Amanda F. Saltzman, MD

4.63 out of 5

About

Amanda Saltzman received her medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2011. She finished her urology residency at the combined Ochsner Clinic and Louisiana State University program in New Orleans in 2016. She then completed her pediatric urology fellowship training in 2018 at the University of Colorado in Denver.

Dr. Saltzman offers the full breadth of pediatric urology management to her patients, including treatment for hypospadias, undescended testicles, hernias/hydroceles, vesiculo-ureteral reflux, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, hydronephrosis, etc. She also offers minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery to her patients.

Dr. Saltzman’s clinical interests include pediatric urology and pediatric urologic oncology. She is specifically skilled in pediatric, adolescent and young adult urologic oncology, including management of adrenal, renal (Wilms tumor, renal cell carcinoma, angiomyolipoma), testicular/genital (germ cell tumors), retroperitoneal and pelvic (rhabdomyosarcoma) tumors unique to this population. She is also interested in patients with hereditary cancer syndromes such as von Hippel Lindau, tuberous sclerosis and Birt-Hogg-Dube, among others. Additionally, she will provide oncofertility and survivorship programs to patients affected by any malignancy in childhood as these patients frequently experience late effects related to their cancer therapy.

Personal Statment

My decision to pursue urology centered on the use of advanced technology in surgery, i.e. minimally invasive treatment of virtually all urologic conditions (endoscopy for stones, laparoscopy and robotics for cancer and reconstruction, etc.). Once in residency, I realized the use of technology was a skill that could be applied to all urologic subspecialties.

I decided to pursue pediatric urology because I liked interacting with both children and parents, and I enjoyed the breadth of conditions in this population. I was also very interested in urologic oncology and strongly thought about pursuing a urologic oncology fellowship. I attempted to bridge these clinical interests by training at the University of Colorado, which has a preeminent pediatric, adolescent and young adult urologic oncology program.

I try to treat each and every patient as if they were my own child, and remember that treatment of my patients involves treatment of the entire family. I like to take my time with all patients, answering each and every question so that we, patient, family and surgeon, come to decisions together as a team. I frequently give patients my personal contact information for contact after their visit in case questions or concerns arise, and I try to stay in communication with primary care physicians with updates. I also strive for complete honesty and transparency when it comes to discussing my evaluation and recommendations. It is very important to me that families completely understand what is happening and why I am recommending various treatments so that they feel empowered and comfortable with the treatment plan.

I was born and raised in Toronto and thus love skiing and watching hockey. Once I moved to New Orleans, I became a huge Saints fan, and I try to watch all of their games. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter swimming, cooking, reading and dancing.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Urology
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Training & Education

Degree

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Residency

Urology, Ochsner Clinic and Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Fellowship

Pediatric Urology, University of Colorado & Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Denver

Certifications and Special Training

Pediatric Urology

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Ratings & Reviews

4.63 out of 5
6 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • Patient Review

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    April 26th 2022
    Dr. Saltzman was great!

    Patient Review

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    January 4th 2022
    Before *Dr. Saltzman even came into the room she stood outside our room and asked the staff why we were there and jumped them for scheduling it. She the came in and questioned us as to why we were there. She was clearly mad we were. She said she doesn't see those patients until 3 mnths. out. She told us no activity for 4 weeks which was 2 weeks longer than operating urologist. She didn't explain why. She wanted us gone. We ended up having to call 3rd urologist for an opin.

    Patient Review

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    September 21st 2021
    We think a lot of Dr. Saltzman! She has been extremely helpful and her expertise shines in all she does. We are so thankful she's taking care of our family!

    Patient Review

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    September 2nd 2021
    Dr. Saltzmann is incredible. We have had care at some of the best hospitals in the UK (where we were formerly living), where my daughter's kidney anatomy was described as the most complex that the surgeons had ever seen. This was Dr. Saltzmann's first time seeing Mary, but she absolutely wowed us with her intelligence, ability to synthesize confusing random details, and communicate with respect -- no condescension or hurry. She came up with a really brilliant theory about what was causing Mary's infections which jives with all our experience, and we are so thankful for her. Couldn't have had a better appointment, we were brought to tears!

    Patient Review

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    August 24th 2021
    The care provider that my son seen was rude with no bed side manner. Blatantly calling my son "fat" and "overweight", as well as making comments of him "being bigger than an adult." She offered to refer him to a weigh loss clinic at UK, and explained the dangers of him being overweight. Although, I understand the risk of his weight, I do not believe a MD, NP, PA, or any of the like, should talk about a child's weight, especially in front of said child. I am extremely disappointed in the way this was approached. My son nor any of my children will ever see this physician again.
    • Patient Review

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      August 24th 2021
      Best doctors. Gave us all the answers we needed