Dr. Matthew Karlovsky, MD

Dr. Matthew Karlovsky, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Matthew Karlovsky, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.Read his story

Arizona State Urological Institute

4530 E Ray Rd Ste 178

Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Top Care Areas


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Urinary Incontinence
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Karlovsky's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Karlovsky "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Karlovsky "I give everyone the time they need"


  • Urology
  • Female Urology
  • Urogynecology

Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • 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 Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypospadias
  • 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
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prolapsed Bladder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • 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 Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bladder Reconstruction
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • 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
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparotomy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • 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
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karlovsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karlovsky's Reviews

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based on 31 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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Dr. Karlovsky's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Phoenix |
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...more
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Flagstaff, AZ |
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...more
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Phoenix, AZ |
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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in Maricopa AZ |
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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Phoenix, AZ |
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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Karlovsky accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Altec
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • Self Pay
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Karlovsky has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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