Dr. Matthew E. Karlovsky, MD

Dr. Matthew E. Karlovsky, MD

Urology | Male | 44 years old

I am one of very few double board certified Urologists in Female Pelvic Medicine in Arizona, and the only one fellowship trained in the subspecialty AND board certified in this area of practice in the East Valley. A good part of my practice is correction of complications from vaginal surgery/injury from prior surgeries. Implantation of mesh for incontinence and prolapse correction should only be done by those with expertise. To date, I have done more than 2000 pelvic floor surgeries and reconstructions. I review cases for the Arizona Medical Board regarding Urology and Urogynecology, and perform medico-legal expert case review nationwide for attorneys, involving pelvic mesh complications, as well as other pelvic surgery injuries, or injuries to the male and female genital tract. No one physician is perfect, but when choosing a physician, always consider his/her credentials, reputation, and training, experience, and bedside manner. And if that's not enough, consider trusting a physician who is trusted by attorneys. My office hours can run long and I am often running late, but that means I am spending the necessary time with all my patients, including with you. Our office phone system was truly a disaster in early 2016, but as of now (October 2016), we have an updated system to triage phone calls, messages, appointments, xray and surgery scheduling, and messages from patients that I need to review. When you call please ask for Pilar or Casandra who are my personal medical assistants to help.Read more

Arizona State Urological Institute
4530 E Ray Rd Ste 178
Phoenix, AZ 85044 Get Directions
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in gilbert,az |
Dr. Karlovsky was wonderful and very helpful. Dealing with his office staff is a different story. I found them to be very impatient, unhelpful, and defensive. I will continue to see Dr. Karlovsky and just hope he hires some new office people.
Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Karlovsky was great. His staff is why I will not be returning. I was having a lot of pain and couldn't wait 3 weeks for the follow up appointment. Left several messages and never received a call back. No sure how an office can function when no one communicates with patients. Very disappointed.
in Coolidge,AZ |
My own personal experience with Dr. Karlovsky was great. He was very supportive and professional. However my experience with the office staff was horrible. I called and called to try to get an appointment, I left a message for someone to reach me. I called again. Since it had been over four hours and still nothing. I am finally transferred to whom I left a message with named Lorraine. She was beyond rude and found it offensive as to why I was calling again. She got all my Info and did nothing.
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I am one of very few double board certified Urologists in Female Pelvic Medicine in Arizona, and the only one fellowship trained in the subspecialty AND board certified in this area of practice in the East Valley. A good part of my practice is correction of complications from vaginal surgery/injury from prior surgeries. Implantation of mesh for incontinence and prolapse correction should only be done by those with expertise. To date, I have done more than 2000 pelvic floor surgeries and reconstructions.

I review cases for the Arizona Medical Board regarding Urology and Urogynecology, and perform medico-legal expert case review nationwide for attorneys, involving pelvic mesh complications, as well as other pelvic surgery injuries, or injuries to the male and female genital tract. No one physician is perfect, but when choosing a physician, always consider his/her credentials, reputation, and training, experience, and bedside manner. And if that's not enough, consider trusting a physician who is trusted by attorneys.

My office hours can run long and I am often running late, but that means I am spending the necessary time with all my patients, including with you. Our office phone system was truly a disaster in early 2016, but as of now (October 2016), we have an updated system to triage phone calls, messages, appointments, xray and surgery scheduling, and messages from patients that I need to review. When you call please ask for Pilar or Casandra who are my personal medical assistants to help.

Dr. Karlovsky's Care Philosophy

I give everyone the time they need

Dr. Karlovsky says...

I have been practicing in the East Valley since 2005.  I do all aspects of general urology (Kidney stones, Prostate issues, vasectomy), but  I subspecialize in women's urology problems such as urinary incontinence/leaky bladders, dropped bladders/vaginal prolapse/rectal prolapse, prior complications of pelvic/bladder surgery, mesh removal and complications of vaginal mesh, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, neurogenic bladder. I am one of very few double board certified urologists in Female Pelvic Medicine in Arizona. A good part of my practice is correction of complications from vaginal surgery/injury from prior surgeries. Implantation of mesh for incontinence and prolapse correction should only be done by those with expertise. To date, I have done more than 2000 pelvic floor surgeries and reconstructions.I review cases for the Arizona Medical Board regarding Urology and Urogynecology, and perform medico-legal expert case review nationwide for attorneys.

Dr. Karlovsky says...

Bladder/Urinary slings

sling/mesh removal

Prolapse repair of the bladder, vagina, rectum, uterus

Correction of prior complications of vaginal surgery or mesh

Fistula repair

Scar banding in vagina

BOTOX bladder injections

Interstim placement and revision

TURP, Rezum

Laser stone lithotripsy, SWL

vasectomy

Many others- see our website

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  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Urology
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 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
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypospadias
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prolapsed Bladder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Temple University

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Temple University

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Urogynecology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bladder Reconstruction
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Laparotomy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair