Dr. Michael Sanford, MD

Dr. Michael Sanford, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Michael Sanford, MD is an urology specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1994 and specializes in urology.

74020 Alessandro Dr Ste B

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact Information

(760) 773-3737

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sanford performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Stones
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Sanford's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

46  Conditions Treated


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19  Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Penile Implants
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Mt Sinai
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Mt Sinai
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sanford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanford to family and friends
22 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Sanford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

One of the best doctors that I have seen in a long time. The negative comments that I see on this site are the complete opposite to what I experienced as one of Dr. Sanford's patients. His staff was very helpful and efficient. It was a pleasure to see a medical practice being run so...more
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After calling several urologists I was able to get a next day appt from Dr Sanford. I had read the reviews and was hesitant to see him but was desperate to be seen. I was rather pleasantly surprised at how positive an experience I had. He was very thorough in explaining my condition and did not...more
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My husband was diagnosed with an early stage, malignant kidney tumor and referred to Sanford. Without reviewing the CT scan or ordering any tests to determine kidney function, Sanford told him that he'd probably lose the one kidney, the other kidney didn't function very well and he'd probably be on...more
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His staff, especially the front desk girl is rude and unpleasant. My father is 86 and has been his patient for years. He thought Dr. Sanford cared about him. But after he was diagnosed with a UTI which was MRSA and he was admitted to the hospital, it took the good doctor 5 days to pay him a...more
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