Welcome to Kaiser Permanente and to my Web page. I hope the information presented here will help you learn more about my practice.
I obtained my medical degree from UCLA, then completed my urology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School. After residency training at Harvard, I spent another year at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center for advanced laparoscopy and oncology training.
My practice focuses on minimally invasive surgery. I have performed several hundred laparoscopic and da Vinci robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomies for prostate cancer. I also perform laparoscopic cystectomies for invasive bladder cancer in men and women. In addition, I specialize in laparoscopic radical (complete) and partial nephrectomies for kidney tumors. A partial nephrectomy allows us to save the majority of kidney function while removing the cancerous parts of a kidney. This is especially important for patients with impaired kidney function and reduces the chance of needing dialysis in the long run.
Ditch the elevators and take the stairs. I frequently climb stairs to the 21st floor of Monday conferences at UC Irvine. Reduces carbon footprint at the same time.