Dr. Dean Elterman

Dr. Dean Elterman

MD, MSc, FRCSC

Education and Memberships

Dr. Dean S. Elterman completed his medical degree followed by residency in urologic surgery at the University of Toronto. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2011. Dr. Elterman completed a two-year fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction, Neuro-Urology, Female Urology and Pelvic Reconstruction at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

Dr. Elterman has worked in the areas of men’s health and survivorship at the Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and at the University of Toronto. He is the Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre.

He completed his Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Elterman is a member of several professional societies including the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, the International Neuromodulation Society, and the International Society of Men’s Health.


Dr. Dean Elterman is the first clinician outside of the USA to become a Designated Centre of Excellence for Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy, a minimally invasive BPH treatment.


Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Elterman’s clinical and research interests include male health, voiding dysfunction and reconstruction including BPH, incontinence (male sling/artificial urinary sphincter), sexual dysfunction (penile prosthetic surgery); female voiding dysfunction including overactive bladder (sacral neuromodulation) and urinary incontinence.

Clinical Expertise

  • Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Male Incontinence
  • Vaginal Atrophy and Laxity
  • Female Incontinence
  • Overactive Bladder

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Patient Testimonials

Highly Recommend Dr. Elterman and the Rezūm Procedure

Dr. Dean Elterman and his team of medical professionals treated my dad with the Rezūm procedure for an enlarged prostate. The procedure went well but unbeknownst to everyone, my dad had kidney stones that hindered his recovery, leading to a blocked ureter, UTI, acute renal failure and urinary retention. Dr. Elterman and his team was monitoring my dad's recovery every step of the way and accurately guiding us to seek emergency help. Following the removal of my dad's kidney stones and 6 weeks of IV antibiotics, my father is finally catheter-free, voiding on his own and feeling like his former, healthier self. We've dealt with many medical clinics over the years. Dr. Elterman and his team are one of the most responsive, reliable, intelligent and caring medical professionals we've had the pleasure of meeting. How often do doctors give their personal cell number to patients? Dr. Elterman did. He trusts that his patients will not abuse the kindness, but he makes himself available and responds promptly when contacted. He is brilliant, compassionate and a gem of a doctor. We highly recommend him and his Rezūm procedure.


K. M.

University Urology Associates
2021-08-08T19:44:54-04:00
Dr. Dean Elterman and his team of medical professionals treated my dad with the Rezūm procedure for an enlarged prostate. The procedure went well but unbeknownst to everyone, my dad had kidney stones that hindered his recovery, leading to a blocked ureter, UTI, acute renal failure and urinary retention. Dr. Elterman and his team was monitoring my dad's recovery every step of the way and accurately guiding us to seek emergency help. Following the removal of my dad's kidney stones and 6 weeks of IV antibiotics, my father is finally catheter-free, voiding on his own and feeling like his former, healthier self. We've dealt with many medical clinics over the years. Dr. Elterman and his team are one of the most responsive, reliable, intelligent and caring medical professionals we've had the pleasure of meeting. How often do doctors give their personal cell number to patients? Dr. Elterman did. He trusts that his patients will not abuse the kindness, but he makes himself available and responds promptly when contacted. He is brilliant, compassionate and a gem of a doctor. We highly recommend him and his Rezūm procedure. K. M.

Dr. Elterman Testimonial (1)

Dr. Elterman has helped me tremendously! He was kind, caring and answered all my questions. I am so happy that I was referred to him he helped fix my overactive bladder and now I can do the things I truly loved to do without going to the bathroom every 5 mins. Would highly recommend him!!

University Urology Associates
2016-03-20T17:56:04-04:00
Dr. Elterman has helped me tremendously! He was kind, caring and answered all my questions. I am so happy that I was referred to him he helped fix my overactive bladder and now I can do the things I truly loved to do without going to the bathroom every 5 mins. Would highly recommend him!!

Testimonial for Dr. Elterman, BPH Green Light Laser Treatment

Dr. Elterman did green light laser on my Dad. [Dr. Elterman] is the kindness person and has an amazing bedside manner. He accommodated my Dad to get him his surgery as soon as possible!! A great Doctor of whom I think of with the highest esteem!!!


