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Dr. Karan Singh, Dr. Aaron Spitz and Dr. Neyssan Tebyani selected as 2017 'Top Doctors’ in Orange Coast magazine

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2017) – Three physicians from Orange County Urology Associates – Dr. Karan Singh, Dr. Aaron Spitz and Dr. Neyssan Tebyani – have been selected by Castle Connolly as 2017 "Top Doctors."

Dr. Karan Singh, Dr. Aaron Spitz and Dr. Neyssan Tebyani are featured as 2017 ‘Top Doctors’ in the Jan. edition of Orange Coast magazine.

Each year Castle Connolly ranks the top 1% of Orange County physicians in 65 medical specialties. The three OCUA physicians were featured in the January 2017 "Top Doctors" issue of Orange Coast magazine. Dr. Singh, Dr. Spitz and Dr. Tebyani are among a very select group of physicians in Southern California to earn this prestigious distinction. Castle Connolly bases its "Top Doctor" selections on nominations submitted by other doctors, then they are reviewed by its physician-led research team.

“I congratulate Dr. Singh, Dr. Spitz and Dr. Tebyani on their selections this year as ‘Top Doctors’,” said OCUA President & Chief Executive Officer Dr. Paul Brower. “I believe they represent the excellence in medicine practiced by our team of outstanding physicians and clinicians here at Orange County Urology Associates.”

Dr. Singh is board-certified in both adult and pediatric urology. He attended the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, graduating at the top of his class. He performed his internship and residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center.
Dr. Singh was raised in the San Fernando Valley. He has been practicing in Orange County for over 17 years. He is committed to excellence in the care of his patients through a combination of persistent attention to detail and implementation of the latest technology and techniques, which are constantly changing in the modern era of medicine. He is currently the Chief of Urology at Mission Hospital, but also works at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Hoag Hospital Irvine. He attends several conferences and meetings every year to keep abreast of the latest techniques and treatments.

Dr. Spitz is a board-certified urologist and also specializes in male reproductive medicine. He is a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY. Dr. Spitz performed both his internship and residency at LA County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles. He did his fellowship in urology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He is highly skilled at microsurgical vasectomy reversal. He performs both vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy, and he has extensive experience salvaging previously failed vasectomy reversals. Dr. Spitz performs microsurgical varicocele surgery and sperm retrieval surgery for in vitro fertility (IVF).

A nationally recognized expert, Dr. Spitz performs no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy employing the most advanced minimally invasive techniques for male birth control. He is also a recognized expert on male hormone replacement and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Spitz also provides expert treatment for men suffering from low testosterone, erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease. Dr. Spitz is a frequent media spokesperson on male health issues. He also is actively involved in medical politics, frequently advocating on behalf of urologists and their patients nationally. He is currently serving as president of the California Urological Association (CUA).

Dr. Tebyani is board-certified in urology with an emphasis in robotic surgery. In 2008, Dr. Tebyani performed the first robotic surgery at Mission Hospital. He is certified in robotic surgery and has undergone advanced robotic surgery training in Germany. He graduated from UCLA medical school in 1995 and received many honors, including Top Medical Graduate and The Warren Medal. He completed his general surgery and urological surgery training at the Kaiser-Permanente medical center in Los Angeles. Dr. Tebyani continued his training in Germany, where he expanded his skills in laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Tebyani also has completed advanced training on the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery system and has been certified by Intuitive Surgical. He has been involved in various research projects, published scientific papers, and contributed to urology textbooks.

Dr. Tebyani has practiced in Orange County, California, since 2001. As a member of Orange County Urology Associates, his practice deals with a variety of urological problems, including prostate problems, kidney stones, incontinence, and various cancers of the urinary tract. Dr. Tebyani focuses on robotic-assisted urology surgical procedures and minimally invasive approaches that achieve excellent outcomes while minimizing patient discomfort. This includes robotic-assisted removal of the prostate gland, which results in less blood loss and quicker recovery.

Dr. Aaron Spitz Wraps Up Busy Legislative Year in California, Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2016) – Dr. Aaron Spitz recently concluded a busy 2016 calendar of medical legislative advocacy by meeting on Capitol Hill with Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) to discuss broad healthcare policy. Dr. Spitz is very active in California and national medical politics, frequently advocating on behalf of urologists and their patients.

