About Medical Director
Dr. Sijo J. Parekattil
Dr. Sijo Parekattil is Director of Avant Concierge Urology, Winter Garden, FL and an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He was an Electrical Engineer (University of Michigan) prior to his medical training and thus has interests in surgical techniques incorporating technology, robotics and microsurgery. He completed his urology residency training at Albany Medical Center and then went onto complete dual fellowship training from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland in Laparoscopy/Robotic Surgery and Microsurgery/Male Infertility. He is one of the only urologists in the country with this type of dual fellowship training background.
Dr. Parekattil has received numerous awards including two Annual Innovator Awards from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Golden Garland Award in Medicine in 2012. He has published several articles in the field of robotic microsurgery and microsurgery. He is an editor on a few textbooks on Male Infertility and a surgical textbook on Robotic Microsurgery. He has performed some pioneering work in the arena of microsurgery and has performed well over 3000 such procedures. He has developed a multi-disciplinary program dedicated to the treatment of male infertility and groin/testicular pain. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Zambia, Lusaka, Africa.
He is one of the founding Board members of the Robotic Assisted Microsurgical & Endoscopic Society (RAMSES), a group focused on the evidence-based development of tools and platforms for robotic-assisted microsurgery, and the International Microsurgical Simulation Society (IMSS), a group focused on developing more standardized and effective microsurgical training techniques. He is on the foundation board for the Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL, and an Executive Board Member of the Florida Urological Society.