Kenneth Lessans, MD

Dr. Kenneth Lessans was born and raised in Maryland, before attending college at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. He attended medical school at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He moved closer to home to complete his internship in General Surgery and residency in Urology at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Alan Wein MD. He completed his pediatric rotations at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia under the guidance of renowned pediatric surgeon John Duckett MD. Dr. Lessans also served as chief resident during his final year at Penn, 1997-1998.

He has special interests in bladder cancer, complex incontinence, and neurogenic voiding dysfunction. He performs radical cystectomy and neobladder surgery for bladder cancer

He met his wife Pam at Children’s Hospital and they have raised 2 children in Lancaster. He enjoys cycling and is an active member in the Lancaster Bicycle Club. He also enjoys driving his track car and instructs high performance driving with several area car clubs at race tracks from New York to Virginia.




Undergraduate degree from Colgate University, honors
Medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine
Internship in General Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency in Urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Chief Resident


Bladder Cancer
Urinary Diversion
Erectile Dysfunction
General Urology

Awards and Recognition

Board Certified by the American Board of Urology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Urological Association
American Society of Clinical Urologists
Lancaster County Medical Society

What our Patients Say

“Dr. Lessans is a good listener to my concerns and a good communicator regarding his advice.”

“Dr. Kenneth Lessans listened carefully to what I had to say. He explained things to me in terms that I could understand regarding what he was planning to do about my care.”

“Dr. Lessans pays excellent attention to patients. He does not bring a laptop into the exam room. He once explained that he’s there to see the patient not look at a computer screen. I have the utmost confidence in the care I receive from him.”

“It’s always a pleasure to visit with Dr. Lessans. He is so easy to get along with. I would recommend him highly.”

“His demeanor has always been very professional while also being very concerned and caring. I feel very comfortable entrusting him with my health issues. He has spent a great deal of time explaining things in a clear way.”

“Dr. Kenneth Lessans listened carefully what I have to say. He explained to me in terms that I could understand what he was planning to do about my care. I really appreciated that a lot.”