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G. Joel DeCastro, MD

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G. Joel DeCastro, MD
G. Joel DeCastro, MD

G. Joel DeCastro, MD, MPH, is the Co-Director of the Urology Division at the Allen Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor of Urology at Columbia University. Dr. DeCastro graduated with cum laude honors in Biology from Harvard University in 1997. He then went on to complete his medical school training, a Masters in Public Health, and his Urology residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. After residency, he completed a two-year fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Chicago, focused on laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He serves on the review panel of numerous publications, including the Journal of Urology and the Journal of Endourology. He has authored multiple original research articles, book chapters, and editorials on urologic oncology. His present research is primarily on outcomes following treatment for bladder cancer.

Dr. DeCastro is an established expert in both robotic and laparoscopic techniques for treatment of urologic tumors, specifically for bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancer. He sees patients both at the Allen Hospital and at the Atchley Pavillion on the main hospital campus, and participates in most insurance plans.

Primary Specialty
Urology (Board Certified)
Education And Training
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Areas of Expertise
Prostate Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
Robotic Prostatectomy
Urologic Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [Columbia University Employee Plan, HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Affinity [HMO, Medicaid, Medicare]
Amerigroup [Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan, HMO, POS, PPO]
Connecticare [EPO, HMO, POS]
Connecticare (FLEX) [POS]
Connecticut [Medicaid]
Cox Health (National) [PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), NYPH Employees Only]
Great West (National) [PPO]
Health First [HMO, Medicaid, POS]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Health Plan of Nevada (National) [PPO]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [HMO, Medicaid]
HealthPartners [Open Access]
Local 1199 [National Benefit Fund, Union]
MagnaCare (National) [PPO]
Medicare [Medicare]
Multiplan [PPO]
MVP Cigna Health Plan [EPO, Open Access, PPO]
MVP Cigna Health Plan (National) [PPO]
National Health Administrators [PPO]
Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO, Liberty HMO, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare HMO]
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) [POS, PPO]
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS/National) [PPO]
Rocky Mountain Health Plans (National) [PPO]
Secure Horizons [HMO, Medicare]
Unicare [PPO]
United Empire [HMO, PPO]
United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Community Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
WellChoice [EPO, HMO, POS, PPO]


Primary Office
Allen Hospital
5141 Broadway
New York, NY 10034

Phone: (212) 932-4309
Fax: (212) 932-4448
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375
New York, NY 10019

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor: 11
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-0114
Fax: (212) 305-0129
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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