Meet Michael LaSalle, MD, FACS
Dr. LaSalle has co-authored over 30 research abstracts, publications and book chapters in peer reviewed journals and texts. He has received awards of distinction such as the SmithKline/Boston Biomedica Award, the American Academy of Pediatrics – Pediatric Urology Best Clinical Research Finalist and the Charles L. Brown Award for his basic science and clinical research contributions. He has been honored as one of New Jersey Monthly\’s Top Doctors for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Dr. LaSalle has lectured nationally on various aspects of urological surgery including erectile dysfunction, male factor infertility and microsurgery.
After his fellowship at Boston University, Dr. LaSalle became the President and Founder of the Urology and Sexual Health Institute, P.A. in Florham Park, New Jersey established in 1998. For over ten years, Dr. LaSalle practiced general urology primarily at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. In January 2008, Dr. LaSalle affiliated his practice with the New Jersey Center for Prostate Cancer and Urology. The group has expanded their extensive laparoscopic DaVinci robotic prostate cancer and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical experience to include the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
Dr. LaSalle assisted with the successful clinical and educational launches of Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Viagra™ as well as GlaxoSmithKline / Bayer Corporation\’s Levitra™ and Eli Lilly / Icos Corporation\’s Cialis™ in collaboration with the internationally renowned Dr. Irwin Goldstein at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Utilizing pre and post operative penile rehabilitation protocols with these medications, various injectable erectogenic agents and the unique non-cautery athermal nerve sparing robotic surgical technique developed by Dr. Michael Esposito, the patients undergoing laparoscopic robotic assisted surgery for prostate cancer have a very high recovery rate of preoperative sexual function.
To date, the New Jersey Center for Prostate Cancer and Urology has now completed over 2000 laparoscopic robotic assisted radical prostatectomy procedures for prostate cancer. With the addition of Dr. LaSalle and other colleagues, they have now successfully completed the first 40 laparoscopic robotic assisted DaVinci radical prostatectomies, nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies, adrenalectomies, as well as their first robotic assisted radical cystectomy with urinary diversion for bladder cancer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.