Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D.
Medical Director, Total Urology Care of NY
Urological Surgeon/Trans-Vaginal Surgeon
Elizabeth Kavaler MD is the Medical Director of Total Urology Care of New York (“TUC”). She is double-board certified in Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Uro/Gynecology). Her expertise spans both male and female urological issues, from adolescence to end-of-life. She is also one of the preeminent experts in female urological disorders.
The culture of care cultivated by Dr. Kavaler includes compassionate, evidence-based, and state-of-the-art medicine in our family-owned practice. TUC welcomes all genders with urological issues including urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, cystitis, enlarged prostate, bladder cancer, elevated PSA, concerns related to sexual health (male and female), Peyronie’s disease, and kidney stones. Most procedures and tests are be performed on-site in our exceptionally comfortable, modern and clean office. TUC’s facility is licensed for radiology, office-based-surgery and is one of the few urology practices in Manhattan with a high-complexity PCR lab for same-day UTI testing. How does this impact you? Most patients can have a full urological work up on-site on their first visit.
Our team at Total Urology Care of New York will treat you as a whole person. We treat people, not diseases. Dr. Kavaler listens well, is well trained and continues to grow in all fields of urology.
One of the most recognized and consulted female urologists in New York City, Dr. Kavaler modestly accepts several Top Doctor awards each year. She is the author of A Seat on the Aisle, Please! The essential guide to urinary tract problems in women. The book covers urinary tract infections, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, interstitial cystitis, and urinary issues related to menopause. Her clinical and research efforts focus mainly on disorders of the female pelvic organs. Dr. Kavaler is the first Uro-Gynecologist in Manhattan to offer Molecular PCR testing for UTI. She is one of the few urologists in the country offering the vaginal approach for prolapse surgery. This approach, versus robotic surgery, is far less traumatic on the body and typically patients go home the same day. Dr. Kavaler has been in practice for over 30 years and has dedicated her career to the study and treatment of female urological disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse, chronic urinary tract infections, various kinds of urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain. Patients come from accross the country for her expertize. She welcomes patients to her office at Total Urology Care of New York, serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Dr. Kavaler is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brooklyn Medical School, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. She completed her general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Kavaler is one of only 500 woman urologists in practice in the U.S. After four years of Urology at the same institution, Dr. Kavaler concluded a post-graduate fellowship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Urodynamics at the University of California-Los Angeles under the tutelage of Dr. Shlomo Raz. A Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at Weil Cornell Medical Center, she is one of the preceptors in the Voiding Dysfunction Fellowship at New York Hospital as well as the Director of Urogynecology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Kavaler and her colleagues at Total Urology Care of New York work to ensure that all patients receive the care and services they need while being treated with the utmost respect. She prides herself not only on providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based medical care but also in her ability to develop meaningful relationships with each and every patient.
Dr. Kavaler is currently accepting new patients. She and the practice welcome most major forms of insurance.