Dr. Pieretti is a Pediatric Surgeon sub-specialized in Pediatric Urology with 40 years of experience. He was trained in General Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology at the Hospital for Sick Children of Toronto (SickKids Hospital).
- Centers & Specialties
- Clinical Interests
- Inguino-scrotal pathology: undescended testicles, hernia, hydrocele, varicocele, testicular torsion
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Obstructive uropathies: Congenital hydronephrosis, megaureter, ureterocele, ectopic ureter
- Tumors: Wilms? tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma (bladder and prostate)
- Disorders of sex development
- Bladder and cloacal exstrophy
- Voiding dysfunction
- Pediatric Urology
- Medical Education
- MD, Central University of Venezuela
- Residency, Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital|Residency, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children
- Foreign Languages
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
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- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
- AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Commonwealth Care Alliance
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- OSW - Vermont
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
- Well Sense Pediatrics
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Dr. Pieretti has 40 years of experience in pediatric urology and pediatric surgery. He is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He did a fellowship in pediatric urology at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada (1973-1974).
During his 29 years of practice in Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Pieretti devoted most of his time and efforts to pediatric urology where he founded 3 services of pediatric surgery and urology. Thirteen years ago he was recruited by Massachusetts General Hospital and since then he has devoted 100% of his time to the broad clinical spectrum of pediatric urology.
He uses his background in pediatric urology and pediatric surgery to perform complex reconstructive procedures.
- Research Summary
Dr. Pieretti's main area of research interest is in the field of Pediatric Urology. He has ongoing clinical research work in the surgical treatment of hypospadias, congenital hydronephrosis, and undescended testicles. At the present time he has a total of 5 ongoing clinical research projects. He has published a total of 41 papers and is the author of 3 book chapters on the surgical treatment of Disorders of Sexual Differentation.
Congenital bladder diverticula in children. Pieretti RV, Pieretti-Vanmarcke RV. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Mar;34(3):468-73.
The mild end of the clinical spectrum of posterior urethral valves. Pieretti RV. J Pediatr Surg. 1993 May;28(5):701-4; discussion 704-6
Management of recurrent or overlooked rectourethral fistula and urethral injury resulting from treatment of imperforate anus. Pediatric Surgery International 1993: 8:438-440
Circumcised hypospadias. Pieretti RV, Pieretti A, Pieretti-Vanmarcke R. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Jan;25(1):53-5. Epub 2008 Oct 11.
Late complications of newborn circumcision: a common and avoidable problem. Pieretti RV, Goldstein AM, Pieretti-Vanmarcke R. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 May;26(5):515-8. Epub 2010 Feb 14.
Differential kidney scan in pediatric urology. Pieretti R, Gilday D, Jeffs R. Urology. 1974 Dec;4(6):665-8. No abstract available.
Symphysiotomy: a valuable approach in Children with Prostate Rhabdomysarcoma. Pediatric Surgery International (2010) 26:341-343
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