Dr. Eric Giesler
"Teams produce great outcomes. The foundation of our team is the doctor-patient relationship."
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. Most recently, Dr. Giesler has further honed his skills by working closely with Dr. Randy Fagin.
Dr. Giesler enjoys treating both men and women. He appreciates working with patients and their families through the diagnosis and treatment of urologic cancers and other disorders. He understands that some urologic conditions, especially stone disorders, can be very debilitating for patients and makes it a priority to tailor an appropriate treatment plan for the individual patient. 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.
My patient care philosophy is that of a Team Approach. I believe that the combination of my expertise, participation by my patients and their families, and collaboration with the primary care physicians are invaluable for successful outcomes.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Dr. Giesler has pursued extensive training in minimally invasive treatments in urology. He has vast experience performing laparoscopic and robotic surgery on the kidney, bladder and prostate. Dr. Giesler has performed over 100 robotic-assisted procedures. He is certified in the use of lasers and other minimally invasive techniques for treatment of an enlarged prostate (BPH). Dr. Giesler’s experience also includes the treatment of kidney stones using shock-wave lithotripsy, endoscopic and/or percutaneous techniques.
Board Certified: American Board of Urology, 2009
Private Practice: The Urology Team P.A., September 2008 - Present
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 2007 - 2008
Urology Residency, University of Cincinnati, 2003 - 2007
General Surgery Internship, University of Cincinnati, 2002-2003
Medical Doctorate, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, 2002
Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1998
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery/Urology Division. 2007-2008