Meet your doctor

Lee Richstone, MD

Specialty

  • Urology

Professional titles

  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • English

Years in practice

  • 15 years

Affiliations


Professional biography

Lee Richstone, MD is the Chief of Urology at the North Shore University Hospital and is Vice Chairman of Urology for the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System.
Dr. Richstone completed medical school at the Cornell University Medical College in New York City. There he won early acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the prestigious national medical honor society. He pursued his urologic training and chief residency at New York Presbyterian (Weill-Cornell) and Memorial Sloan Kettering hospitals. Dr. Richstone completed his fellowship training in urologic laparoscopic and robotic surgery and joined the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in 2007 as Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery.
Dr. Richstone is an internationally recognized urologic surgeon who has helped pioneer laparoscopic and robotic surgery for cancer of the prostate, kidney and bladder, as well as for various forms of urinary obstructions. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in leading national and international journals including The Journal of Urology, Urology, The British Journal of Urology, The Journal of Endourology, Cancer, and Cell.
Dr. Richstone is the first to perform robotic radical cystectomy on Long Island and regularly performs neobladder reconstructions completely robotically through small incisions. He has perfomed hundreds of robotic surgeries for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer, with a focus on preserving urinary continence and sexual function. Dr. Richstone has also pioneered Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery (LESS), where entire laparoscopic operations are performed only through the belly button, with no other scars. In fact, Dr. Richstone is one of only a few surgeons in the United States to have performed single site partial nephrectomy and prostatectomy.
Dr. Richstone is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), the America Urological Association (AUA), and the Endourological Society (EUS).
Dr. Richstone is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the E. Darracott Vaughan Prize for Excellence in Urology (2000), The Ferdinand C. Valentine Urology Essay Prize (First Place, 2005), The American Urological Association-Ambrose Reed Socioeconomic Essay Contest (First Place, 2005), and the Weill-Cornell Distinguished House Officer Award (2005). Dr. Richstone was awarded the Stryker and Nagamatsu Fellowship (2007), and won first prize at the Endourology Society Fellowship Paper Award the same year. Dr. Richstone won first prize at the AUA Research Foundation for Outstanding Research awarded at the 2010 AUA National Meeting in San Francisco.

Practice Locations

Hospital affiliations

  • Huntington Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital

Professional titles & education information

  • Academic Titles
    • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Medical school
    • Cornell University Medical College
  • Internships
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Residencies
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowships
    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Insurance providers/plans accepted

  • AARP
    • GHI Medicare
    • HMO
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
  • Aetna
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Beech Street
    • PPO/EPO
  • CIGNA
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • POS
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Consumer Health Plan
    • PPO/EPO
  • EmblemHealth / Connecticare / GHI / HIP / PerfectHealth / Vytra
    • Champus
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • GHI Medicare
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Empire BCBS
    • Champus
    • Child Health Plus
    • Empire Medicare
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • POS
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Fidelis Care
    • Champus
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • First Health
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
  • Healthfirst / MHI
    • Champus
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Humana Health
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
  • Magna Care
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Medicaid
    • Any Plan
  • Medicare
    • Any Plan
  • Medicare-Railroad
    • Any Plan
  • MultiPlan / PHCS
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • GHI Medicare
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Oxford
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Liberty
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Tricare
    • Extra
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Prime
    • Standard
  • United HealthCare
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • POS
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • US Department of Labor
    • Workers Compensation
  • Wellcare of NY
    • All Plans