers have gone over board, for me & my family to go "the extra mile" to make our experience great. #9. Excellent, I lean on *Dr. Hemal for care - #10. I always praise them to everyone I talk to or meet.

5/1/2017

*Dr. Hemal is the best.

2/27/2017

I am very happy to have this provider

1/31/2017

have the upmost respect and confidence in my excellent doctor and feel blessed to have him as my physician

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

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