Dr. Desiderio Avila, Jr.
Dr. Desiderio Avila, Jr. is a fellowship-trained urologist in the treatment of male fertility, vasectomy reversal and microsurgery. He also specializes in Robotics, treatments for female incontinence and pelvic prolapse, hormone replacement therapy, Peyronie's disease, erectile preservation and the medical and surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Avila graduated from Princeton University and then attended The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where he finished as one of its top graduates. He completed his general surgery and urological surgery training at Baylor College of Medicine, Scott Department of Urology, in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Avila then completed fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Microsurgery, and Fertility at the Baylor Clinic in Houston.
As a leader in the area of reproductive and sexual health, Dr. Avila recognizes how important it is to address all issues related to the wellbeing and happiness of his patients. He is committed to surpassing patient expectations and providing exceptional patient care, achieving the results each patient desires and deserves. As an innovator in the evaluation and treatment of sexual health and Men's Renewal, Dr. Avila provides a comprehensive approach to the care of each patient.
During his free time he enjoys the swimming, cycling, running as well as the outdoors with his wife Cristina, and two children Julian and Camila. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and is conversational in French, Portuguese, and Italian.
Dr. Kevin Bigelow
A board–certified urologist and founding member of this practice, Dr. Bigelow has practiced in Arizona since 2008. He graduated with honors in biochemistry from the University of Chicago, and earned his medical degree at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Bigelow completed his general surgery and urology training at Weil-Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He focuses on all aspects of general urology, specializing in the evaluation and management of cancers of the genitourinary tract. Dr. Bigelow is an expert in robotic and minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of benign and malignant urologic diseases. He has contributed to extensive research in prostate cancer and the use of robotic surgical techniques and its outcomes. He also trains urologists interested in robotic and minimally invasive urologic surgery.
Dr. Bigelow completed urology training from Cornell University, Weill Medical College in New York. He has advanced training in Da Vinci robotic and laparoscopic surgery for the prostate and kidney from world renowned robotics experts Dr. Ash Tewari at Cornell, and Dr. Bertrand Guillonneau at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Dr. Bigelow was raised in Rochester, NY and earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in Biochemistry from The University of Chicago. He then graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.
Dr. Manuel Eisenberg
Dr. Manuel Eisenberg is a fellowship-trained urologist in the treatment of the urologic cancers including cancer of the prostate, kidney, testicles, and bladder. He is fully versed in advanced robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgical techniques allowing him to offer the optimal individualized treatment approach on a patient-by-patient basis.
Dr. Eisenberg has spent his career helping patients through the difficult time of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. He seeks to make sure every patient understands their disease and the treatment options available to them. In doing so, he ensures that every person can make a truly educated decision on what treatment best suits his or her individual needs. Dr. Eisenberg has worked side-by-side with the leaders in the field of urologic cancer surgery as well as Radiation and Medical Oncology. Along with his colleagues at the Ironwood Cancer amp;& Research Centers, he believes in a multidisciplinary approach to give all patients the optimal treatments based on the stage of their disease and their personal preferences.
In addition to his emphasis on urologic malignancies, Dr. Eisenberg is fully trained in general urology and offers the latest treatments in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), kidney stone disease, urinary problems, hypogonadism (low testosterone), erectile dysfunction, hematuria (blood in the urine), and urinary incontinence (leakage of urine).
Dr. Eisenberg graduated as a Regents Scholar from the University of California, Berkeley and then attended the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical school honor society. He completed his internship in general surgery at the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center, and his Urology training at the USC Institute of Urology. Dr. Eisenberg then completed a 2-year Society of Urologic Oncologist (SUO) accredited fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Eisenberg has published over 20 scientific journal articles, several book chapters, and presented at numerous conferences across the country.
Dr. Lauren Byrne
Certified by the American Board of Urology, Dr. Byrne has practiced in Phoenix since 2012. A 2001 graduate of Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, IA), she graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine (Denver, CO) in 2006, and completed her Urology Residency in 2012 at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals (Cleveland, OH), where she served as chief resident from 2011-2012. In addition, Dr. Byrne is trained and certified to perform robotic surgery.
She is skilled in all aspects of general urology, and maintains a particular focus on treating male and female cancer patients, as well as treating women’s urologic issues. Dr. Byrne’s training, family background with cancer and medical illnesses, and experience with challenges resulting from pregnancy allow her to treat patients with empathy and respect for their concerns. She enjoys establishing a connection with patients while ensuring they understand their diagnosis, as patient knowledge is critical to the informed decision making process that surrounds how Dr. Byrne cares for patients.
On a personal level, Dr. Byrne enjoys being active with her family. Prior to having her three young children, Dr. Byrne trained for and competed in a number of races ranging from 5k’s and triathlons to qualifying for and completing the Boston Marathon. She looks forward to resuming training as her children are more independent.
General Urologic Conditions Treated:
- Cancer (prostate, renal, bladder, penile and testicular)
- Stone disease
- Urinary tract reconstruction (kidney)
- Benign prostate hyperplasia
- Neurogenic bladder disorders
Women’s Urologic Conditions Treated:
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Vaginal mesh complications
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
Dr. Barry Krumholz
Dr. Barry Krumholz is a board certified Urologist with extensive experience in all aspects of Urology, practicing in the Phoenix area since 1985. A native of New York, he moved with his family to Montreal during early childhood. He graduated with honors from both McGill University (undergraduate), and the University of Ottawa faculty of Medicine. After completing his residency at McGill in 1983, he began his professional career on Long Island, New York, prior to relocating to Arizona. Besides English, he is fluent in French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish. As an "old school" physician, Dr. Krumholz prides himself in communicating directly and openly with patients, while perhaps not embracing the computer technology with as much zeal as some of his younger colleagues!
Outside of work, Dr. Krumholz enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and pursuing a lifelong passion for sports activities, including but not limited to mountain biking, kayaking, skiing and windsurfing.
Dr. Miguel Cajipe
Dr. Miguel Cajipe is returning to the East Valley to join Ironwood Urology. He was born in raised in Manila, Philippines and eventually moved to Chandler in 2005. He pursued his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa where he was on the Deanís List and Presidentís List for numerous semesters before graduating with Highest Distinction. His medical training started at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where his interest in Urology started as a medical student. Eventually, he completed a 5-year residency at UT Health Urology in San Antonio receiving several accolades for his dedication to resident and medical student education along the way.
Dr. Cajipe treats all aspects of general urology in both men and women. He is interested in kidney stones, prostatic enlargement, as well as urologic cancer and is trained in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. During his training, he was able to publish research in male infertility, bladder cancer, and renal cancer. Dr. Cajipe prides himself not only in his patient care and surgical skills but also in his bedside manner.
When he is not taking care of patients, Dr. Cajipe enjoys being active with weight training as well as sports like volleyball and dodgeball. He takes care of an 85-lb goldendoodle and loves to bake bread on the weekends. He is excited to be back in Arizona with his family and is looking forward to taking care of patients with his colleagues at Ironwood Urology.