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Phillip Mucksavage, MD

Phillip Mucksavage, MD Physician

Director, Endourology and Stone Disease, Pennsylvania Hospital Director, Urologic Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Clinical Associate of Surgery Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology in Surgery

Dr. Mucksavage is employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties


  • Urology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Urology, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Amputation of the Penis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Prostate
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Renal Pelvis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Ureter
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Urethra
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Carcinoma In Situ of Prostate
  • Cryoablation of Renal Cancer
  • Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer
  • Cystectomy
  • Da Vinci Prostatectomy
  • Elevated PSA
  • Endoscopic Management of Urinary Diversions
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Upper Urinary Tract Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Endourology
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy of the Kidney
  • Ileal Conduit
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cyst (Renal Cyst)
  • Kidney Stone Surgery
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Localized Prostate Cancer
  • Malignancies of the Genitourinary System
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor of the Kidney
  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Ureter
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Ureteric Orifice
  • Malignant Tumor of Male Genital Organ
  • Malignant Tumor of Renal Pelvis
  • MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Imaging of the Prostate
  • MR-US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy
  • Neobladder Construction
  • Neoplasm of Epididymis
  • Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal Surgery)
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Partial Orchiectomy
  • PCNL
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Kidney
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Imaging
  • Prostate Needle Biopsy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Fiducial Marker Placement
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cancer
  • Renal Cyst Ablation
  • Renal Mass
  • Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Robotic Pyeloplasty
  • Robotic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Screening for Malignant Neoplasms of Prostate
  • Scrotal Tumor
  • Scrotectomy
  • Seminoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Choriocarcinoma
  • Testicular Tumors
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Transurethral Prostatectomy
  • Transurethral Resection of the Bladder
  • Unilateral Orchidectomy
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureterectomy
  • Ureterolithiasis
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Urinary Diversion
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: UC at Irvine Medical Center


American College of Surgeons, National American Urologic Association, National Endourology Society, National Mid-Atlantic Section, American Urological Association, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Urologic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mucksavage is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Fischer KM, Louie M, Mucksavage P: Ureteral stent discomfort and its management Current Urology Reports 19 (8): 64,2018.

Jones P, Elmussareh M, Aboumarzouk OM, Mucksavage P, Somani BK: Role of minimally invasive (micro and ultra-mini) PCNL for adult urinary stone disease in the modern era: Evidence from a systematic review Current Urology Reports 19 (4): 27,2018.

Mucksavage P, Eun D: The patient sided assistant Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery, 2nd Edition : 109-119,2018.

Mucksavage P: Ureteral stents, nephrostomy tubes, and urethral dilators Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products : 105-132,2018.

Xia L, Taylor BL, Pulido JE, Mucksavage P, Lee DI, Guzzo TJ: Predischarge predictors of readmission and postdischarge complications in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy Journal of Endourology 31 (9): 864-871,2017.

Sterling M, McDonald M, Ziemba J, Strother M, Skokan A, Mucksavage P: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may improve 30-day readmission rates to the ed for acute episodes of renal colic Journal of Urology 197 (4 Suppl 1): e1216,2017.

Lamin E, Pyfer M, Mucksavage P, Smith AL: Management of microhematuria in post-menopausal women: Are we adhering to the guidelines? Neurourology & Urodynamics 36 (Suppl 1): S107,2017.

Ziemba JB, Sterling ME, Mucksavage P: Care of acute renal colic: A survey of emergency medicine physicians Canadian Journal of Urology 23 (4): 8368-8374,2016.

Strother MC, Mucksavage P: Minimally invasive techniques for the management of adult UPJ obstruction Current Urology Reports 17 (5): 39,2016.

Kurz DA, Mucksavage P: The endoscopic removal of eroded foreign bodies in the ureter Journal of Endourology Case Reports 2 (1): 30-32,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Urology
Penn Medicine at Washington Square
800 Walnut Street, 19th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 454-3409
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)