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Philip T. Zhao, MD

  • Specialty: Urology
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Phone: 646-825-6300
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About Me

As an endourologist, I specialize in treating people who have complex stone disease, involving stones along the genitourinary tract from the kidneys down to the bladder. My patients are a diverse group of people, and it is a privilege to treat them.

Growing up, I watched my grandmother struggle with this condition, so I understand how it can heavily impact someone’s life. I treat my patients the same way I would treat members of my family. Removing an obstructing stone is extremely gratifying because it allows people to return to their daily lives with minimal recovery time.

To remove stones, I perform percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), a minimally invasive, camera-guided surgery. I was fortunate to train with the doctor who pioneered this procedure, and am one of only a handful of surgeons in the New York metropolitan area who performs the procedure.

I also perform ureteroscopy to remove kidney stones and treat people for other urologic conditions, including upper tract urothelial carcinoma as well as ureteral and ureteropelvic junction obstructions. In addition to surgery, I perform metabolic exams to find the medical reasons people form stones and provide preventive treatment.

I conduct research on innovations in operative devices and the surgical management of stone disease, and have published multiple journal articles, abstracts, videos, and book chapters on these topics. I regularly present my research at national and international conferences, in addition to teaching other urologists about percutaneous access and PCNL. I am also a reviewer for the Journal of Endourology.

 


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • kidney stone
  • hydronephrosis
  • ureteral stenosis
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • staghorn calculus
  • urolithiasis
  • obstruction of pelviureteric junction
  • transitional cell carcinoma
Treatments
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • robotic assisted surgery
  • percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • ureteroscopy
  • extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
  • Chief, Urology Stone Program, Tisch Hospital
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Urology - Urology, 2019
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Minimally Invasive Urology, 2016
  • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Univ Hosp (New Brunswick, NJ), Urology, 2014
  • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Univ Hosp (New Brunswick, NJ), General Surgery, 2010
  • MD from Rutgers State University of NJ, 2008
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
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    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
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    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Cigna
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    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
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  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
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    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
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    • GHI Medicare Supplement
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    • IUOE Local 14-14B
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  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
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    • HIP Bridge
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    • HIP EPO
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    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
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    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
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    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Island Group Administration
    • Island Group Administration
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
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    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
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    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • National Health Care Solutions Inc
    • Allianz Global Assistance
    • American Assistance - WTA
    • BMI Companies
    • Berkley Canada
    • CAN Assistance
    • Complete Claims Management Prof
    • Crossborder Health Partners
    • DIKLA / Harel Insurance Company
    • Desjardins - Sigma Assistel
    • Eurocare INC
    • Federal Assist
    • Global Response LTD
    • Guardian Life and Health Insurance Comp
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    • Mayday Assistance
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    • Morgan White Admin International
    • Olympus Managed Health
    • Oneworld Assist - Tugo
    • Pacific Bluecross
    • Penfield Care Management
    • Savitar Group
    • Sunmed International
    • TIS -Travel Insurance Specialists Ltd
    • TMCA
    • Tour Med Assistance INC
    • WTA- American Assist
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Transamerica Life Insurance Company
    • Transamerica Life Insurance Company (PB Only)
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Urology Associates

222 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017

Research Academic Contact

Academic office

222 East 41st Street

11th and 12th Floors

New York, NY 10017

Publications

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