Dr. Spitz was in Washington to participate in the winter meeting of the National Physicians’ Council for Healthcare Policy. The meetings were held in the Judiciary Committee Hearing Room in the Rayburn House Office Building, and elsewhere on Capitol Hill.

The National Physicians’ Council for Healthcare Policy addressed a wide scope of medical topics such as advancements in genomics research, the Quality Payment Program, advancing healthcare information, independent doctors, restoring the patient-physician relationship, rural community healthcare, due process for emergency medicine, and the merits of a national healthcare plan. The winter meeting concluded with a question-and-answer period with Rep. Sessions.

While Dr. Spitz was in Washington, he also met with several freshman members of Congress including Congressman Neal Dunn (R-FL), M.D., a fellow urologist and surgeon.

“I find politics professionally and personally satisfying because many decisions involving patients’ health occur at state and national government levels. To demonstrate true leadership, I find it crucial to be involved in these important decisions,” Dr. Spitz said.

Dr. Aaron Spitz (left) and Congressman Neal Dunn (D-FL). Dunn also is a urologist and surgeon.

Dr. Spitz also participated in these California legislative advocacy activities earlier this year:

  • California Medical Association’s 42nd Annual Legislative Advocacy Day April 13 in Sacramento. The legislators were in bipartisan support of the need to train more physicians. The legislators also advocated for a measure that called for periodic training of purveyors of alcoholic beverages to better understand when a patron should be limited, and advocated against a bill that would allow insurance companies in California to pay out-of-network physicians no more than the Medicare     Dr. Aaron Spitz (left) and Congressman Neal fee schedule.                                                                                 Dunn (D-FL). Dunn also is a urologist and                                                                                                                       surgeon.
  • As President of the California Urological Association, Dr. Spitz lent support to Sen. Ben Allen’s (D-Santa Monica) initiative to declare November as Urological Health Month. The senator introduced the legislation the day after Dr. Spitz met with him. Dr. Spitz had the opportunity to contribute to Sen. Allen’s introductory messaging, pointing out the distressing and life-threatening consequences of untreated urologic conditions, including incontinence, impairment of normal function, and sepsis.

  • Dr. Spitz was part of a task force from the Orange County Urology Society that targeted legislators from Orange County. As advocates for patients and physicians, they lobbied for three specific pieces of legislation. Senate Bill 22 called for increased funding for residency positions for primary care physicians in California, where the workforce shortage for physicians looms large in the coming decade. Dr. Spitz reinforced the need to consider the coming shortage of urologists as well as other specialists, in addition to the well-recognized shortage of primary care physicians. Dr. Spitz also met privately with the office of Sen. Ben Allen.

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About Dr. Spitz

Dr. Spitz is a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York. He performed both his internship and residency at LA County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Spitz completed his fellowship in urology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He is a board-certified urologist and microsurgeon.

A nationally recognized urology expert, Dr. Spitz performs no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy employing the most advanced minimally invasive techniques for male birth control. He is also a recognized expert on male hormone replacement and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Spitz provides expert treatment for men suffering from low testosterone, erectile dysfunction (ED) and Peyronie's disease.

Dr. Spitz is a frequent national media spokesperson on men’s health issues. He is currently serving as President of the California Urological Association (CUA), and is Co-Chair of the American Urological Association's (AUA) Telemedicine Work Group. 


Dr. Karan Singh named 'Physician of Excellence' award winner for fourth consecutive year

DrSinghLAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2016) – For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Karan Singh of Orange County Urology Associates has been selected as a "Physician of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association. He will be featured in the January 2017 “Top Doctors” issue of Orange Coast magazine.

Dr. Singh is board-certified in both adult and pediatric urology. He attended the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, graduating at the top of his class. He performed his internship and residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center.

He is a member of the American Urological Association, California Medical Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, Orange County Urological Society, Orange County Medical Association, and the American Urological Association Western Section.

Dr. Singh was raised in the San Fernando Valley. He has practiced in Orange County for over 17 years. He is committed to excellence in the care of his patients through a combination of persistent attention to detail and implementation of the latest technology and techniques, which are constantly changing in the modern era of medicine. He is currently the Chief of Urology at Mission Hospital, but also works at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Hoag Hospital Irvine. He attends several conferences and meetings every year to keep abreast of the latest techniques and treatments.

