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Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

271 Ratings
22 Comments
 

Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.

Professor,

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Urologic Surgery, Robotics and Ablation for Benign and Malignant Urinary Tract Conditions

Contact Information

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

Email: drukstal@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1984
  • Internship, Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Ce, 1985
  • Residency, Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Ce, 1986
  • Residency, Urology, Brigham & Women's Hosp, 1990
  • Fellowship, Urologic Oncology, University of Chicago, 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology, Urology

Memberships

  • American Urological Assn

NPI Number

  • 1245296375
Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

271 Ratings
22 Comments
 

Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.

Professor, Urology

Research Interests

Prostatic Hyperplasia; Cryosurgery; Prostatic Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction; Kidney Neoplasms
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0287 | Department: 336-716-4131

Email: drukstal@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

AUA policy statement on the use of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis, staging and management of prostate cancer. Fulgham PF, Rukstalis DB, Turkbey IB, Rubenstein JN, Taneja S, Carroll PR, Pinto PA, Bjurlin MA, Eggener S.. J Urol. 2017;198(4):832-838.

Five year results of the prospective randomized controlled prostatic urethral L.I.F.T. study. Roehrborn CG, Barkin J, Gange SN, Shore ND, Giddens JL, Bolton DM, Cowan BE, Cantwell AL, McVary KT, Te AE, Gholami SS, Moseley WG, Chin PT, Dowling WT, Freedman SJ, Incze PF, Coffield KS, Herron S, Rashid P, Rukstalis DB.. Can J Urol. 2017;24(3):8802-8813.

Prospective, randomised, blinded study of Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL): four year results [abstract]. Roehrborn C, Gange S, Shore N, Giddens J, Bolton D, Cowan B, Mcvary K, Chin P, Rashid P, Rukstalis D.. BJU Int. 2016;117(Suppl 3):19-20.

24-month durability after crossover to the prostatic urethral lift from randomised, blinded sham. Rukstalis D, Rashid P, Bogache WK, Tutrone RF, Barkin J, Chin PT, Woo HH, Cantwell AL, Cowan BE, Bolton DM.. BJU Int. 2016;118(Suppl 3):14-22.

Re-purposing cryoablation: a combinatorial 'therapy' for the destruction of tissue. Baust JG, Bischof JC, Jiang-Hughes S, Polascik TJ, Rukstalis DB, Gage AA, Baust JM.. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2015;18(2):87-95.

Prospective, randomised study of Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) with three year results [abstract]. Rashid P, Chin P, Bolton D, Rukstalis D, Giddens J, Gange S, Shore N, Cowan B, Brown BT, McVary K, Te A, Gholami S, Moseley W, Tutrone R, Freedman S, Incze P, Coffield KS, Borges F, Roehrborn C.. BJU Int. 2015;115(Suppl 4):10-11.

Impact on sexual function and two year durability of the prostatic urethral lift: a multi-center, prospective, randomized study [abstract]. Butcher MJ, Roehrborn CC, Gange SN, Bolton DM, Te AE, Shore ND, Chin PT, Rashid P, Rukstalis DB, McVary KT.. J Sex Med. 2015;12(Suppl 2):101.

Three year results of the prostatic urethral L.I.F.T. study. Roehrborn CG, Rukstalis DB, Barkin J, Gange SN, Shore ND, Giddens JL, Bolton DM, Cowan BE, Cantwell AL, McVary KT, Te AE, Gholami SS, Moseley WG, Chin PT, Dowling WT, Freedman SJ, Incze PF, Coffield KS, Borges FD, Rashid P.. Can J Urol. 2015;22(3):7772-7782.

Prostatic urethral lift: a novel approach for managing symptomatic BPH in the aging man. Rukstalis DB.. Can J Urol. 2015;22(5 Suppl 1):67-74.

Percutaneous microwave ablation of renal cell carcinoma is safe in patients with a solitary kidney [editorial comment]. Rukstalis DB.. Urology. 2014;83(2):362.

Pelvic ultrasound evaluation for benign prostatic hyperplasia: prediction of obstruction. Rukstalis DB.. Curr Urol Rep. 2014;15(5):403.

Treatment of luts secondary to Bph while preserving sexual function: randomized controlled study of prostatic urethral lift [abstract]. McVary K, Gange S, Shore N, Giddens J, Bolton D, Brown BT, Te A, Chin P, Rukstalis D, Roehrborn C.. J Sex Med. 2014;11(Suppl 3):174.

Treatment of LUTS secondary to BPH while preserving sexual function: randomized controlled study of prostatic urethral lift. Mcvary KT, Gange SN, Shore ND, Bolton DM, Cowan BE, Brown BT, Te AE, Chin PT, Rukstalis DB, Roehrborn CG.. J Sex Med. 2014;11(1):279-287.

The prostatic urethral lift for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with prostate enlargement due to benign prostatic hyperplasia: the L.I.F.T. Study. Roehrborn CG, Gange SN, Shore ND, Giddens JL, Bolton DM, Cowan BE, Brown BT, McVary KT, Te AE, Gholami SS, Rashid P, Moseley WG, Chin PT, Dowling WT, Freedman SJ, Incze PF, Coffield KS, Borges FD, Rukstalis DB.. J Urol. 2013;190(6):2161-2167.

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Professor, Urology

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Urologic Surgery, Robotics and Ablation for Benign and Malignant Urinary Tract Conditions
Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.

Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.

Professor, Urology

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.271 Ratings
22 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
4.8
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.8
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.8
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.7
Wait time at clinic
3.9



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.

11/2/2017

Dr Rukstalis is an outstanding doctor.

9/26/2017

Great doctor!!

9/26/2017

couldn't have asked better

9/14/2017

I have recommended Dr Rukstalis to others (including other MD's) who have been very pleased with his work. He treats his patients as if they were the only patient he has. Wonderful Physician and person. I traveled 600 miles from FL to be treated by this man.

8/29/2017

The bst

8/29/2017

Dr. Rukstalis spent an great deal of time with my wife and myself explaining treatment options. Very thankful for that and we felt very comfortable with the options presented. Very knowledgeable provider.

7/28/2017

Good!

7/27/2017

doctor made me feel at ease

7/20/2017

I am 100% pleased with *Dr. Rukstalis.

6/21/2017

Excellent care.

5/18/2017

Your confidence in the care provider.

5/11/2017

I had other questions about a problem I was having and Dr. Rukstalis, explained everything to me in terms I could understand and for this I am very grateful. Dr. Rukstalis cares about his patients and their health.

5/2/2017

He never even apologized for being late. That would have helped a lot. Instead he had a medical student in tow and said the student would be listening to this somewhat rushed visit.

4/20/2017

5. No decisions made yet. 9. Very confident.

3/30/2017

Doctor was very pleasant and personable.

3/22/2017

*Dr. Rukstalis is a concerned, caring, nice and very knowledgeable physician.

3/2/2017

Initial visit was very good, follow up has been non existent.

2/14/2017

This M.D. is world class.

1/11/2017

Excellent provider, just a very long wait of 2.5 hrs to see them.

1/5/2017

Dr. Rutaklis is an excellent surgeon.

12/30/2016

Dr Rukstalis is an surgeon and doctor and I have complete confidence in him.

12/23/2016

Really impressed with the Dr's knowledge of and sensitivity to my problems

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