Monish Aron

Professor of Clinical Urology Co-Director, Robotic Surgery & Advanced Laparoscopy
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Areas of treatment:

Robotic Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
Robotic Partial or Radical Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer
Robotic Pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
Robotic Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
Robotic Sacrocolpopexy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Belly Button Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Nearly Scar-free outcomes
Robotic Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery
Needlescopic Mini-Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic and Percutaneous Cryoablation for Kidney Cancer
Image Guided Surgery for Kidney and Prostate Cancer

Specialty:

  • Urology

Department:

  • Department of Urology

Languages:

  • English
  • Hindi

Monish Aron, MD

Professor of Clinical Urology
Co-Director, Robotic Surgery & Advanced Laparoscopy

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Aron is an expert in robotic, laparoscopic, and belly-button surgery for diseases of the adrenal, kidney, ureter, bladder and prostate. Dr. Aron has received training in urology at premier institutions in India, Australia and the United States. He received fellowship-training in advanced laparoscopy and robotics at the Cleveland Clinic under Dr. Inderbir Gill, the world leader in minimally invasive urological surgery.

Dr. Aron comes to USC from the Cleveland Clinic, where he served on the Urology Faculty as a laparoscopic and robotic specialist. Dr. Aron has received numerous acclaimed awards including the GB Ong Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as well as several awards for his scientific presentations and surgical videos at the American Urological Association Congress. Dr. Aron has published extensively (>150 publications) and serves as referee for six leading urological journals, including Editorial Board appointments for two journals.

Dr. Aron has played a pioneering role in the development of robotic kidney surgery, single incision laparoscopic and robotic belly button surgery, as well as research in NOTES transvaginal nephrectomy. Dr. Aron has been invited to various national and international institutions to demonstrate minimally invasive and belly button laparoscopic surgery.

Education:

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, S.N. Medical College, 1990
Masters in Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1994
Magister Chirurgiae (Urology), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1998
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2000

Internships:

S.N. Medical College, 1990 - 1991

Residencies:

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, General Surgery, 1992 - 1994
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Urology, 1995 - 1998

Fellowships:

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Urology, 1999 - 2000
Cleveland Clinic, Urology, 2005 - 2008

Certifications:

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
National Board of Examiners, New Delhi

Professional society memberships:

American Urological Association
American Medical Association
Societe Internationale de Urologie
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Endourology Society

Awards:

First Prize: Best Video Session, AUA: Transvesical robotic radical prostatectomy, 2009
Second Prize: Best Video Session, annual convention of the American Urological Association (AUA): Single-port transvesical enucleation of prostate (STEP), 2009
Honorable Mention: Best Video Session, AUA: E-NOTES ureteral reimplantation, 2009
First prize: Best Video Session, AUA: Flexible Robotic Ureterorenoscopy: Initial Experience, 2007
Outstanding paper award: 22nd Annual Meeting of the Engineering and Urology Society (EUS): KTP laser robotic nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: development and initial clinical experience, 2007
Outstanding paper award: 22nd Annual Meeting of the Engineering and Urology Society EUS): Percutaneous cryoablation of kidney lesions under combined real-time ultrasound and 3D CT scan navigation, 2007
Second prize Endourology Society Essay Contest: Preliminary experience with the NirisTM optical coherence tomography (OCT) system during laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy, 2006
Endourology Society Research Fellowship Award, 2005
Societe Internationale de Urologie (SIU) Scholarship, 2003 - 2004
ICRETT Travel Grant of the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (UICC), 2003
Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Grant, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2002
John Steyn Travel Grant, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2001 - 2002
G B Ong Medal, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2000