As a child, Dr. Abrahams had an early brush with medicine when he underwent hernia surgery. “I found it fascinating,” he says. “As much as a nine-year-old can make a decision like that, I started talking about becoming a doctor.”
During his senior year in high school, the Florida teenager landed an internship at the county hospital. “One of the doctors took me under his wing and introduced me to surgeons and people in different parts of the hospital. He was a pathologist, so I got to see a lot of tissue specimens and how various diseases can affect organs. The experience really solidified what I wanted to do.”
After earning his undergrad degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, he completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College. Early on, Dr. Abrahams knew he wanted to be a surgeon, and honed his skills during surgical and urology residencies in Albany. “I chose urology because it’s an area of medicine where you can really fix a patient’s health problem. Whether it’s kidney cancer, prostate cancer or bladder cancer, there is a very good chance that we can completely remove the cancer and cure the patient.”
A fellowship in laparoscopy and endourology for the treatment of kidney cancer and kidney stones at the University of California at San Francisco allowed Dr. Abrahams to gain incredible experience treating patients. He found it was an exciting time in his field. “There was a lot of interesting technology coming out then—robotic and laser tools were just being introduced, so surgery was changing and getting better,” he says.
As a founder of Urology Partners, Dr. Abrahams is a highly experienced specialist in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery—including the da Vinci® Surgical System. With more than two decades of expertise, he uses his considerable skills to help men and women diagnosed with kidney cancer, kidney stones and kidney obstructions. Throughout it all, he is mindful of the anxiety and emotional stress his patients often face while coping with their diagnosis.
“For most patients, it’s the first time they’ve gone through anything like this”, he says. “I’m here to help them and their families cope by proactively answering their questions, preparing them for what’s to come, and offering resources to help them. The good news is that in urology most of the diseases and issues we see can be cured. It’s really satisfying when I can remove a patient’s problem and help them be healthy so they can enjoy the rest of their life.
When he’s not caring for his patients, Dr. Abrahams and his wife, a pediatric ICU nurse, enjoy spending time with their three children. The family lives in Colleyville.