"I chose the specialty of urology because of the broad range of procedures and conditions we can treat," Dr. Singh said. "We can help the majority of our patients and cure their diseases. I enjoy helping patients of all ages, from children to geriatric patients. I also enjoy the technology that gives us so many new ways to help make patients feel better.

“I am very humbled by this award,” Dr. Singh said. “All of our urologists here at Orange County Urology Associates provide excellent care. We have a great team.”


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Dr. Aaron Spitz named a 2017 'Physician of Excellence'

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2016) – For the fourth time, Dr. Aaron Spitz of Orange County Urology Associates has been selected as a "Physician of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association. Accordingly, he will be featured as a "Top Doc" in the January 2017 issue of Orange Coast magazine.

Dr. Spitz is a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York. He performed both his internship and residency at LA County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Spitz completed his fellowship in urology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Spitz was born in Miami Beach, Florida. In addition to his busy general urology practice, Dr. Spitz has specific training and interest in male reproductive medicine. He is highly skilled at microsurgical vasectomy reversal. He performs both vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy, and he has extensive experience salvaging previously failed vasectomy reversals. Dr. Spitz performs microsurgical varicocele surgery and sperm retrieval surgery for in vitro fertility (IVF). He can treat even the most severe cases, such as Klinefelter's syndrome, where there are no sperm.

A nationally recognized expert, Dr. Spitz performs no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy employing the most advanced minimally invasive techniques for male birth control. He is also a recognized expert on male hormone replacement and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Spitz also provides expert treatment for men suffering from low testosterone, erectile dysfunction (ED) and Peyronie's disease.

As the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters about treatment for male fertility, Dr. Spitz is a frequent media spokesperson on men's health issues. He also is active in medical politics, frequently advocating on behalf of urologists and their patients nationally. He is currently serving as president of the California Urological Association (CUA), and is co-chair of the American Urological Association's (AUA) Telemedicine Work Group.



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Dr. Aaron Spitz selected a 2017 'SuperDoctor'

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2016) – Dr. Aaron Spitz of Orange County Urology Associates has been selected as a 2017 Southern California "SuperDoctor." He will be featured in the January 2017 "SuperDoctors" issue of Los Angeles magazine and on SuperDoctors.com.

Dr. Spitz is among a very select group of physicians in Southern California to earn this prestigious distinction. He also was selected for the 2016 and 2015 "SuperDoctor" honors.

Dr. Spitz is a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York. He performed both his internship and residency at LA County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Spitz completed his fellowship in urology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Spitz was born in Miami Beach, Florida. In addition to his busy general urology practice, Dr. Spitz has specific training and interest in male reproductive medicine. He is highly skilled at microsurgical vasectomy reversal. He performs both vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy, and he has extensive experience salvaging previously failed vasectomy reversals. Dr. Spitz performs microsurgical varicocele surgery and sperm retrieval surgery for in vitro fertility (IVF). He can treat even the most severe cases, such as Klinefelter's syndrome, where there are no sperm.

A nationally recognized expert, Dr. Spitz performs no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy employing the most advanced minimally invasive techniques for male birth control. He is also a recognized expert on male hormone replacement and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Spitz also provides expert treatment for men suffering from low testosterone, erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease.

As the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters about treatment for male fertility, Dr. Spitz is a frequent media spokesperson on male health issues. He also is active in medical politics, frequently advocating on behalf of urologists and their patients nationally. He is currently serving as president of the California Urological Association, and is co-chair of the American Urological Association's Telemedicine Work Group.


Orange County Urology Welcomes Dr. Daniel Su

DrDanielSuLAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (July 25, 2016) – Dr. Daniel Su, a urologist and urologic oncology surgeon, has joined Orange County Urology Associates. He started work on July 25, 2016.

Dr. Su comes to OCUA from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, where he most recently served as a Senior Surgeon for the Urology Oncology Branch.

Dr. Su attended medical school and performed his internship and residency at Rutgers Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. He earned dual majors in computer science, molecular biology/biochemisty, with a minor in cognitive science at Rutgers University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Dr. Su completed a two-year Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, where his research and clinical efforts focused on the areas of fusion targeted prostate biopsy, focal treatment of prostate cancer, and salvage treatment of prostate cancer.

