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Dr. Michael L. Pianezza is a Urologic Surgeon at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He is currently the Division Head of Urology.


Areas of expertise include the management of kidney stones and urologic malignancies (kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular).  Fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopy).  Also specializes in the management of general urologic conditions including benign diseases of the prostate, incontinence and overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction, recurrent UTI, scrotal surgery (vasectomy) and both pediatric and neonatal circumcisions.

Dr. Pianezza performs the Rezum Water Vapor therapy for symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy.

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About Dr. Michael L. Pianezza:


Dr. M. Pianezza grew up in King City, Ontario.  He graduated from King City Secondary School in 1992.  He then completed an Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc.) in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto in 1996.  He graduated with High Distinction.  Dr. Pianezza then completed a Master of Science (MSc.) in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto in 1998.  His Master's thesis involved the pharmacogenetics of nicotine metabolism and its influence on tobacco dependence and smoking behaviour.  During his Master's program he published in the journal Nature (June 1998) "Nicotine metabolism defect reduces smoking."  Dr. Pianezza then completed his medical degree (MD) at the University of Ottawa in 2002.  Dr. Pianezza subsequently returned to the University of Toronto and completed his urology residency training in 2007.  He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCSC). He then completed a one-year fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and endourology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2008.


Dr. M. Pianezza has been a staff urologist in Sudbury at the Health Sciences North since January 2010.  He was Head of Urology from February 2013 to September 2016.  He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.


Dr. M. Pianezza has been the prostate cancer champion for Northeastern Ontario for CCO (Cancer Care Ontario) since August 2011.  He is also chair of the Genito-urinary tumour boards held 2X/month at HSN.


Dr. M. Pianezza has been the staff urologist for residents of Pioneer Manor since June 2014.


Dr. M. Pianezza has been the treasurer for the Sudbury District Medical Society of the Ontario Medical Association since September 2020.


Dr. M. Pianezza has been teaching fourth year medical students, family medicine and urology residents since August 2010.





College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada





Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Canadian Urological Association

American Urological Association

Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association

Endourological Association

Society of Urological Surgeons of Ontario

Ontario Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association





1. PIANEZZA M.L., Estey, E.P.  Laparoscopic Removal of a Pelvic Cyst Associated with Obstructed Megaureter and Dysplastic Renal Remnant.  CANADIAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL.  3(2):159-162, 2009.


2. PIANEZZA M.L., Slatnik,J., Evans, H.J. Clear Cell Myomelanocytic Tumor: Minimally Invasive Treatment of a Rare Bladder Tumour. CANADIAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL.  2(3): 230-234, 2008.


3. PIANEZZA M.L., Chugh T, Joffe R, Radomski S.  Long Term Patient Satisfaction Following Cadaveric Pubovaginal Sling Incontinence Surgery.  NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS.  26(2): 185-189, 2007.


4. PIANEZZA M.L., Singh, D., Van der Kwast T., Jarvi K.  Rare Case of Angiokeratoma of Fordyce on the Penile Shaft.  UROLOGY.  Oct; 68(4): 891.e1-3, 2006.


5. PIANEZZA M.L., Mokhtassi A, Wu L, D’A Honey R.J.  Case Report: Renal Lymphangiectasia. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY. August:13(4):3204-7, 2006.  


6. PIANEZZA M.L., Rubin S, Bass J, Chou S, Pike JG, Leonard MP.  Wilms’ Tumour at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 1990-2001. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY. Feb:11(1):2151-6, 2004.


7. Tyndale R.F., PIANEZZA M.L., Sellers E.M.  A common genetic defect in nicotine metabolism decreases risk for dependence and lowers cigarette consumption.  NICOTINE AND TOBACCO RESEARCH. 1, Suppl 2:S63-70, 1999.


8. PIANEZZA M.L., Sellers E.M., Tyndale R.F.  Nicotine Metabolism Defect Reduces Smoking.  NATURE.  393(6687): 750, 1998.



Contact Dr. Pianezza:


Dr. Michael L. Pianezza, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Unit #4, 2120 Regent Street

Sudbury, Ontario

P3E 3Z9


Tel: 705 222-6444

Fax: 705 522-0018


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