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Advanced Urology Gains a New, Award-winning Urologist


Urologist Dr. Vahan Kassabian has just announced his decision to join Advanced Urology Institute of Georgia, P.C., aka Advanced Urology. Advanced Urology is a metro Atlanta-based, full-service provider of urologic care for men and women and an emerging national innovator of best-in-class outcomes. Dr. Kassabian was previously medical director of Georgia Urology and will now be providing his expert urological oncology services at several Advanced Urology locations in 2019.


“I am thrilled to be joining the Advanced Urology family. I decided to make this transition because it will allow me to provide the best possible care for my patients. As a part of the incredible Advanced team, I will be able to build the best prostate center of excellence in the Southeast. Patients will be welcomed from across the country to get the latest, most innovative treatments combined with compassionate, personalized care,” said Dr. Kassabian.


Dr. Kassabian will become the director of the Atlanta Prostate Center and Advanced Therapeutics, while practicing general urology within the Advanced Urology group. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Montreal in Quebec. He decided to pursue research and finished his fellowship in urological oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Before joining Georgia Urology, Dr. Kassabian became an assistant professor and practicing urologist at Emory University and its affiliated hospitals. He also earned the prestigious title of Chief of Urology at the V.A. Hospital in Atlanta.


Dr. Vahan Kassabian was voted one of Atlanta Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2018 and was named Teacher of the Year during his time at Emory. He has extensive experience in clinical research, and he specializes in complex, oncological cases, particularly prostate cancer. He has published numerous articles, especially on urologic oncology, and he has made multiple national and international presentations.


“We are excited to welcome Dr. Kassabian into the Advanced Urology family. He will start seeing patients in our locations very soon. We are especially thrilled to have Dr. Kassabian lead our prostate center of excellence, opening in 2019. His vast experience and expertise in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), focal ablation of the prostate, and all aspects of surgical oncology make him a highly sought-after leader for this center,” said Dr. Jitesh Patel, CEO of Advanced Urology.


Founded in 2011 by Dr. Jitesh Patel, Advanced Urology is comprised of a dedicated staff of 15 urologists and eight advanced practitioners. Offering services in five locations and 10 hospitals across metro Atlanta, they will be expanding to 10 locations in 2019. For almost a decade, the Advanced Urology team has been providing innovative treatment options with industry-leading outcomes for a variety of urological conditions such as ED, BPH and OAB for patients around the Atlanta area. For more information, please visit: