Dr. Catalin Marinescu, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Marinescu
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Trimed Clinical Trials

415 Old Newport Blvd Ste 100 Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Dr. Catalin Marinescu, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Institute of Medicine And Pharmacy "Carol Davila" medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Marinescu to book an appointment.

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I would say this doctor did not have passionate for his proffesion. Rather than do observations first, he did low conclusions to the patient, even worse he did not take examinations to you. Really not recommend for his service at all.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Putri – Dec 23, 2020
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He will come to do the examination with several! Med students and not tell you in advance. I didn’t like an examination with many people in the room. I never returned, that was terrible to me because I was never asked whether I am okay with that.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 14, 2020
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As an European, I am used to excellent medical quality service being provided, but I found that I was getting pretty desperate from the lack of answers and help I was receiving from other 5 doctors. Then I came to Dr. Marinescu, who discovered the problem right away. I had endometriosis, pretty large polyp and fibroid. He was very polite and treated me with respect. He was professional and fixed the problem with minimally invasive surgery, and I was home the same day. I only regret that I didn’t find him sooner, and didn’t waste my time with those other hack jobs. It would have saved me 2 years of unbearable pain and suffering. Dr. Marinescu cares about his patients, and not about himself or money, as other doctors do. He explains everything and makes sure that patients receive the treatment and care they need. I know that for any future needs for a gynecologist I may have, Dr. Marinescu will be the doctor I visit first and foremost. Thank you very much Dr. Marinescu for everything!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aneta S. – May 20, 2020
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I’ve already referred two family members and will be referring more soon! Dr M. is very kind, patient thorough and extremely helpful to obtain services and explains them in detail to make you feel comfortable and confident in your personal decisions. His staff is friendly, helpful, and very efficient with office paperwork, referrals, denials, appeals, state paperwork, and anything else you may ask of them. After surgery, Dr M was available to me 24/7. I highly recommend Dr M. and his staff
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Laurellee2 in Rossmoor, CA – Feb 25, 2019
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Best OBGYN I have ever been to, genuinely cares for his patients, is highly knowledgeable and a skilled surgeon.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Christie Smith in CA – Dec 10, 2018
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I found Dr. Marinescu on Healthgrade in 2015. He is by far the best GYN I've ever had. After getting nowhere with my previous GYN, Dr. Marinescu was able to diagnose all my issues and performed a hysterectomy. He's an amazing surgeon and takes the time to explain everything. You can't even tell I had surgery, the minimal scarring has faded. Great bedside manner and sense of humor. His staff is amazing as well.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Tamara in Huntington Beach, CA – Aug 01, 2018
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Dr. Marinescu is wonderful.He was my DR during my entire pregnancy w/my 2nd baby& had some scary moments (bleeding during term, pain etc). Because I was 34 we had to make sure all was good with me &baby boy.I thank God for his patience, care& understanding. He is kind& very knowledgeable. I appreciated the girls in office- they were always professional &friendly. I ended up having a c-sect and was nervous but he reassured me &a great surgeon. Aftercare was excellent too. Referred many bc of it.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Georgeta in Newport Beach, CA – Jun 27, 2018
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Dr.Marinescu is very professional and caring for his patient . He genuinely cares for his patients and seeks the best of care and procedures for his patients. Wait time is very minimal and he's highly organized . When you speak he listens and answer questions about your concerns . He goes above and beyond to try and help you understand all of the prodecures and issue at hand. I have the upmost trust in Dr. Marinescu and highly recommend him to all my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mona Perschon in Huntington Beach Ca – May 10, 2018
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I picked Dr. Marinescu after doing a thorough research. It was my first pregnancy and I wanted only the best care my baby and I could get. He was amazing right from the start. He was able to calm my nerves, would take no time to answer my questions (which as I look back now,seem silly), was thorough, and everything I could ask for. I always looked forward seeing him. Now that I am pregnant again, with no hesitation, he's going to be my OB again!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kristin in Irvine – Mar 25, 2018
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From the 1st appointment with Dr. Marinescu I knew I made the right choice. He is professional, compassionate and knowledgeable. He has impressive surgical experience. I had robotic hysterectomy with pelvic reconstruction. I am ecstatic with the results. Before surgery I had severe pelvic pain and bleeding. After the robotic surgery I felt no pain, no discomfort. One month later I cannot believe my old pain is gone. I feel I got a fresh start in life. I got my life back! Thank you Dr. Marinescu!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Irvine, CA – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Marinescu wasn't answering my questions or in a vaguely manner. I really had the feeling that I wasn't considered seriously. After I delivered my baby, he didn't even perform a post-delivery exam. I was worried about unexplained bleedings and he said it was normal. This is my family practice doctor, concerned about that lack of professionalism, who asked for a PAP smear and additional exams. I should have changed for another ob-gyn provider from the beginning... This is my biggest regret.
What went well
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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D. in Irvine, CA – Jul 01, 2017
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I had been to several OBGYNs in the last 5 years trying to get help with my symptoms. Dr Marinescu was able to instill the trust in me that I had lost with other M.D.s. He performed a hysterectomy on me 6 weeks ago and I couldn't have had a better experience. Absolutely little to no pain from the procedure! He is knowledgeable, kind and a highly skilled surgeon and I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J. Piper in San Clemente, CA – Sep 06, 2016
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I am grateful for finding Dr. Marinescu. He is direct, no sugar coating time-wasting joking-laughing to hide lack of knowledge. I have been seen twice, I had all the tests done including then I had the surgery which changed my life. The same hysterectomy with suspension I learned from my acquaintances it can be a terrible experience, was like a walk in the park for me. I am a very busy business owner and I appreciate the truth as I see it, I totally think that is the way surgeons should be.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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London S. in Newport Beach, CA – Apr 14, 2016
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If you are looking for the one look no further. Before I even met Dr. Marinescu his welcoming staff greeted me with genuine excitement and very personable conversation. He is very smart, listens to all your concerns and explains everything simply. He is very patient, kind and honest. His communication is strong too, there is a patient portal you can review all your lab results and see the doctors notes. Over all, the best care I have ever had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kat Sutton in Scottsdale, AZ – Apr 12, 2016
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Second to none. I will certainly recommend him to all my lady friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Letica in Brea, CA – Feb 09, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Unfortunately the choices we make that we don't understand in our lives will never let us see beyond how would it have been otherwise"

Biography

Born in Europe in 1976, Dr. Catalin Marinescu has achieved what very few around the world had. He graduated the medical school in 2001 and underwent 6...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Mount Sinai Medical Center Chicago
Residency Hospital
2007
St Pantelimon Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
Institute of Medicine And Pharmacy "Carol Davila"
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Catalin Marinescu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Marinescu frequently treats Oophorectomy, Uterine Fibroids, and Nuchal Translucency Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Marinescu treats.

Where is Dr. Catalin Marinescu, MD's office located?

Dr. Marinescu's office is located at 415 Old Newport Blvd Ste 100, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Catalin Marinescu, MD speak?

Dr. Marinescu speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Marinescu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Oophorectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marinescu performs Oophorectomy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Marinescu performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Uterine Fibroids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marinescu treats Uterine Fibroids more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Marinescu treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Nuchal Translucency Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marinescu performs Nuchal Translucency Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Marinescu performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Marinescu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Amniocentesis
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • C-Section
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gallstones
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract With Robotic Assistance
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Oophorectomy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Non-Stress Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • STD Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening

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Trimed Clinical Trials415 Old Newport Blvd Ste 100 Newport Beach, CA 92663
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    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Sat: closed
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