Dhiren S. Dave, M.D.

Board-certified Urologist

Dr. Dhiren Dave graduated Tau Beta Pi from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1998. He earned his M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2003 and went on to complete his general surgery internship and urologic surgery residency training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. It was during this time that he cultivated a specific interest in urologic oncology, advanced laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery.

A Diplomat of the American Board of Urology,  Dr. Dave completed further fellowship training in advanced robotically-assisted laparoscopic surgery and has extensive experience in performing surgery using the DaVinci robotic surgical system. He has conducted basic science and clinical research in the fields of prostate cancer, tissue engineering, and urologic oncology and has presented his work at multiple national meetings. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written several book chapters.

He brings with him a passion for what he does and a desire to provide state-of-the-art treatments for his patients that offer minimal pain and faster recovery.

"I spend a lot of time time in educating patients about their condition, options for therapy and expectations for treatment as well as for recovery.  Especially for cancer patients, I find that many of their fears and anxieties are relieved just by having a clear understanding of what to expect.  Beyond that, it always helps to be courteous, concerned, and responsive to their needs. We went into medicine to heal people, and much of the healing we do happens to occur at the psychological level.  More than the actual surgery or treatment that we provide, I find that patients appreciate the time we spend with them and the emotional concern that we show towards them."

For a detailed look at Dr. Dave's outcomes for patients undergoing robotic radical prostetectomy for prostate cancer, please refer to the outcomes tab on our website.

Dr. Dave has performed over 650 robotic procedures encompassing the entire range of major urologic surgeries that can be performed with the daVinci Robotic Surgical System.  These procedures include:

  • Radical Prostatectomy for prostate cancer
  • Radical and Partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer
  • Renal cryoablation for kidney cancer
  • Radical Cystoprostatectomy for bladder cancer
  • Radial Nephro-Ureterectomy for transitional cell cancer of the kidney and ureter
  • Extended pelvic lymph node dissection for pelvic urologic and gynecologic cancers
  • Simple prostatectomy for enlarged prostates and BPH
  • Bladder diverticulectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Pyeloplasty for reconstruction of the renal collecting system
  • Ureteral Reimplantation
  • Robotic inguinal or umbilical hernia repair at the time of robotic prostatectomy

For more information about Dr. Dave, please refer to the attached Courier News article and the Star Ledger Article.

On April 25th, 2012 Somerset Urological Associates and Somerset Medical Center’s Executive Leadership announced that Dr. Dhiren Dave has ranked in the 99th percentile nationally in 2011 for customer service based on Press Ganey Data.  Dr. Dave’s patient’s value his outstanding care, compassion and commitment to excellence. Dr. Dave was recently featured in Robert Wood Johnson’s Breakthroughs Magazine, Spring 2015 edition. Read the full article here.