Sam B. Bhayani, MD

Sam B. Bhayani, MD

Holekamp Family Endowed Chair in Urology, Chief of Urologic Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Urologic surgery
  • Urologic oncology

Common Procedures

  • Robotic and laparoscopic partial and radical nephrectomy
  • Robotic and laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • Nerve-sparing prostatectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Laparoscopic lymph node dissection

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testicular cancer

Board Certifications


Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, and Endourological Surgery of the Kidneys, Prostate, Bladder, and Ureter – Certification by Endourological Society


Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1996
MS: Patient Safety, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL


General Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1996-1998

Urologic Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1998-2002


Laparoscopic Kidney, Endourology and Prostate Cancer Fellowship, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2002-2004


Areas of Research Interest

Robotic surgery, prostate cancer, kidney cancer


Dr. Bhayani helped to develop innovative surgical techniques for removing prostate and kidney cancers. In particular, he pioneered robotic surgery techniques for kidney cancer that preserve the function of the healthy portion of the kidney, unlike the standard surgery, which typically involves removing the entire organ.



Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Urologic Surgery Center
4921 Parkview Place
Suite C, Floor 11
St. Louis, MO 63110

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Office Building 4, Suite 230
1044 North Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

News and Stories

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhayani, call (314) 362-2612 or (314) 362-8200. If you have a new kidney mass or prostate cancer diagnosis and would like to be seen right away, please call (314) 362-2612 and leave a message with Dr. Bhayani’s assistant. His team will do their best to accommodate you.

Please fax all records to 314-454-5244 as soon as possible if you are making an appointment.