Dr. Su has experience in clinical research and conducting clinical trials. His research included advanced imaging for prostate malignancy, detection and screening for prostate cancer, treatment of multifocal kidney cancer, and neoadjuvant treatment of metastatic prostate cancer. Dr. Su is published in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Urology, European Urology, and British Journal of Urology.

"We are delighted that Dr. Su has decided to join Orange County Urology Associates," OCUA President Dr. Paul Brower said. "He brings a stellar portfolio of clinical skills to our practice, and our patients will enjoy working with him."

"I am very excited to be joining Orange County Urology Associates," Dr. Su said. "I look forward to using my expertise in urology, and specifically urology oncology, to offer cutting edge treatment in order to improve the health of patients in Southern California."

Dr. Su is bilingual and speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and cycling. Dr. Su also is an amateur chef and pickle maker.


Dr. Gruenenfelder co-authors journal article

DrGruenenfelder BLAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (June 14, 2016) – Dr. Jennifer Gruenenfelder, an Orange County Urology Associates urologist and urologic surgeon, has co-authored a medical journal article for the International Journal of Urology.

The journal article reported on the clinical trial results of Botox® injected into the bladder of patients suffering from overactive bladder (OAB) with urinary incontinence. The study also reported on enhanced patient quality of life scores that resulted from this therapy.

The clinical trial confirmed that the therapy resulted in significantly greater improvements than the placebo in practical aspects of patients' daily lives including pad use, need to change undergarments, sleep, relationship with partner, and work life/daily activities.

Dr. Gruenenfelder collaborated on the journal article with other physicians in Belgium, Germany, Canada, and the United States.


Dr. Kim helps win robotic surgery accreditation

MosesKimLAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (May 23, 2016)  Dr. Moses Kim, an Orange County Urology Associates urologist and robotic surgeon, is one of nine surgeons who contributed to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian earning a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) accreditation recently from the Surgical Review Corporation.

The designation recognizes hospitals and surgeons who demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care. The program is structured to help robotic surgery providers continuously improve care quality and patient safety.

"Earning this distinction symbolizes our ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality care to our robotic surgery patients," said Dr. Kim.

The surgeons at Hoag perform the fifth highest volume of total robotic cases annually in the United States.


Dr. Singh article on vasectomy published in El Panamericano

DrSinghLAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (March 30, 2016) – An article on vasectomy written by medical expert Dr. Karan Singh, Orange County Urology Associates, was published in the February 2016 issue of the Spanish publication, El Panamericano. El Panamericano is the largest circulation Spanish publication in Southern California.

"As vasectomy is the top elective surgery among men in the United States, with more than 500,000 vasectomies performed annually, I feel it is important to relay factual information about this procedure to the public," Dr. Singh said.

Download and read the article in Spanish here.

Dr. Singh is board-certified in both adult and pediatric urology. He attended the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, graduating at the top of his class. He performed his internship and residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center.

He is a member of the American Urological Association, California Medical Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, Orange County Urological Society, Orange County Medical Association, and the American Urological Association Western Section.

Dr. Singh was raised in the San Fernando Valley. He has been practicing in Orange County for over 17 years. He is committed to excellence in the care of his patients through a combination of persistent attention to detail and implementation of the latest technology and techniques, which are constantly changing in the modern era of medicine. He is currently the Chief of Urology at Mission Hospital, but also works at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Hoag Hospital Irvine. He attends several conferences and meetings every year to keep abreast of the latest techniques and treatments.


Dr. Aaron Spitz selected as a 2016 'Top Doctor'

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2016) – Dr. Aaron Spitz of Orange County Urology Associates has been selected by Castle Connolly as a 2016 "Top Doctor." Each year Castle Connolly ranks the top 1% of physicians in 65 medical specialties. He was featured in the January 2016 "Top Doctors" issue of Orange Coast magazine.

Dr. Spitz is among a very select group of physicians in Southern California to earn this prestigious distinction. Castle Connolly bases its "Top Doctor" selections on nominations submitted by other doctors, then they are reviewed by its physician-led research team.

Dr. Spitz is a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY. Dr. Spitz performed both his internship and residency at LA County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles. He did his fellowship in urology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Dr. Spitz was born in Miami Beach, FL. In addition to his busy general urology practice, Dr. Spitz has specific training and interest in male reproductive medicine. He is highly skilled at microsurgical vasectomy reversal. He performs both vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy, and he has extensive experience salvaging previously failed vasectomy reversals. Dr. Spitz performs microsurgical varicocele surgery and sperm retrieval surgery for in vitro fertility (IVF). He can treat even the most severe cases, such as Klinefelter's syndrome, where there are no sperm.

