David Canes, MD is the medical director of the Lahey Institute of Urology at Parkland Medical Center. He is fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery, and has performed more than 450 robotic prostatectomies as of August 2011. He has helped other surgeons learn the technique of robotic prostatectomy both regionally and abroad.
Dr. Canes graduated from Yale University with honors in Biology. He subsequently attended medical school at Cornell University and completed his Urology residency at Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Following residency, he pursued additional subspecialty fellowship training at the prestigious Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute of Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned center for minimally invasive surgery. Under the mentorship of Mihir Desai, MD, and Inderbir Gill, MD, MCH, he specialized in advanced laparoscopy, robotic surgery, and endourology. Subsequently, Dr. Canes was recruited to join the staff at the Institute of Urology at Lahey Clinic, where he was the first in New England to perform kidney removal entirely through the belly button, a procedure he helped pioneer with his mentors at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Canes' primary clinical focus is minimally invasive and robotic surgery for urologic cancers, including prostate, bladder, kidney, ureteral, and adrenal tumors. He also manages complex kidney and ureteral stones, as well as blockages or scar tissue in the urinary tract. He has published extensively in the field of minimally invasive surgery including more than 35 peer reviewed publications and numerous textbook chapters. He has presented his work at national and international meetings, where his work has received top accolades.
Urology, American Board of Urology