In the 1990’s, Dr. Gershman was a part of the international team of surgeons who worked on developing a new revolutionary approach to surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery. He was one of the first surgeons in the world to apply the method of Laparoscopic Surgery and robotic-assisted surgery in the field of Urology. He is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts in the area of minimally invasive surgery.
Throughout the 25 years of practicing Urology, Dr. Gershman taught hundreds of courses training other physicians in Laparoscopic Surgery. He was invited to lecture and perform surgeries in the capacity of a Visiting Professor to the medical institutions in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Canada, Norway, Russia, as well as many U.S. cities.
Dr Gershman was invited to deliver keynote addresses at several American Urological Association annual meetings, the British Association of Urological Surgeons meeting, the World Congress of Endourology and ESWL. In 1990 through 1993 he was the Clinical Instructor in Laparoscopic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Gershman holds numerous academic appointments including the Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Urology. He is a Clinical Faculty Member at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Urology.
Dr. Gershman is the author of over 20 published articles and over 50 published scientific abstracts on the subject of Laparoscopic Surgery and had contributed chapters on the subject of Surgery to several medical textbooks. Dr. Gershman had conducted numerous clinical studies and trials for major pharmaceutical companies, including GlaxoSmith Kline, Eli Lilly and Company, and Ingenix. Dr. Gershman was awarded numerous educational and research grants. Dr. Gershman was honored with the awards given by the Los Angeles Urological Society and the Solomon Scholars Resident Research Program.
- 2002 American Russian Medical And Dental Association of Los Angeles, President
- 1993 American Urological Association, Member
- 1993 American Medical Association, Member
- 1993 Los Angeles Urological Society, Member
- 1991 International Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy,
- 1990 European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Interventional Techniques
Institute for Advanced Urology. After many years of teaching, researching, and conducting clinical studies in Laparoscopic Surgery around the world, Dr. Gershman had amassed a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of the whole spectrum of urologic conditions. In 1999, he founded the Institute for Advanced Urology, a state of the art facility featuring a full range of modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, and an injections center. Among the thousands of patients who Dr. Gershman had treated at the Institute for Advanced Urology are numerous Hollywood celebrities, famous musicians, and professional athletes.
Erectile Dysfunction. Dr. Gershman’s approach is to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient, based on the results of comprehensive diagnostic testing. Treatment may include a caverstem procedure, pharmacological therapies, hormonal stabilization, intracorporeal injections and reconstructive surgery.