Dr. Ashok Kar, MD
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Dr. Ashok Kar, MD

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Urology | Male

Affiliated Urologists Of OC 1310 W Stewart Dr Ste 402 Orange, CA 92868 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

All patients are treated with the greatest expertise possible. Sometimes wait times in the office are exceeded because each patient is given the maximum attention and care.

Biography

HOSPITAL COMMITTEES: Member, Board of Trustees, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2006 to 2010 Chief of Staff and President of Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA Jan 2008 to 2010 Director, Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2006 to 2014 Vice-President of Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2006 to 2008 Chairman Credentials Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA - 2006 to 2008 Secretary Treasurer of the Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2004-2006 Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee St. Joseph Hospital, Orange CA 2004-2006 Member, Quality Council St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2004- to date Member, Bylaws Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2005 to date Vice Chairman: Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange CA 2002-2004 Member, Medical Executive Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2002 to date Member Cancer Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2002 to date Chief, Robotic Surgery-Ad-Hoc Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2003 to date Member Operating Room Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2002 to date Member Quality Assurance Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2002 to date St. Joseph Hospital was a Top 50 Leapfrog Hospital in the US for 2006 and was recently awarded "Magnet Status" for Nursing by the American Council of Nursing. St. Joseph Hospital is the largest Community Hospital in S. California and has over 1000 Physicians on Staff.

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based on 17 total surveys (1 with a review)
Dr. Kar Says:

Patient satisfaction scores specially on Health Grades are unfair because they do not represent the expertise of physicians and sometimes unfounded comments are made.Instead one should review ones malpractice history and complaints to the Medical Board while choosing a physician.

Dr. Kar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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HOSPITAL COMMITTEES: 

Member, Board of Trustees, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2006 to 2010

Chief of Staff and President of Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA Jan 2008 to 2010

Director, Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2006 to 2014

Vice-President of Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2006 to 2008

Chairman Credentials Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA - 2006 to 2008

Secretary Treasurer of the Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2004-2006

Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee St. Joseph Hospital, Orange CA 2004-2006

Member, Quality Council St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2004- to date

Member, Bylaws Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2005 to date

Vice Chairman: Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange CA 2002-2004

Member, Medical Executive Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2002 to date    

Member Cancer Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2002 to date    

Chief, Robotic Surgery-Ad-Hoc Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2003 to date

Member Operating Room Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2002 to date    

Member Quality Assurance Committee, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2002 to date  

St. Joseph Hospital was a Top 50 Leapfrog Hospital in the US for 2006 and was recently awarded "Magnet Status" for Nursing by the American Council of Nursing. St. Joseph Hospital is the largest Community Hospital in S. California and has over 1000 Physicians on Staff.

Dr. Kar's Care Philosophy

All patients are treated with the greatest expertise possible. Sometimes wait times in the office are exceeded because each patient is given the maximum attention and care.

Dr. Kar says...

Dr. Kar started the Robotic Surgery Program at St. Joseph Hospital in 2003, and being one of the pioneers of robotic surgery he has been invited to teach and demonstrate robotic surgery locally, nationally and Internationally.

Dr.Kar has been Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Hospital from 2006-2008 and has served on the Board of Trustees of the hospital.

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) for management of Prostate Cancer.  Dr Kar is among the FIRST doctors in the US to offer this exciting treatment.

Dr. Kar says...

Robotic Surgery allows minimally invasive surgery to be performed for major procedures with improved outcomes and quicker recovery.

Please visit www.karurology.com

Dr. Kar says...

Patient satisfaction scores specially on Health Grades are unfair because they do not represent the expertise of physicians and sometimes unfounded comments are made.Instead one should review ones malpractice history and complaints to the Medical Board while choosing a physician.

Dr. Kar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Sanctions

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Board Certifications

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Mumbai/ Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Ohio

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Ohio

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Bombay,India

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair