David G. Hesse, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

Departments & Organizations

Urology: Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy | Urologic Oncology | Urologic Oncology Program

Yale Cancer Center: Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

General Adult Urology


  • Practice locations: New Haven, Hamden, Madison, Old Saybrook
  • Residency Institution: New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cornell University Medical College 1986-1987
  • Clinical Interests: Management of prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, adrenal,
  • penile cancer; Pelvic and retroperitoneal sarcoma; Minimally invasive robotic surgery; Complex intestinal urinary diversion

Dr David Hesse is a board certified urologist. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine with the Faculty Award for Excellence, before completing his surgical and urological training at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College. During his research fellowship at Cornell Medical College/Rockefeller University he was part of the team instrumental to the discovery of Tumor Necrosis Factor. Dr Hesse came to New Haven in 1991 to develop a urology practice treating patients with urological cancers. In 2005 he developed the first urological robotics program in Southern Connecticut. He has trained urologists throughout Connecticut, as well as in Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio, Chicago, Boston and Seattle how to perform robotic prostatectomy. In addition to pioneering robotic radical prostatectomies, Dr Hesse is one of the few urologists in the country who performs robotic radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.

Dr Hesse’s clinical interests are in improving minimally invasive approaches to curing urological malignancies, and in improving the quality of life for patients with urological cancer.

Education & Training

MD University of New Mexico (1984)
BA Brandeis University, Science (1979)
Residency New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Residency New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Cornell Medical College
Internship New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Urology, Urology (1993, recertified: 2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine (2015)

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Contact Info

David G. Hesse, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale UrologyOrchard Medical Center
330 Orchard Street, Ste Suite 164

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale UrologySpring Glen Medical Center
2200 Whitney Avenue, Ste 2nd Floor

Hamden, CT 06518
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Yale Urology1291 Boston Post Road, Ste Suite 205
Madison, CT 06443
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Yale UrologyOld Saybrook Medical Center
633 Middlesex Turnpike, Ste 1st Floor

Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Mailing Address
UrologyPO Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058

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