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THE DOCTORS

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Jaspreet Singh, D.O.

Archie Vereen

Areas of Expertise • ED (Erectile Dysfunction) & penile prosthesis • Urologic cancers, including robotic and laparoscopic surgery • Urinary incontinence for males & females • Urethral reconstruction • Minimally invasive techniques for treating BPH

Praneeth Vemulapalli, M.D. Dr. Praneeth Vemulapalli received his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine, graduating with Research Honors. He completed his surgical and urological training at SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center. He came to the Hudson Valley from Ohio State University Medical Center where he was awarded the prestigious Clinical Fellowship in Robotic Urologic Surgery for 2011-2012. Areas of Expertise • Minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery • Robotic surgery • Urologic oncology • Kidney stone disease • Urinary incontinence and over active bladder

Utilizing a mixture of innovative surgical techniques and sensitivity to the patient’s needs, Dr. Jaspreet Singh not only successfully diagnosed and treated Archie Vereen for prostate cancer, but also ensured his family’s comfort through an always difficult time.

UROLOGY PROGRAM

After a yearly physical with his primary care physician revealed elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels, Archie was referred to Dr. Singh for further evaluation. A biopsy confirmed the cancer diagnosis. The surgical choice was not automatic for Archie and his wife, Rachel. As a member of the Jehovah’s Witness faith, Archie refuses blood transfusions, which is a part of any traditional surgery. Dr. Singh was able to accommodate the family’s beliefs by performing a robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. The procedure drastically reduces the amount of blood loss by allowing doctors to perform the surgery in a magnified fashion with finer instruments. In addition, his team obtained a Cell Saver machine, which delivers any blood loss back to the patient. The procedure, which is usually only done in major cities, successfully removed the cancer.

John Guarracino John Guarracino’s prostate cancer diagnosis came just three days before Christmas. His biopsy results revealed that 75% of his prostate was infected with the cancer.

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John contemplated seeking treatment in Westchester or Manhattan, but after speaking with his urologist, Dr. Praneeth Vemulapalli, and hearing about the advanced technologies of the daVinci Robotic Surgery at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, he looked no further for his treatment. So John had the surgery and all the cancer was removed. During his recovery, John was never in any significant amount of pain. The next day he was out of the hospital. It only took about two months before he was 100% back to full activity, spending time with his wife, watching his grandchildren and playing golf. Best of all, today John can say proudly that he is cancer free.

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As for his doctor, Mr. Guarracino says, “Dr. Vemulapalli, I can’t say enough about him. Excellent surgeon. He saved my life.”

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Dr. Jaspreet Singh is a board certified urologist. He obtained his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his clinical internship at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center followed by general surgery and urologic surgical residencies at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Singh went on to pursue a fellowship in Urologic Surgical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

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WELCOME

UROLOGICAL SERVICES

Welcome to the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Urology Program. It is the goal of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital to provide you with the best patient experience by utilizing a seamless approach to your care. From your initial visit with our physicians to any necessary hospitalization and through your post-discharge recovery, I am available to you to answer any question and address any concerns. As the Director of Critical Care and Urology Services at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, I work closely with our physicians to coordinate each patient’s treatment plan. This patient-centered approach is just one reason that St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is recognized as one of the top facilities in New York State.

Jennie Drexler-Ferraioli

Jennie N. Drexler- Ferraioli, RN, MSN, CCRN Director of Bariatric, Critical Care, Thoracic & Urology Services

Endourology — The small fiber optic scopes are used to see the lining of the urinary tract from kidney to bladder, and used to treat stones and some tumors. Oncology — Diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the urinary tract of men and women. Laparoscopy — Surgical procedures in which a fiber optic instrument is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen and used to perform surgery of the kidney, ureters, bladder and prostate. Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopy — Performed for prostate, kidney and bladder surgery, using the daVinci® Surgical System. Urinary Tract Infection — Treatment of bacterial infection of the urethra, bladder, ureters or kidneys. Neurology and Female Urology — Treatment of urological conditions that have a neurological origin such as spinal cord injury and disorders of the urinary tract in females such as urinary leakage.

Endourology — The small fiber optic scopes are used to see the lining of the urinary tract from kidney to bladder, and used to treat stones and some tumors. Oncology — Diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the urinary tract of men and women. Laparoscopy — Surgical procedures in which a fiber optic instrument is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen and used to perform surgery of the kidney, ureters, bladder and prostate. Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopy — Performed for prostate, kidney and bladder surgery, using the daVinci® Surgical System. Urinary Tract Infection — Treatment of bacterial infection of the urethra, bladder, ureters or kidneys. Neurology and Female Urology — Treatment of urological conditions that have a neurological origin such as spinal cord injury and disorders of the urinary tract in females such as urinary leakage.

“What I like about Dr. Singh is that he was really concerned about my comfort. The hospital also made sure that whatever I needed, or whatever my wife needed, was accommodated. It made it easier for both of us. I would definitely recommend Dr. Singh to people because they can trust him and rely on him to do everything he can for his patients.” — Archie Vereen, patient

“I’m happy to be alive. Being able to run around with my grandkids and playing golf is more than I could have asked for.” — John Guarracino, patient Full testimonials can be found on back page.

Diseases & Conditions We Treat

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Kidney Disorders

Kidney

• Kidney Cancer

• Laparoscopic removal and partial removal

• Kidney Obstructions

• Cryoablation

• Kidney Stones

• Radio-Frequency Ablation

Bladder and Other Disorders

• Pyeloplasty

• Bladder Cancer

• Endoscopic treatment of stones and ureteral and intrarenal

• Cystocele (Fallen Bladder)

tumors

• Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)

Ureter

• Interstitial Cystitis

• Stone

• Neurogenic Bladder

• Tumor

• Overactive Bladder

• Stricture & blockage treatment

• Urinary Incontinence

Bladder

• Vesicoureteral Reflux

• Stone & tumor treatments

Prostate & Men’s Health

• Robotic cystectomy and partial cystectomy

• PSA Elevation

Prostate Cancer

• Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

• Robotic assisted and laparoscopic prostatectomy

• Prostate Cancer

• Brachy-and Cryo-therapy

• Erectile Dysfunction/Impotence

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

• Peyronie’s Disease

• Laser prostate surgery

• Testicular Cancer

• Bipolar vaporization of the prostate

• Vasectomy

• Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA)

• Urethral Stricture Disease


St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Urology Program