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Heidi J. Rayala
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Heidi J. Rayala

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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About

BIDMC is pleased to announce the addition of Heidi Rayala, MD, PhD, to the Division of Urologic Surgery. Dr. Rayala is a board-certified Urologic Surgeon and Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She brings a strong breadth of experience and training, and has a commitment to shared-decision making in caring for her patients.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Elevated PSA and active surveillance for prostate cancer
Kidney stone surgery, metabolic work-up, and stone prevention
Hematuria and treatment of early bladder cancer
Female urinary problems: recurrent UTIs, overactive bladder (OAB), and urinary incontinence
Male urinary problems: benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), and overactive bladder (OAB)
Erectile dysfunction
Testicular pain and scrotal concerns
Circumcisions and vasectomies

Awards or Certifications

Boston Magazine Top Doctor: 2019, 2020
American Urologic Association (AUA), Member since 2005
Society of Women in Urology, Member since 2006
New England Section of AUA, Member since 2006
Association of Women Surgeons, Member since 2017

What's your background, education and training?

Medical School: MD/PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Urology Residency: Harvard Program in Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY

What do patients have to say about you?

“Supremely knowledgeable and skilled. Warm and comforting. Seeks to use medical therapy when possible, resorting to surgery only when there's no alternative. Trained in the best medical centers in the world. I would travel across the country to continue to see her -- there is no better urologist anywhere.”

“Dr Rayala was very informative and helpful --She is a professional in the true sense and I would say to be in her care is to be with one of the best in her specialty.”

“Anxiety and fear of the unknown accompanied me to our first meeting. Dr Rayala explained how things work down there (what psa #'s mean, how procedures go etc), so I left in better spirits than when I went in. Now after 4 years I can say that she is a kind, compassionate physician as well as a highly skilled one.”

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 Pm

Insurances Accepted

Most major insurances accepted

Special expertise

Urologic Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Prostate Cancer

Awards

Top Doctor: 2019, 2020, 2021

Hospitals

Primary Hospital: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston