Dr. Ben Shenassa, MD

Urology  |  
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Age 49
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Dr. Ben Shenassa, MD
My love for medicine has been multifaceted. It started from seeing brave and uncompromising dedication of physicians in a revolution-torn country to delving into the intricacies of human body. Subsequently, the passion for my chosen surgical sub-specialty was manifested because of personal and life-changing Urological maladies that happened to my father. After finishing my undergraduate work at UCLA, I spent 10 years in New Orleans to finish my medical, surgical, and

2750 W Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90041

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Dr. Ben Shenassa, MD

Dr. Ben Shenassa, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Access Care
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Exclusive Healthcare
  • First Choice Health
  • 17 More

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  • Urology
  • Female Adult Urology
  • Male Adult Urology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acupuncture
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Function Test
  • Bladder Repair Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dorsal Slit of the Foreskin, Adult Male
  • Electrocautery
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave
  • Family Planning Services
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • KTP Laser Treatment
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Lithotripsy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Microsurgery Vasectomy Reversal
  • Microwave Treatment of Prostate
  • Mole Removal
  • Nephrostomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Kidney Stone Removal
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sonography
  • Stitches
  • Suprapubic Tap
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)
  • Transurethral Microwave Thermography of the Prostate
  • Tumor Resection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ureteral Reimplantation
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Catheterization
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Tract Endoscopy
  • Urinary Tract Procedure
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urologic Reconstruction
  • Urological Surgery
  • Urology Procedure
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Wart Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • U.C.L.A.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Tulane University School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Tulane University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

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Dr. Shenassa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shenassa to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Shenassa's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Glendale, CA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Shenassa to anyone who needs a urologist. He is the best in his specialty! He is very knowledgeable, up to date with modern technology and truly cares about his patients. He takes his time to go over all your options before starting any treatment, explains all risks and benefits and lets you decide what is the best option for you. He is an amazing doctor and a talented surgeon.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Shenassa is the most amazing and talented surgeon ever. I've never seen any doctor who is as compassionate and caring. For my father we saw 4 other doctors before We went w/ Dr Shenassa. His bedside manners are second to none. If you need any urology work done, Dr. Shenassa is the only one to see. My father is extremely happy w/ him
in Sherman Oaks, CA |
Dr. Shenassa goes often above and beyond the call of duty. He is an extremely honest, caring and knowledgeable physician. He loves his chosen field of practice, and that is most evident in his pleasant and friendly attitude and genuine kindness towards each and every one of his patients.
Los Angeles, CA |
If his reception staff is any indication, I would strongly recommend NOT seeing this doctor. Terrible.
I take pride in choosing & training my staff. So, ultimately, majority of the situations are my responsibility. Having said that, if something is not adequate or appropriate, we (my staff and I) would greatly appreciate an appropriate and timely opportunity to discuss the matter. All that needs to be done is for a message to be left for us, and I and/or one of the senior members of the team will reach out to address the issue.
in Glendale, CA |
Dr. Shenassa saved my life. After performing a TURP operation on me (which was a very good idea), his office kept on insisting that I come in for a follow up appointment. That checkup, which included a ultrasound scan (which is not usually done) discovered a malignant tumor on my kidney. Short story: Had kidney and tumor removed, no further treatment needed. Very good bedside manner and very good surgeon. I'm in great health.
in Los Angeles |
He's very open minded. He is a g, he gives you the facts as he understands them and conveys them to the patient in simplistic terms. He gives you choices, he lets you know about the risks, as well as the benefits. I'm so impressed by his real interest and kindness. He's a real and genuine person, a real Dr in my book
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr Shenassa has been fantastic in terms of treating my kidney stone conservatively. I am grateful to him to have done the management in a very methodical fashion, without rushing me in to the operating room, for the small stone I had. Much kudos actually should go to his Nurse Practitioner who saw me first.
in Glendale, CA |
Dr. Shenassa is my doctor-specialist for almost 10 years now. A very good doctor. He answers all my medical questions and concerns. He gives good medical advices. I haven't seen him in a bad mood which is very good to a patient like me who ask so many questions. I have a lot of doctors (specialists in different fields and primary) and I consider him as the best. I can't recall I had a single problem with him. His staff also treats me very well and, they are very courteous.
in Glendale, Ca |
I had the most absolute worst experience of my life at this doctors office! I was referred by my general physician. My regular doctor said to call the office and make sure they are in network for your insurance before you make an appointment. I called and his staff assured me that they were in network. Now I receive a ridiculously high bill from Dr Shenassa ! I called to speak to the staff and now they say that they accept my insurance but that they never said they were in network!!!!
in Beverly Hills, CA |
I never got in to see the doctor. Though I had an appointment, he was called away for emergency surgery. I met with the nurse practitioner instead and since then have had a very difficult time getting another appointment, speaking to the nurse practitioner and making any progress on my injury. The front desk staff never seem to know what's going on.
Our daily routine changes as we have to respond to emergencies in 3 hospitals. Presence of a nurse practitioner to assist with seeing patients has, therefore, become of paramount importance . After the 1st visit, we take pride in addressing 90-95 percent of the questions or treatment readjustments over the phone. As for the staff, they are well trained, especially in knowing their limitations. So, if specific issues arise, a message left for the MD or NP will be answered accordingly.
in Glendale, CA |
We had a very bad experience with Dr. Shenassa. On one occasion, after my father was diagnosed with cancer, in the last week of his life, Dr. Shenassa suggested a procedure, told my father he would be there the next day,told staff not to feed him or give him water, only to reschedule again, & again, and then have an associate of his show up 24hr late to say there is no way this procedure can be done. My father suffered, was dehydrated and went 24hr without food or water, as a result of this Dr.
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Dr. Shenassa accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Access Care
    Access Care II PPO
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
    Advantage Health Solutions
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Traditional
    CaliforniaCare HMO
    Medicare Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • ChoiceCare Network
    ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Indemnity EPO
    Network Open Access
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Optimum Choice PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
    Evolutions Healthcare Systems PPO
  • Exclusive Healthcare
    Exclusive Healthcare EPO
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health POS
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
    Guardian PPO
  • Health Net
    Advantage Platinum POS
    Advantage Platinum PPO
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare EPO
    Medicare POS
    Medicare PPO
    Tricare EPO
    Tricare PPO
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
    Advantage Plus
    Care Plus
    Choice Care
    Medicare PPO
    Medicare Supplement - Plan B
  • Independence Blue Cross
    Independence Blue Cross POS
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare of California PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Prudential
    Prudential POS
    Prudential PPO
  • SCAN Health Plan
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan POS
    Family Health Plan PPO
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus POS
    Options EPO
    Options POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • WellPoint

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Glendale, CA 91206
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Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
1420 S Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204
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1812 Verdugo Blvd
Glendale, CA 91208
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