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Saum Ghodoussipour, MD


(227 reviews)

Saum Ghodoussipour, MD

Saum Ghodoussipour, MD


(227 reviews)

  • Urologic Oncologist
  • Director, Bladder and Urothelial Cancer Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Contact Information

To schedule a new patient appointment call 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376)
To schedule a follow-up appointment call 732-235-7615
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

I am a urologic surgeon focusing on the treatment of men and women with cancers of the genitourinary system. This includes cancers of the bladder, kidney, testis, prostate, penis, urethra and adrenal glands. 

I obtained my undergraduate degree in biology at Boston University and my medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I then completed an internship in general surgery and urology residency at the University of Southern California (USC) and Los Angeles County Medical Center. This was followed by a 2-year fellowship in surgical urologic oncology at the USC Institute of Urology and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, CA. I am now proud to care for patients while working to advance the field of medicine through research at New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

My clinical areas of expertise include complex open and robotic surgeries of the pelvis and retroperitoneum. This includes removal of the bladder (radical cystectomy) with reconstruction of the urinary tract to maximize functional recovery, nerve-sparing procedures to maintain sexual function and fertility, advanced vascular techniques for invasive tumors and open extraperitoneal procedures to hasten recovery. 

My background growing up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, coupled with my diverse training has exposed me to patients and families from all walks of life. I appreciate that cancer care is not “one size fits all” and I am committed to facilitate treatment decisions for patients before and after surgery. My research supports this commitment through enrollment of patients in clinical trials to develop novel therapeutics, studies of surgical technique to optimize cancer control and functional outcomes, and implementation of preoperative and postoperative care pathways to enhance recovery after surgery. 

I am active in my field through membership in professional societies such as the American Urological Association and the Society of Urologic Oncology. I also serve on editorial boards and as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous urologic and surgical journals. I have published my research in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters and other educational materials and regularly present at national and international meetings. As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, I am passionate about training the next generation. 

Clinical Expertise

Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, transurethral resection, intravesical therapy, muscle-invasive bladder cancer, radical cystectomy, salvage cystectomy, nerve-sparing cystectomy, female reproductive organ sparing cystectomy, urinary diversion, orthotopic neobladder, continent cutaneous diversion, ileal conduit, urothelial carcinoma, upper tract urothelial carcinoma, nephroureterectomy, ureteroscopy, kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma, radical nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, cytoreductive nephrectomy, tumor thrombectomy, testicular cancer, germ cell tumor, radical orchiectomy, partial orchiectomy, primary, post-chemotherapy and nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, vascular resection, retroperitoneal sarcoma, prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, salvage prostatectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection, partial and total penectomy, urethrectomy, inguinal lymph node dissection, adrenal tumors, adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, adrenalectomy, clinical trials, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy, robotic surgery, extraperitoneal surgery

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 227 reviews


Shows respect for what you say


Spends enough time with you


Provider explains things in way you understand


Provider listens carefully to you


Gives easy to understand instructions

February 24, 2023

Dr G communicated my health condition clearly. He discussed varied options and ramifications of my condition.I felt secure in his presentation. I had a good understanding and was able to articulate my options.I would totally recommend Dr G.

February 24, 2023

Dr G was very clear, thoughtful and encouraging. My wife and I feel a lot better since we saw him and are more optimistic about the outcome.

February 18, 2023


February 16, 2023

Very personable and showed great concern and compassion.

February 16, 2023


January 25, 2023

The Doctor was extremely professional, caring, and competent.

January 20, 2023

Wonderful doctor - fortunate to have him!!

January 15, 2023

Very good advice and to the point

January 11, 2023

I love Dr. G, he truly understands that practicing medicine is a partnership with the patient. Dr. G. Is WONDERFUL.

December 21, 2022

Dr G was knowledgeable, caring, and informed.

December 21, 2022

Doctor explained everything I needed to know

November 30, 2022

He helped me understand my illness and how to treat my illness with professionalism. Very nice person. A very good experience.

November 16, 2022

I felt very comfortable with all answers I was given to my questions and the degree of caring for my situation was most evident within the provider.

November 7, 2022

Gave me full attention and never rushed me out..

October 28, 2022

Very good

October 27, 2022

Dr G was outstanding.

October 19, 2022

Dr. G is definitely more aware of the medical implications/plan of care/test interpretations than I am. I felt confident & comfortable with his knowledge & ability.

September 26, 2022

Dr. G had fine bedside manners and included me in the evaluation by explaining what was seen using the scope. He made me feel confident. He did not rush and answered my questions well.

August 25, 2022

Dr. G is outstanding!

August 23, 2022

Excellent dr.

August 16, 2022

The care provider explained everything well and I had no questions.

July 29, 2022

*Dr. G. is a God sent, kind, caring and very compassionate for his patients.

July 27, 2022

Dr. G was very professional, and made me comfortable.

July 24, 2022

Yes, he was very caring and tried to make sure I understood that I am doing GREAT...

June 6, 2022

The was my first visit with *Dr. Ghodoussipour and I was thrilled. I will stick with *Dr. Ghodoussipour for sure!

June 2, 2022

Every thing was great.

May 26, 2022

My medical team at this facility is top notch!

April 18, 2022

He was great.


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