Dr. Eric Giesler was raised in Houston, TX. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and returned to Texas to attend medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Giesler completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
Dr. Giesler has witnessed the evolution of the robotic surgery from its inception to its current state of the art technique. The first cases took 6-8 hrs to complete. Today, with improved techniques, the average time for surgery is less than 3 hrs. During his training, Dr. Giesler participated in over 100 robotic prostatectomies. As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Giesler taught laparoscpic and robotic surgery to urology residents and fellows. Dr. Giesler again expanded surgical options for prostate cancer patients to include HIFU.
His patient care philosophy is that of a Team Approach. He believes the combination of his expertise, participation by the patient and the patient’s family, and collaboration with the primary care physician are invaluable for a successful outcome.