Theo Cisu, MD

Expert and Compassionate Urological Care


Theo Cisu, MD, was born in Romania and grew up in Canada and upstate New York. He graduated with high honors from the University of Virginia where he completed triple majors in astronomy, mathematics and biology. There, Dr. Cisu was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Raven Society in addition to being a Lawn resident during his final year. After pursuing a graduate research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Vermont College of Medicine where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He moved back to Virginia to complete a high-volume surgical residency in urology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and the Central Virginia VA Medical Center in Richmond. During his final year, Dr. Cisu was chief resident and received the award for the Highest In-Service Score. Dr. Cisu performed more than 2,000 surgeries during his clinical training including hundreds of operations on the da Vinci robot.

Dr. Cisu, pronounced “see-soo”, chose to become a general urologist because he values the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of his patients. His favorite part about his role is building trusting relationships with patients, making sure all their concerns are heard and addressed. In his field, Dr. Cisu is particularly interested in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), kidney stones and genitourinary malignancies (kidney, bladder, prostate and testicle) and innovative technology like robotic surgery.

He is well-versed in minimally-invasive procedures on the prostate including TURP, UroLift, Rezum and is currently receiving specialized training to offer the HoLEP procedure. His work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and he has presented a multitude of abstracts at regional, national and international meetings on urology topics. Dr. Cisu remains active in the American Urological Association, the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA, the Endourological Society, the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons and the Virginia Urological Society. Dr. Cisu also has significant experience working with veterans and maintains an LGBTQ-friendly practice.

Having lived in multiple countries in his lifetime, Dr. Cisu loves international travel and exploring new places. In his free time, Dr. Cisu also enjoys the outdoors, live music and cooking. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Rachel, and their two daughters.



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