Andre K. Berger

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Andre K. Berger, MD

Areas of treatment:

Belly Button Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Nearly Scar-Free Outcomes
Image Guided Surgery for Kidney and Prostate Cancer
Robotic Ileal-Ureter for Ureteral Obstruction
Robotic Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery/ “Belly-Button” Surgery
Robotic Partial or Radical Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer
Robotic Prostatectomy for BPH
Robotic Pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
Robotic Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer and Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
Robotic Sacrocolpopexy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Specialty:

  • Urology

Department:

  • Department of Urology

Andre K. Berger, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

Practicing location:

  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Andre Berger, MD is fellowship trained in advanced robotic and laparoscopic urological surgery. His particular area of expertise is robotic and laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer. Dr. Berger performs robotic athermal nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, delivering outstanding potency and continence outcomes. He also brings sophisticated expertise in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for kidney tumors, specifically when performing nephron-sparing (kidney-saving) surgery with minimal or no warm ischemia. He also performs robotic radical cystectomy, extended pelvic lymph node dissection and completely intra-corporeal urinary diversions.

In addition, he performs robotic and laparoscopic surgery for benign conditions of the adrenal gland, kidney, ureter-pelvic junction obstruction, urinary bladder and benign prostate hypertrophy. Dr. Berger performs scar-less “belly-button” single-port surgery for various urological conditions, and at USC, he is part of the team that has the world’s largest experience with “belly-button” surgery.

Philosophy of care:
My philosophy of care is to treat every single patient like a family member. My aim is to offer the best treatments combining innovation, technology and compassion in a personalized way.

Education:

MD, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, 1996 - 2001

Residencies:

Hospital De Clinicas De Porto Alegre, Urology, 2004 - 2007
Hospital De Clinicas De Porto Alegre, General Surgery, 2002 - 2004

Fellowships:

LAC + USC Medical Center, Advanced Robotic and Laparoscopic Urology Surgery, 2010 - 2012
Cleveland Clinic Education Foundation, Research Fellow, 2007 - 2009

Professional society memberships:

American Urological Association
The Endourology Society
Brazilian Society of Urology

Awards:

Best videos – 3rd prize, Robotic Level 3 Caval Thrombectomy, AUA 2014.
Best videos - 1st prize, Novel surgical tile-pro navigation with 3D prostate cancer model during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, EAU 2013.
Best videos - honorable mention, Robotic Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal neobladder, USC technique, AUA 2012.
Best videos - 1st prize, Transvesical robotic Radical Prostatectomy, AUA 2009.
Best videos - Honorable mention, E-NOTES Urketeral Reimplantation, AUA 2009.
Best videos - 3rd Prize, Innovative Combination of New Technologies in Reconstructive Urological Procedures: evaluation in an Animal Model, AUA 2008.
Best paper, Innovative Combination of New Technologies in Reconstructive Urological Procedures: evaluation in an Animal Model, EUS 2008.
Best abstract, Endourology Flexible Robotic ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy for Renal Calculi: Initial Clinical Experience, WCE 2008.