Dr. Matthew Simmons, MD

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Urology Specialists of Oregon 1247 NE Medical Center Dr Ste 3 Bend, OR 97701 Get Directions
Dr. Matthew Simmons, MD
Dr Simmons was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He received an undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. He obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He received an MD from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He completed residency training in urology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He remained on staff at the Cleveland Clinic for 3 years in the Division of Urologic Oncology. He then transitioned into private practice in Bend, OR. He practices with Dr. Andrew Neeb, MD at Urology Specialists of Oregon and performs robotic surgery at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, OR.

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Our goals at Urology Specialists of Oregon are to provide the best care possible to our patients. We focus on each patient's needs and concerns with respect, courtesy and compassion.

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We always strive to provide the best to our patients in terms of quality of care AND customer service. Patients that go to the trouble of rating physicians on websites tend to be either very happy or very unhappy, and this can result in ratings which do not represent the views of the majority of a doctor's patients.  Website ratings should not be the sole source of a patient's reason for...

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Dr. Simmons' Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Bend, OR |
Dr. Simmons is a very knowledgeable Urologist. He explains things very well. and is courteous & Understanding of the patient's feelings. He is, also, great in the surgery room. I'd recommend him to a family member.
in Bend, OR |
Knowledgeable, caring, thorough, patient, to the point, his confidence is supported by his success statistics.
in Bend, OR |
My the good fortune of friends in the medical community and a cancer survivor friend, I was blessed to have found this doctor! I was diagnosed with prorate cancer 7 weeks ago and had a radical prostatectomy this past Monday, the 8th of February, 2016. Dr. Simmons himself, as well as his highly trained and experienced team, with some of the best patient communication skills and methods I have ever experienced, removed the gland and I just found out via the final pathology report that I am no ...
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Dr Simmons was born and raised in New Orleans, LA.  He received an undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL.  He obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.  He received an MD from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.  He completed residency training in urology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.  He remained on staff at the Cleveland Clinic for 3 years in the Division of Urologic Oncology.  He then transitioned into private practice in Bend, OR.  He practices with Dr. Andrew Neeb, MD at Urology Specialists of Oregon and performs robotic surgery at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, OR.

Dr. Simmons' Care Philosophy

Our goals at Urology Specialists of Oregon are to provide the best care possible to our patients.  We focus on each patient's needs and concerns with respect, courtesy and compassion.

Dr. Simmons says...

Dr Simmons treats a wide variety of urologic conditions, but has specialty expertise in the treatment of urologic cancer of the prostate, kidney and bladder.  He obtained world-class training at Stanford University where he earned his medical degree.  He then completed residency training at the Cleveland Clinic.  While at the Cleveland Clinic he received extensive formal training in minimally-invasive and robotic surgery.  To date he has conducted over 500 laparoscopic and robotic surgeries for the treatment of urologic disease.

Dr. Simmons has published over 50 articles, 6 book chapters, and has presented research at numerous national and international conferences.  He has led groundbreaking research in the fields of robotic surgery, partial nephrectomy surgery, and prostate cancer care.

Dr. Simmons was an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic for 3 years after residency in the Division of Urologic Oncology.  He now practices at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, OR.  He is the leading practitioner of robotic urologic surgery in Central Oregon. His outcomes from surgeries conducted in Oregon have been presented at international conferences.

Dr. Simmons says...

Dr. Simmons conducts a wide variety of general urologic procedures.  He has specialty expertise in robotic prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic cystectomy, and robotic reconstructive surgery.

Outcomes for these surgeries are available on the Urology Specialists of Oregon website.

Dr. Simmons says...

We always strive to provide the best to our patients in terms of quality of care AND customer service. Patients that go to the trouble of rating physicians on websites tend to be either very happy or very unhappy, and this can result in ratings which do not represent the views of the majority of a doctor's patients.  Website ratings should not be the sole source of a patient's reason for selecting their doctor.    

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  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureterovesical Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Incontinence
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Leukocytosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • 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 Diseases
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Cleveland Clin Found

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clin Found

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Spring Hill College

    Graduated in 1991

  • Other Education
    University of Florida

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bladder Repair Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • da Vinci® Nephrectomy