A nationally recognized expert, Dr. Spitz performs no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy employing the most advanced minimally invasive techniques for male birth control. He is also a recognized expert on male hormone replacement and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Spitz also provides expert treatment for men suffering from low testosterone, erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease.

As the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters about treatment for male fertility, Dr. Spitz is a frequent media spokesperson on male health issues. He also is actively involved in medical politics, frequently advocating on behalf of urologists and their patients nationally. He is currently serving as president of the California Urological Association.


Dr.Tebyani named ‘Physician of Excellence’ award winner

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Dr. Neyssan Tebyani of Orange County Urology Associates has been selected as a "Physician of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association. He will be honored as a "Top Doc" in an upcoming 2016 issue of Orange Coast magazine.

Dr. Tebyani practices in comprehensive adult urology with an emphasis in robotic surgery. In 2008, Dr. Tebyani performed the first robotic surgery at Mission Hospital. He is certified in robotic surgery and has undergone advanced robotic surgery training in Germany.

Dr. Tebyani, a board-certified urologist, is on staff and operates at Mission Hospital, Hoag Hospitals Irvine and Newport Beach, and Saddleback Memorial.

He graduated from UCLA medical school in 1995 and received many honors, including Top Medical Graduate and The Warren Medal. He completed his general surgery and urological surgery training at the Kaiser-Permanente medical center in Los Angeles. Dr. Tebyani continued his training in Germany, where he expanded his skills in laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Tebyani also has completed advanced training on the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery system and has been certified by Intuitive Surgical. He has been involved in various research projects, published scientific papers, and contributed to urology textbooks.

Dr. Tebyani has practiced in Orange County, California, since 2001. As a member of Orange County Urology Associates, his practice deals with a variety of urological problems, including prostate problems, kidney stones, incontinence, and various cancers of the urinary tract. Dr. Tebyani focuses on robotic-assisted urology surgical procedures and minimally invasive approaches that achieve excellent outcomes while minimizing patient discomfort. This includes robotic-assisted removal of the prostate gland, which results in less blood loss and quicker recovery.


Dr. Karan Singh named 'Physician of Excellence' award winner for the third consecutive year

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2016) – For the third consecutive year, Dr. Karan Singh of Orange County Urology Associates has been selected as a "Physician of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association. He was honored as a "Top Doc" in a recent issue of Orange County Register Orange Coast magazine.

Dr. Singh is board-certified in both adult and pediatric urology. He attended the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, graduating at the top of his class. He performed his internship and residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center.

He is a member of the American Urological Association, California Medical Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, Orange County Urological Society, Orange County Medical Association, and the American Urological Association Western Section.

Dr. Singh was raised in the San Fernando Valley. He has been practicing in Orange County for over 17 years. He is committed to excellence in the care of his patients through a combination of persistent attention to detail and implementation of the latest technology and techniques, which are constantly changing in the modern era of medicine. He is currently the Chief of Urology at Mission Hospital, but also works at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Hoag Hospital Irvine. He attends several conferences and meetings every year to keep abreast of the latest techniques and treatments.

"I chose this field because of the broad range of procedures and conditions we can treat," Dr. Singh said. "We can help the majority of our patients and cure their diseases. I enjoy helping patients of all ages, from children to geriatric patients. I also enjoy the technology that gives us so many new ways to help make patients feel better."


Dr. Kim named 2016 'Physician of Excellence' award winner

MosesKimLAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (January 14, 2016) – Dr. Moses Kim of Orange County Urology Associates has been selected as a 2016 "Physician of Excellence" by the OrangeCounty Medical Association.

He was honored as a "Top Doc" in the January 2016 issue of Orange Coast magazine.

Dr. Kim graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. His interest in medicine and biomedical research led him to the University of California, San Francisco, where he earned his combined M.D. and Ph.D. degrees through the highly selective Medical Scientist Training Program.


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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (January 10, 2016) — Six Orange County Urology Associates (OCUA) physicians have been named 2016 California Super Doctors® by Los Angeles magazine. All are repeat honorees from 2015.

