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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

268 Ratings
31 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

268 Ratings
31 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

Long-term preservation of sexual function after Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) treatment [abstract]. Roehrborn C, Bolton D, Rukstalis D, McVary K, Chin P, Rashid P, Woo H.. BJU Int. 2018;121(Suppl 1):42-43.

5 year results of the prostatic urethral lift (PUL) pivotal study [abstract]. Trotter M, Roehrborn C, Rukstalis D.. Neurourol Urodyn. 2018;37(Suppl 1):S545-S546.

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.

Generation of fertility in Klinefelter patients: describing model of a multidisciplinary program [abstract]. Kogan S, Galdon G, Zarandi NP, Crudo DF, Pettenati MJ, Qasem SA, Childs DD, Rukstalis DB, Howards SS, Sadri-Ardekani H, Atala A.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2017;23(Suppl 1):S43-S44.

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.

All Publications

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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.268 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
4.8
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
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.0



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.

5/7/2018

Running behind schedule but covered exam efficiently and sufficiently.

4/27/2018

I feel I made the right decision in choosing Dr Rukstalis as my care provider and would recommend him to anyone dealing with his specialty

4/25/2018

dr Ruxtalis is excellent to deal with!

4/24/2018

Dr. Rukstalis always listens and answers my questions very clearly. He is never in a rush and spends the appropriate amount of time with me. Very Thankful to have him as one of my physicians!!

4/11/2018

He is awesome.

2/28/2018

I HAVE ALL THE CONFIDENCE IN THE WORLD IN DR RUKSTALIS! I HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED HIM TO OTHERS.

2/22/2018

good

2/6/2018

this was the fourth visit to this doctor. two were ok visits, and two were not. I feel he is very knowledgeable but sometimes will be harsh with his words. I don't want to change doctors because I trust his medical decisions, but I know I have to just get over any harshness and comments he may have.

1/31/2018

Good one year follow up. #1. *Daniel Rukstalis MD. #7. Very understanding.

1/20/2018

no problems

1/10/2018

excellent doctor

12/26/2017

great

12/21/2017

Dr.Rukstalis always spends the required amount of time needed to address patient concerns. Very informative.

12/19/2017

Wasn't surprised at the compliments of this provider - Excellent.

12/9/2017

He is the best

12/6/2017

friendliest and best doctor I've ever met

12/5/2017

Loved his honesty and integrity concerning what treatment was in my best interest and his ease in making referrals.

11/30/2017

Dr. Rukstalis was very professional, easy to comprehend, and was very through. I felt confident that I was in excellent hands for my upcoming procedure.

11/25/2017

I am grateful that Dr.Rukstalas is my care provider. He gave me hope when I needed it.

11/8/2017

Excellent doctor!

11/7/2017

Dr. Rukstalis was running behind. On previous visits though he was prompt and spent extra time with me. No complaints for waiting.

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.

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