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Robert A. Goldfarb, MD

  • Primary Specialties: Artificial Urinary Sphincter, Buried Penis, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Male Incontinence, Penile Prosthesis, Peyronie's Disease, Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Pyloplasty, Ureteral Injury, Urethral Stricture Complications Related to Radiation, Urethral Stricture Disease
  • Gender: Male

About This Provider

Dr. Goldfarb is a board-certified urologist with fellowship training in genitourinary reconstruction. He specializes in urethral stricture disease and urethroplasty, urinary diversions and augmentations, and complex genital reconstruction for conditions like a buried penis. He has a particular interest in prostate cancer survivorship, offering specialized treatments for stress urinary incontinence such as artificial urinary sphincter and male urinary slings and inflatable penile prosthesis for erectile dysfunction.

He also specializes in robotic reconstruction of the kidney and ureter, comprehensive treatment of Peyronie’s disease including Xiaflex, penile plication, plaque excision & grafting, and complex management of erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Goldfarb completed his undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his medical degree from Drexel College of Medicine and was inducted into the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. During his medical training, he participated in a one-year international medical mission program in Guatemala with subsequent trips to India and Panama. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Minnesota. He furthered his training at Columbia University in New York, completing a fellowship in genitourinary reconstruction under Steven B. Brandes, M.D., a leading expert in the field.

Dr. Goldfarb has published numerous articles and authored book chapters on urethral stricture disease. In addition, he serves as co-investigator in an active clinical trial evaluating a new treatment for urethral strictures. He has contributed additional publications and presentations on Peyronie’s disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, and cancer survivorship.

Dr. Goldfarb is a member of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons and the American Urologic Association. He serves as a clinical instructor to urology residents from the University of Maryland at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.


  • American Urological Association
  • Minnesota Urologic Society
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Urology
  • College
  • BS, Neurobiology University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Medical School
  • Doctorate of Medicine Drexel University, post-baccalaureate-medical science
  • Internship
  • Department of General Surgery University of Minnesota
  • Residency
  • Urology Department of Urology