Named as Super Doctors are: Dr. Paul Brower, Laguna Hills; Dr. Moses Kim, Laguna Hills; Dr. Josh Randall, Mission Viejo; Dr. Karan Singh, Laguna Hills; Dr. Aaron Spitz, Laguna Hills; and Dr. Neyssan Tebyani, Laguna Hills.

Only 5 percent of doctors in California were selected for the honor. The list of selected physicians can be found by specialty and city at SuperDoctors.com


Dr. James Meaglia Performs the First UroLift® Cases in Orange County: Sexual Dysfunction No Longer Inevitable When Treating Enlarged Prostate.

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 LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (April 13, 2015) – Dr. James Meaglia of Orange County Urology Associates (OCUA) has performed the first surgical cases of UroLift® in Orange County. UroLift is a new treatment option for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is also known as an enlarged prostate. One in four men experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate by the age of 55, and that rate increases to 90 percent in men over the age of 70.

The new, minimally invasive UroLift is an outpatient surgical procedure approved by the FDA in the United States for the treatment of BPH that provides total preservation of sexual function.

“I have now done 15 surgical cases using the new UroLift surgical system for treating enlarged prostate, and couldn’t be more pleased with the patient and clinical outcomes,” Dr. Meaglia said. “I look forward to other urologic surgeons at Orange County Urology quickly adopting use of this new treatment system for surgical management of BPH.”
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Dr. Terrence Schuhrke retires after 4 decades in urology

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2014) – Orange County Urology Associates wishes to formally congratulate Terrence Schuhrke, M.D., for his long and distinguished career in the field of urology. Dr. Schuhrke officially retired Dec. 31, 2013.

“We would like to take this moment to thank Dr. Schuhrke for the wealth of personal contributions he made to our medical practice,” said Paul Brower, President & CEO of Orange County Urology Associates. “During Dr. Schuhrke’s 38 years of service, OCUA became the pre-eminent urology practice in Orange County and Southern California.”
Dr. Schuhrke was raised in the Chicago, Ill., area suburbs and returned for his undergraduate studies at Loyola University, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Schuhrke completed his internship at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., followed by another year of general surgery residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. He then served in the United States Navy Medical Corps for two years in Vietnam before returning to Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Calif., to complete four years of residency training and board certification in urologic surgery. There he met his future bride, Deb, a Navy neonatal nurse, and they married before leaving San Diego for Orange County.

He met his long-time urology partner, Dr. Richard Cerruti, during academic urology rounds at UC Irvine. Soon after, they joined forces to form the nidus of Orange County Urology Associates.

Dr. Schuhrke took subspeciality post-graduate courses in urologic pathology, laparoscopic urologic surgery, and extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, among others. Dr. Schuhrke has served as Chief of Staff at Memorial San Clemente Hospital as well as on numerous hospital committees in area hospitals. He also served as president of the Orange County Urological Society for a number of years. He also has been an active member of the Orange County Medical Association and the California Medical Association.

“As I enter retirement, I reflect on over four decades of advances in urologic care and the transition to minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, as well as non-invasive treatments for stone diseases of many types,” Dr. Schuhrke said. “Prosthetic devices have matured into reliable use in erectile dysfunction as well as incontinence care. Use of medications such as Botox® and Viagra® have allowed improved quality of life for our patients. Newer chemotherapy drugs are becoming less toxic while obviating the need for radical surgeries in some cases. Our radiation therapy colleagues continue to aid in adjunctive care of urologic cancers.

“My greatest hope is that all my patients will continue their care with my Orange County Urology Associates, who will always serve their needs. I will truly miss my patients and friends from the past 38 years,” Dr. Schuhrke said.

Dr. Schuhrke lives in Dana Point with his wife, Deb, a retired neonatal nurse. During his retirement, he looks forward to spending time traveling, hiking, and catching up on fiction reading. He concluded: “See you at the Home Depot after the garage has been cleaned out. Warm regards to all urology colleagues and staff I worked with along the way.”


Dr. Spitz featured Parenting OC Magazine for No-Cut Vasectomy

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (June 7, 2013)  Dr. Aaron Spitz has been featured in Parenting OC Magazine's June 2013 issue regarding the procedure of the No-Cut Vasectomy. Click the link below to read the artiicle and learn about what Dr. Spitz had to say.

The No-Cut Vasectomy

 


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Dr. Kim helps win robotic surgery accreditation