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Sam Chawla, MD
Rating
(4.69)
322 ratings, 135 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
10010 Falls of Neuse Road
WakeMed North Physicians Office Pavilion, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27614
3024 New Bern Avenue
WakeMed Raleigh Campus Andrews Center
Raleigh, NC 27610
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10010 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 105
3024 New Bern Avenue, First Floor
Biography

Dr. Sam Chawla may use a robot for surgical precision, but he is very much a human when it comes to working with patients, offering them tremendous compassion and care along with his expertise in Urology. The Philadephia, PA, native also can communicate with several populations, as he is fluent in both Hindi and Spanish, along with English. When Dr. Chawla and his wife are not busy with their three young and active children, Dr. Sam Chawla enjoys cooking, running, golf and travel.

Education and Training
Dr. Chawla is board certified in Urology, and has earned Diplomate status within the American Board of Urology. He received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a bachelor's degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

He completed his residency at Temple University and his fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he received specialized training in da Vinci robot-assisted radical prostatectomy and robotic pyeloplasty. His training also includes pure laparoscopic nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy, partial nephrectomy, and donor nephrectomy. He has extensive experience with endoscopic management of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma, advanced ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy.

While at Temple University, Dr. Chawla received the Department of Urology Award, and went on to be honored with the Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award in 2004. He also received the Sigma Xi Research Society Award for Neurophysiology research entitled "LTP of Inhibitory Circuits in Heliosoma Trivolvis." He is member of the American Medical Association, the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

He has published articles in numerous journals including the Canadian Journal of Urology, theJournal of Endourology, Contemporary Urology, and European Urology, many of which focused on the topic of renal cancer.

Urology Surgeons Offer Advanced Care, Technology in Raleigh, NC
At WakeMed Physician Practices - Urology, our practice provides comprehensive urology care for adults, including advanced technologies such as laser stone and prostate surgeries, laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery, and prosthetic implants.

We also treat and manage kidney stones, simple and complex urinary tract infections, infertility and erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and all urologic cancers. Pediatric care includes kidney stones, undescended testis care, circumcision, nocturnal enuresis, hydrocele repair, and management of infections with or without bladder dysfunction.

When it comes to technology, WakeMed Physician Practices - Urology is on the cutting edge. We proudly use the latest in surgical equipment-namely, the da Vinci® Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

 

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Clinical Interests
Dr. Chawla treats adult urology issues, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction prostate cancer, kidney cancer and kidney stones.

He is most interested in doing robotic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer as well as treating kidney stones.
Undergraduate Degree
University of Pennsylvania
Residency
Temple University
Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery)
Certifications
American Board of Urology, diplomat
Star Rating

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Overall Provider Rating
(4.69)
4.69 out of 5
322 ratings, 135 reviews

WakeMed Patient - April 2020

Overall-from The male nurse at Wake Healthplex in Apex, the assistant to Dr Chawla the day I was seen in his office and Dr Chawla himself to the pre-op nurse for my surgery at Raleigh Wake Med all excellent at their jobs! I was so nervous on top of my kidney stone pain bc of Covid 19 but never had I been treated so well at all 3 facilities/care was excellent. Thank you.


WakeMed Patient - March 2020

The doctor was very professional check in staff was very efficient and quick no waiting at all in the room and was sent to x-ray almost immediately after my appointment when thinking I was gonna have to come back wait urology is number one in my book. The earliest appointment I could get with our local urologist was in June now I have the peace of mind of knowing what the problem was if any and


WakeMed Patient - March 2020

From the front office staff, to the Nurses, to the people who returned our phone calls, all went above and beyond especially dealing with COVID19. Nobody likes going to the Urologist, but it is actually quite a peaceful office.


WakeMed Patient - March 2020

Dr Chawla and his staff are top rate and I thank them for their service during these difficult times


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