Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Dr. Andrew Nisbet, Urologist at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, recently became Board Certified by the American Board of Urology. The mission of the American Board of Urology is to act on behalf of the public to insure the high quality, safe, efficient, and ethical practice of Urology by establishing and maintaining standards of certification for urologists. The American Board of Urology is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain certification.
The board certification involves both written and oral exams. The oral exam is a one-time occurrence, whereas the written exam occurs every ten years. “It’s a rigorous test of knowledge and ability, but very worthwhile,” said Dr. Nisbet.
His practice focuses on both adult and pediatrics, and includes diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer, prostate cancer, vasectomy, male infertility, kidney cancer and kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction in men and women. One of the reasons he chose the field of urology is because of the surgical reconstruction, which is very specialized.
Dr. Nisbet joined the medical staff at NVRH in 2010, after a six year residency combining general surgery and urology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2004.
Paul Bengtson, NVRH CEO congratulated Dr. Nisbet on his recent Board Certification calling it a “professional and personal achievement of notable achievement.”
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nisbet, talk to your health care provider or call the Specialty Clinics office at 748-7382.