With much appreciation,


[Name redacted]

University Urology Associates
2018-07-29T11:09:41-04:00
Dr. Elterman did green light laser on my Dad. [Dr. Elterman] is the kindness person and has an amazing bedside manner. He accommodated my Dad to get him his surgery as soon as possible!! A great Doctor of whom I think of with the highest esteem!!! With much appreciation, [Name redacted]

Fantastic Results with Urolift for BPH

Dr. Elterman,


Fantastic results. I want to thank you and your staff for all the care and assistance provided me throughout the procedure and thereafter. I had been with a catheter for three (3) months following knee replacement surgery on account of prostate difficulty. I conducted research and determined if I was a candidate, the Urolift procedure was best suited for me. In this manner, I could avoid the effects of after surgery — lots of pain, long recovery, lack of energy, etc.. As well, I could avoid any possibility of incontinence and loss of sex ability, both of which are real possibilities with the most common procedure, the TURP. Having just come off knee surgery, I was quite aware of these difficulties. With the urolift I avoided all of the above. The procedure was conducted on a Thursday afternoon. I was back at home a couple of hours later that evening, and was back at work the Monday immediate following.


I would recommend the urolift procedure for any male who meets the qualifications for the procedure. I went from fearing at least a two (2) week to three (3) month recovery period for surgery to a three (3) to four (4) day recovery period. My prostate problems are a thing of the past. Again, thank you. I will be glad to speak to any of your patients who are considering this procedure if they so choose.


Regards,


Michael

University Urology Associates
2018-03-28T07:47:59-04:00
Dr. Elterman, Fantastic results. I want to thank you and your staff for all the care and assistance provided me throughout the procedure and thereafter. I had been with a catheter for three (3) months following knee replacement surgery on account of prostate difficulty. I conducted research and determined if I was a candidate, the Urolift procedure was best suited for me. In this manner, I could avoid the effects of after surgery — lots of pain, long recovery, lack of energy, etc.. As well, I could avoid any possibility of incontinence and loss of sex ability, both of which are real possibilities with the most common procedure, the TURP. Having just come off knee surgery, I was quite aware of these difficulties. With the urolift I avoided all of the above. The procedure was conducted on a Thursday afternoon. I was back at home a couple of hours later that evening, and was back at work the Monday immediate following. I would recommend the urolift procedure for any male who meets the qualifications for the procedure. I went from fearing at least a two (2) week to three (3) month recovery period for surgery to a three (3) to four (4) day recovery period. My prostate problems are a thing of the past. Again, thank you. I will be glad to speak to any of your patients who are considering this procedure if they so choose. Regards, Michael

Dr. Elterman Testimonial (2)

I went to see Dr. Elterman last year and was amazed with his knowledge and helpfulness with addressing my issue. Happy to say that my procedure change[d] my life.

University Urology Associates
2016-05-18T14:59:09-04:00
I went to see Dr. Elterman last year and was amazed with his knowledge and helpfulness with addressing my issue. Happy to say that my procedure change[d] my life.

Urolift Review

Dr. Dean Elterman,


I'm writing to you this morning to give you updates on the state of my condition following the Urolift procedure that you've performed on me on May 6th. It's been 3 weeks now and I must tell you how much this has changed my life. First, I did follow your recommendation to remove the catheter after the chemo treatment on Friday. That gave enough time for healing, plus there was no bleeding, no pain and no problem getting control back to urinate. I had a bit of blood the first 2 days and a bit of discomfort but nothing serious. After that and since then I feel like I am 40 again.


This procedure was the best thing to do for someone in my condition, doing chemo and not having to worry about healing [from] a surgical operation or infections. You did a great job Dr. Elterman, this is a success story so far. You and your team are real professionals, from Mrs. Deborah Patrick who took care of my case from the beginning, to nurse Peggy who really made sure I was comfortable during and after the procedure. Overall, the whole experience for me was worth it.


Have a good day doctor, I'm having a great one...


J. B.

University Urology Associates
2017-08-28T07:48:55-04:00
Dr. Dean Elterman, I'm writing to you this morning to give you updates on the state of my condition following the Urolift procedure that you've performed on me on May 6th. It's been 3 weeks now and I must tell you how much this has changed my life. First, I did follow your recommendation to remove the catheter after the chemo treatment on Friday. That gave enough time for healing, plus there was no bleeding, no pain and no problem getting control back to urinate. I had a bit of blood the first 2 days and a bit of discomfort but nothing serious. After that and since then I feel like I am 40 again. This procedure was the best thing to do for someone in my condition, doing chemo and not having to worry about healing [from] a surgical operation or infections. You did a great job Dr. Elterman, this is a success story so far. You and your team are real professionals, from Mrs. Deborah Patrick who took care of my case from the beginning, to nurse Peggy who really made sure I was comfortable during and after the procedure. Overall, the whole experience for me was worth it. Have a good day doctor, I'm having a great one... J. B.
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