Laparoscopic Prostate Removal
for Severe, Treatment-Resistant
Chronic Prostatitis


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Arnon Krongrad, MD: Prostate surgeon.

Prostate surgeon Arnon Krongrad, MDArnon Krongrad, MD is a urologist specializing exclusively in prostate surgery. He has more than 25 years of experience with open and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

Dr. Krongrad assisted in his first open radical prostatectomy in 1984 while an intern at the University of Hawaii. That very bloody operation helped fuel the motivation that 15 years later caused Dr. Krongrad to introduce a much less bloody approach to prostate surgery: In 1999, Dr. Krongrad and his colleagues coauthored Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.That year, Dr. Krongrad established the Krongrad Institute as America’s pioneering program for laparoscopic prostatectomy.

In 2007, Dr. Krongrad performed the laparoscopic prostatectomy that ended David Radford's 8 years of severe, chronic prostatitis. That event opened a previously unconsidered treatment for men with this ruinous disease. Under Dr. Krongrad's direction, the Institute is conducting a first-of-kind prospective prostatitis clinical trial to quantify symptoms of chronic prostatitis after laparoscopic surgery.

With surgical colleagues in Paris, 1999.Arnon Krongrad was born to a medical family and joined his father on his first house call at age 6. Service always been at the heart of his professional mission. He has studied and practiced medicine in environments as varied as The New York Presybyterian Hospital, a tertiary academic research hospital, and The Tom Mboya Health Centre, a primitive primary care clinic on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya.

Presenting research findings, 1988.Dr. Krongrad is author of numerous original basic and clinical outcomes research publications on the prostate, much of which has been published in such rigorous professioal journals as Cancer Research and The Journal of the American Medical Association. Among the publications are the most generalizable estimates of survival after radical prostatectomy, the landmark study of selenium in the prevention of prostate cancer, and the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy technical manual. Dr. Krongrad holds patents related to prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

With patient Ken Griffey, Sr.Dr. Krongrad received his Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Columbia College and his Medical Doctor from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University. He trained in general surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and in urology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He then received the prestigious Dornier Scholarship of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease and did basic research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In the 1990s Dr. Krongrad was chief of urology at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he developed an interdisciplinary clinic for men with prostate cancer.

Dr. Krongrad is certified by the American Board of Urology and belongs to a number of professional societies. Dr. Krongrad has worked with the World Health Organization and American Cancer Society. He has written for the Miami Herald. Dr. Krongrad is co-founder and Medical Director of the Virginia based not-for-profit Prostate Cancer International.
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