David S. Schnapp, MD, Director

Dr. Schnapp has become one of the most experienced and respected Urologic Robotic surgeons in the five boroughs as well as on Long Island.  He completed a 6 year residency training program in Urology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center under the tutelage of Dr. Arthur Smith, the "Father of Minimally Invasive Urology".  Dr. Schnapp is one of the few robotic surgeons in practice today who also has a vast experience with "open" traditional surgery. Prior to his training on the Da Vinci, he built an extensive surgical experience in both radical retropubic and radical perineal prostatectomy.  His experience in both open and robotic surgical approaches has allowed him to approach some of the most difficult
cases with confidence.  He is also expert in the performance of the
"nerve sparing technique" which is routinely done to preserve
sexual function after prostate removal.

DSS Urology is one of the only private Urologic practices in NY to
offer biofeedback therapy for the treatment of urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) in both men and women.  This non-invasive therapy
is offered to every one of our post-prostatectomy patients and hastens the return of urinary control after the procedure.  Dr. Schnapp has one of the largest experiences in the performance of penile implantation for intractable erectile dysfunction.  He is also a leader in the placement of the artificial urinary sphincter.  DSS also offers broad expertise in the minimally invasive treatment for BPH (benign enlargement of the prostate gland), Kidney stones, Urinary Incontinence, and Male Infertility.  Dr. Schnapp has taken a special interest in the evolving field of "Testosterone Replacement Therapy" for patients suffering from the clinical effects of low male hormone levels.

DSS Urology was founded in 2000 and has built its reputation on providing cutting edge medical care with a very personal touch.  We recognize that it is becoming more and more difficult to find a physician who can take a personal interest in each and every patient in this age of healthcare turmoil and uncertainty.  In a time when many Doctors are giving up private practice and taking jobs with a hospital or "mega-group", Dr. Schnapp's private practice is thriving and continues to grow at a remarkable rate.  When you call or visit one of our offices, you will find our staff to be warm and welcoming.  This quality of service is very rarely found in present day institutional medicine.

 

 

Dr. Michael A. CiattoDr. Michael Ciatto is the newest addition to the practice.  Dr. Ciatto
grew up in New Hyde Park, New York.  He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) from which he earned his
undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and graduated
Magna Cum Laude in 2006.  He then earned his medical degree
from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
in 2010.  Dr. Ciatto went on to complete his residency training in
Urology at the State University of New York University at Buffalo
from which he graduated as chief resident in 2015.  His surgical
training included traditional open as well as laparoscopic and
robotic surgery utilizing the Da Vinci minimally-invasive robotic
surgical system.  His clinical interests include kidney stone disease, benign prostate enlargement, and men’s health issues such as erectile
dysfunction and low testosterone.  Dr. Ciatto is a member of the American Urological Association.

                                                                                                                                                     Michael A. Ciatto, MD