Emanuel E. Gottenger M.D. was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He graduated Cum Laude from High School and then obtained his Medical Degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He ranked 12th out of a class of 236 graduates.Dr. Gottenger came to the United States in 1995 and served as a Research Scholar at the renowned Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He participated in the S.P.O.R.E (Special Program of Research Excellence) in Prostate Cancer performing revolutionary molecular biology research on this important disease.He then completed two years of General Surgery Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, the Manhattan campus for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a Urology Residency at the same Institution. During his residency Dr. Gottenger was awarded twice with the Pfizer Scholars in Urology award, an award given only to outstanding urology residents during training. Dr.Gottenger enhanced his General Urology training with a one-year Fellowship in Urologic Oncology / Laparoscopy in a joint program from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Palm Beach and The University of Miami School of Medicine.After completing his fellowship, Dr. Gottenger remained on staff at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach where he was the Physician in Charge of Laparoscopic Urology. He started a urologic laparoscopic program at that institution and performed some of the first laparoscopic nephrectomies, nephro-ureterectomies and prostatectomies in Palm Beach County (removal of cancerous kidneys and prostates using a laparoscopic technique). Dr. Gottenger was also one of the first physicians to perform Trans-urethral Laser Vaporization of the Prostate (Green Laser) in South Florida.Dr. Gottenger specializes in the diagnosis and in the non-surgical and surgical treatment of all urologic disorders, including:Cancer of the Prostate, the Bladder, the Kidney and the Testicle.Cancer Screening, PSA Blood TestingLaser SurgeryIn-Office UltrasoundImplantation of Radioactive Seeds for Prostate CancerTrans-Urethral Needle Ablation of the Prostate (Tuna), Trans-urethral Laser Vaporization of the Prostate (Green Laser)and Medical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.Treatment of Impotence: Vacuum Erection Devices, MUSE, Self-injection Therapy, Penile Implants,Kidney Stones, Lithotripsy, Ureteroscopy, Laser SurgeryVoiding Disorders, Incontinence and Sling Surgery (Including the Trans-Obturator Vaginal Sling Insertion), Frequent UrinationUrinary Tract InfectionsMale Infertility, Semen Analysis, Hormone Therapy, VaricocelectomyLaparoscopic SurgeryDr. Gottenger has authored numerous journal articles, textbook chapters, and presented his work at the American Urological Association annual meeting. He has lectured on a variety of topics of interest in urology to physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists, including treatment of the prostate, impotence and the overactive bladder.He is fluent in Spanish and also speaks Hebrew and German.