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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

235 Ratings
19 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

4.6 out of 5

235 Ratings
19 Comments
 

Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.

Professor, Urology

Research Interests

Cryosurgery; Kidney Neoplasms; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Prostatic Neoplasms; Robotics
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Contact Information

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

Email: drukstal@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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

4.6 out of 5

Daniel B. Rukstalis, M.D.235 Ratings
19 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
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
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.

10/3/2016

*Dr. Rukstalis was VERY informative and caring. My wife and I left the office feeling very confident in *Dr. Rukstalis abilities and that he was an excellent surgeon for me. #10. Excellent.

10/1/2016

very courtesy

9/24/2016

Best experience with a Doctor by far.

9/6/2016

good

9/3/2016

Bad , I would not recommend to anyone

8/22/2016

GOOD.

8/1/2016

I had questions about procedure but Dr. left room - don't know if emergency or just in a hurry.

7/12/2016

Dr Rukstalis is a Magnificent Care Provider

7/6/2016

very friendly with a good bedside manner

7/4/2016

The good experience they attended me very well.

6/13/2016

Very good.

6/9/2016

Excellent experience! #4. (Very good.)

6/6/2016

Very happy w/*Dr. Rukstalis!!

6/2/2016

(Consultation about possible prostate biopsy). Very good experience; not sure what records/info he had from my Urologist in Boone, NC: thoroughly went over the issues from my perspective, and explained his "take" one the issues very clearly and completely.

5/27/2016

Absolutely the best - cordial, knowledgeable, truly interested in the case, LIKEABLE -

4/13/2016

excellent Doctor that I will recommend to all

3/8/2016

*Dr. Rukstalis talked to me about controlling my diabetes, because of him am taking 2/3 less insulin and have my diabetes under control.

2/8/2016

Best dr. visit ever - He was excellent.

1/5/2016

I was please with everything except the wait time, and I understand things happen and they get behind.

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