Dr. Gary Bellman, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Bellman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Southern California Urology Institute

23101 Sherman Pl Ste 304 West Hills, CA 91307

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Dr. Gary Bellman, MD is a Urology Specialist in West Hills, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bellman has more experience with Calculi (stones), Urologic Care, and Urologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from McGill Medical School medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. 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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4.4

Based on 73 ratings

5 Stars
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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 .
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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.
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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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Dr.Bellman and his staff are very professional and caring. I would recommend the to everyone I talk to.
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Simi Valley, CA – Jul 12, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Bellman for over 10 years. He has been very professional the whole time. He explains the problems I have and the treatments that are available. He answers my questions and I never feel rushed. The staff, except Aja, has changed over the years and sometimes not for the best. Dr. Bellman's nurse Aja has been with him the whole time I've been a patient and she is terrific.
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Bryan Recla in Encino, CA – Jul 06, 2017
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He and his staff were very professional and extremely helpful through the whole process. I knew what to expect and what my insurance would cover prior to my procedure and my recovery was much quicker than expected because of the care I received!
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Joshua Perigo in Thousand Oaks, CA – May 23, 2017
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Dr. Bellman is exceptional and top notch surgeon. Staff is knowledgeable, caring and talented. Most of all helpful. 2 years ago, I was referred to Dr. Bellman's practice. That was 2 years ago and today I feel 10 years younger. Hands down best Urologist in town..............
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David in Woodland Hills, CA – May 18, 2017
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About Me

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

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

  • Spanish
  • Yiddish
  • French
  • Hebrew

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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(818) 912-1899

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
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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
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Calculi (stones)

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman treats Urinary Stones more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Bellman treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Lithotripsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman performs Lithotripsy more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Bellman performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman treats Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic) more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Bellman treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman treats Urinary Disorders more than 98% of their peers

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

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than 98% of their peers

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

Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman treats Nighttime Urination (Nocturia) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Bellman treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Urologic Surgery

Urologic surgery treats conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system through procedures including cystectomy (bladder removal), prostatectomy (prostate removal), and pelvic reconstruction.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Uroflowmetry
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman performs Uroflowmetry more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Bellman performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bellman performs Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Bellman performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

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Dr. Bellman's conditions and procedures:

  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Male Infertility
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloma
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • 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
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

Locations

The Southern California Urology Institute

Gary C Bellman23101 Sherman Pl Ste 304 West Hills, CA 91307
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