Dr. Gary Bellman, MD

UrologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Bellman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Encino Plaza Surgical Center

5400 Balboa Blvd Ste 111 Encino, CA 91316

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(818) 703-9500

Dr. Gary Bellman, MD is a Urology Specialist in Encino, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from McGill Medical School medical school in 1987. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bellman to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bellman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bellman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Hypogonadism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman treats Hypogonadism more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bellman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Testicular Dysfunction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman treats Testicular Dysfunction more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bellman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bellman's conditions and procedures:

  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Circumcision
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Phimosis
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Stones
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Varicocele
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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(818) 703-9500

Dr. Bellman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Planned Administration Inc
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Options PPO

Dr. Bellman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bellman

4.3

Based on 77 ratings

5 Stars
77.92207792207792%
(60)
4 Stars
5.194805194805195%
(4)
3 Stars
1.2987012987012987%
(1)
2 Stars
1.2987012987012987%
(1)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(11)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (68)
  • Staff friendliness (68)
  • Explained conditions well (66)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
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Dr. Bellman is an exceptional doctor. He is skilled, knowledgeable, and very responsive. 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
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Jay S. – Apr 30, 2021
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My kidney stone was diagnosed right away and taken care of by Dr. Bellman using laser method. Dr Bellman’s after surgery’s follow up with the patient is excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 10, 2021
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Enlarged prostate: had 3 biopsies done, all negative but can’t urinate freely. Flomax was given and it helps. Finally he suggested the Rezum procedure and that I’ll feel great afterwords. Well BS! giving laughing gas did help during the procedure until the last second were a sharp pain was given to me has the vapor hit something inside me. I asked what that was with no clear answer but said that I was sensitive. Now I have incontenance all day and nights and no ejaculation for 7 months and not stoping. It’s terrible and embarrassing. Looking for a second opinion as I know something is not right. Again, he had said that it would not affect anything. Who ever reads this. Please be careful. Doctors like this procedure because it’s in office and the hospital is cut out of the fee therefore the Doctor makes more .
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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J – Feb 02, 2021
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Horrible. Did no research on why the procedure Rezum is giving me problems now for 7 months. I sure hope my biopsies are correct. All I’m told is to have patience. BS
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 29, 2021
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Reckless and insensitive. I have Stage 4 Cancer as a result of his reckless attitude. He did a total of six biopsies when the protocol is a minimum of 12. He told me that everything was normal because he did not do the proper amount of biopsies and when I asked him at each visit why my PSA scores kept rising, he, with his smug cavalier attitude, Oh, they go up, they go down, don't worry about it. Now, as a result, I am in stage 4 cancer. I am taking Lupron injections and a 1000 MGS of Zytega to keep me alive. Thanks Dr. Bellman.
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Apr 23, 2020
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Top notch urological surgeon. Essentially saved my life when I had suffered for so long with sepsis under the care of a previous urologist who was following me. Dr. Bellman made the correct diagnosis and performed cystoscopy and green light laser prostate surgery which solved all my chronic miserable symptoms immediately.
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Dr. M. G. – Apr 07, 2020
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Superb doctor who has expertly served me through two surgeries and numerous procedures. To put it succinctly, Dr. Bellman’s compassionate and thoughtful approach saved my bladder. I’ll be forever grateful for his excellent care. With pleasure I give him and his outstanding, wonderfully-responsive staff my absolute highest recommendation.
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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BillR – Dec 14, 2019
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Dr. Bellman from the very beginning was to the point at the consultation and told me the options between having it done while I was awake or under general anesthesia. He explained what they were going to do and I decided to get it done while I was awake... which was my mistake. Get the anesthesia. Without too much information, things didn't go as smoothly as expected but the results ended the same. I have no more swimmers after my first round of testing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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May 30, 2018
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Being a patient with this practice was a positive experience. The team was professional. Dr Bellman and staff are a credit to the medical profession.
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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Pat in Santa Clarita – May 12, 2018
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Dr. Bellman is terrific. He spends the appropriate amount of time with his patients, laying out treatment options in an easy to understand manner. Personable and encouraging. Takes the time to find what's right for you. Staff is friendly, making you feel comfortable upon your first visit. I couldn't be happier. And I feel great! Highly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 31, 2018
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I first saw Dr. Bellman for a urine infection which I recovered from . months later I had kidney stones and was at the ER doctor Bellman saw me the next day & arranged for my surgery the day after that . After the surgery Dr. Bellman checked up with emails to see how I was doing . He takes the time to explain everything so that you understand . He’s definitely more than a five star doctor Dr. Bellman is the most Caring & compassionate Doctor .
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
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 28, 2018
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Dr. Bellman was not only excellent in his execution of my vasectomy, he provided clear answers and cogent advice during the consultation and checked in with me multiple times post-surgery, to boot. Couldn’t recommend him more.
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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Los Angeles, CA – Mar 17, 2018
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I found this great Doctor Bellman right here on Healthgrades. With 64 reviews, all being great, I took my chances and was able to get an appointment 2 days after being in the ER for 5 hours with an oversized kidney stone. On the 5th day I was in surgery and the stone was removed. A week of excruciating pain later because a stent was put in place, this was removed and now I am happily on the road of recovery. I would give him and his great staff 10 stars if I could. I would highly recommend him!!
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Robert B in Studio City – Mar 09, 2018
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I started Testosterone Therapy with weekly injections. Before therapy my Testosterone was 82!...I was feeling weak, lost my desire for sex, gained fat and lost muscle. My cholesterol was 190 and my Triglycerides were 215. After 3 months of injections (100mg every week) here are the results: Regained my sex drive like when I was young! Muscles grew. Lost fat. Cholesterol dropped to 140. Triglycerides dropped to 115. I feel rejuvenated and the treadmill is a breeze! Thanks Doctor!
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Jacob in Thousand Oaks CA – Feb 28, 2018
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excellent service and very professional!
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Yuda in Valley village – Jan 17, 2018
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I had a Vasectomy by Dr. Bellman. He was very professional and easy to talk to about the procedure. He puts you at ease and answers any questions you have. Afterwards he checked up with me daily which I feel is above and beyond what other doctors do. I would recommend using Dr. Bellman to anyone.
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Jason in Newhall, CA – Jan 11, 2018
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Dr. Bellman was great. I liked him from the moment that I met him. He was personable, very knowledgeable about his craft and I he was the first person that I met. The surgery was a success, and post surgery, he would email to check in and was always available to answer a question I had. Also, his staff was great to work with as well. I would recommend him to anyone needing a urologist.
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Alan Taylor in Sherman Oaks – Dec 10, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr Bellman for several years now. He has a great staff . They are always very helpful with any questions that I have . Dr Bellman is awesome . I always feel like he has the time to see me and if something isn't working he doesn't just let it go. He works it out. Always listens to you. I have recommended him to several friends at work. They are very happy with him also.
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Dwayne in Simi Valley , Ca. – Aug 08, 2017
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Had my vasectomy procedure done with Dr. Bellman and couldn't have been happier with the experience. He explained everything in very clear detail and made me feel very comfortable with the entire process. Great follow-up as well. Highly recommended.
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Studio City, CA – Jul 25, 2017
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Great procedure - (vasectomy) - went to dinner afterwards with the wife to celebrate our anniversary. Great follow up, and great communication. Dr Bellman is on it. That's why I drove from Silver Lake to his office. I will recommend to all the dads.
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Jason Odell in Silver Lake, CA – Jul 21, 2017
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Care Philosophy

We strive to treat ever patient with  the highest quality, dignity and customer service.

Our staff is caring and friendly and we provide state of the art care.

Specialties

  • Urology
  • Endourology
  • Male Adult Urology
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Prostate Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
McGill University
Residency Hospital
Royal Victoria Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
McGill Medical School
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • compassionate doctors award, 2011
  • america's leading experts, 2011
  • patients choice award, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Gary Bellman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bellman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Gary Bellman, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Gary Bellman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bellman frequently treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH), Hypogonadism, and Testicular Dysfunction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bellman treats.

Where is Dr. Gary Bellman, MD's office located?

Dr. Bellman's office is located at 5400 Balboa Blvd Ste 111, Encino, CA 91316. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Gary Bellman, MD speak?

Dr. Bellman speaks Spanish, Yiddish, and French. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Encino Plaza Surgical Center5400 Balboa Blvd Ste 111 Encino, CA 91316
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