Dr. Matthew Karlovsky, MD

Dr. Matthew Karlovsky, MD

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46 y/o
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Dr. Matthew Karlovsky, MD is an urology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in urology, urogynecology & reconstructive pelvic surgery, and more.Read his story

Arizona State Urological Institute

4530 E Ray Rd Ste 178

Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altec
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • Self Pay
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Karlovsky's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Urinary Incontinence
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karlovsky treats Urinary Incontinence more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Karlovsky treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Bladder Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karlovsky treats Bladder Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Karlovsky treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karlovsky treats Urinary Disorders more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Karlovsky's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Reconstruction
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Male Infertility
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prolapsed Bladder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

I give everyone the time they need

Specialties

  • Urology
  • Female Urology
  • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urology

Education

2005
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Temple University
Residency Hospital
2000
Temple University
Internship Hospital
1998
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
2005
2004
2000
1998

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Karlovsky's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karlovsky

3.5

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
55.88235294117647%
(19)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(2)
2 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(4)
1 Star
26.470588235294116%
(9)

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dr.Karlovsky is the best-- took care of my kidney stones that i have had for years---always had stones and over the 25 years or so, had them removed surgical--blasted in a water bed etc.the procedure he did in March & April took care of the rest of them--- Happy I found the best doctor here in Arizona---thank you DR. K
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Not only am I a patient, I've had multiple surgeries. I was pretty young at the time & very worried/stressed. By the time the doctor was done speaking w/ me, I was excited for surgery... happy to get treated. i recovered quickly. And SURE, we wait & wait but if you want a Dr who is LESS in demand, go ahead & find one. Hes amazing. If anyone leaves a bad review, it's prob because their wife has a crush on Dr.Karlovsky. Ive never left reviews before, but when I saw a score less than 3.5, I had to!
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Dr. Karlovsky is an excellent doctor. However, his staff and phone system is impossible to navigate. No matter how great a doctor you are, if patients can’t communicate with you, then what does it matter? Unfortunately I cannot reccomend Dr. Karlovsky because of lack of communication with his staff.
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Dr. Matthew Karlovsky saved my life. After years of pain and seven different doctors, I went to Dr, Karlovsky. I thought he would tell me I had Intersticial Cystitis like all the rest, but, instead, he decided to do a pelvic floor examination. He discovered it was my pelvic floor causing all of my urinary symptoms! He prescribed a very low dose of valium to calm my pelvic floor as well as Physical Therapy and it worked! Diagnoses: Pelvic Floor Tension Myalgia. This man is a miracle worker!
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I've been here four times for prostate in the last 1 1/2 years. I've had to wait for an hour nearly every time. I've only had an exam once. The office is very unorganized.
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Plan on waiting at least an hour in their crowded waiting room. Dr. forgot what husband was there for, when reminded, he said to make another appointment. I never felt that he really cared about my husband, that he was just another number. Probably a good surgeon, but otherwise not impressed.
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I wish I would have known about Dr Karlovsky before I had a different urologist do my surgery. Wait time was very reasonable...not long at all. Besides, I don't mind waiting for the right doctor, well worth it. I wasn't rushed in and out as I was with my previous surgeon. I am looking forward to Dr Karlovsky repairing the previous surgery I recently had.
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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.
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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.
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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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Banner Health
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Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
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State Farm
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
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