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Care Philosophy

I believe that providing the best urologic care means offering both state-of-the art surgical approaches and innovative prevention and wellness interventions for improving and maintaining urologic health. I also believe in empowering patients with the latest evidence based medicine information and strive to approach each patient interaction with compassion and respect in order to earn trust as a partner in improving urologic health.

Biography

Dr. Mike Nguyen, MD, MPH has extensive experience in the latest robotic and minimally invasive approaches including robotic kidney-sparing partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer and robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer. He is an expert in the treatment and prevention of kidney stone disease and is the founder of the popular "KidneyStoners" website for kidney stone patients. At his three clinic locations in Glendale, Los Angeles, and Pasadena CA, he also sees and treats patients for general urologic conditions. Dr. Nguyen was appointed the Director of Robotic Surgery at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in 2016. Prior to joining the faculty of USC in 2013, he was the Director of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at the University of Arizona. He is a leader in the prevention of urologic diseases including the prevention of prostate cancer and prevention of kidney stones. He was appointed a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Cancer Prevention Committee from 2015-2018 and was invited to participated in an NIH review panel for kidney stone prevention. He conducts research in several areas including prostate cancer prevention, kidney cancer evaluation, and the prevention of kidney stone disease. Dr. Nguyen has over 40 peer-reviewed articles in the urologic literature and is a reviewer for several urology journals. Dr. Nguyen completed his medical school and urology residency training at UC Davis and a fellowship in robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He also has a Master's in Public Health from UCLA.

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    Dr. Mike Nguyen, MD, MPH has extensive experience in the latest robotic and minimally invasive approaches including robotic kidney-sparing partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer and robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer. He is an expert in the treatment and prevention of kidney stone disease and is the founder of the popular "KidneyStoners" website for kidney stone patients. At his three clinic locations in Glendale, Los Angeles, and Pasadena CA, he also sees and treats patients for general urologic conditions

    Dr. Nguyen was appointed the Director of Robotic Surgery at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in 2016. Prior to joining the faculty of USC in 2013, he was the Director of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at the University of Arizona.

    He is a leader in the prevention of urologic diseases including the prevention of prostate cancer and prevention of kidney stones. He was appointed a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Cancer Prevention Committee from 2015-2018 and was invited to participated in an NIH review panel for kidney stone prevention.

    He conducts research in several areas including prostate cancer prevention, kidney cancer evaluation, and the prevention of kidney stone disease. Dr. Nguyen has over 40 peer-reviewed articles in the urologic literature and is a reviewer for several urology journals.

    Dr. Nguyen completed his medical school and urology residency training at UC Davis and a fellowship in robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He also has a Master's in Public Health from UCLA.

    Dr. Nguyen's Care Philosophy

    I believe that providing the best urologic care means offering both state-of-the art surgical approaches and innovative prevention and wellness interventions for improving and maintaining urologic health. I also believe in empowering patients with the latest evidence based medicine information and strive to approach each patient interaction with compassion and respect in order to earn trust as a partner in improving urologic health.

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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 Incidentaloma
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Bladder Diseases
    • Bladder Diverticulum
    • Bladder Infection
    • Bladder Stones
    • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
    • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
    • Cancer
    • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
    • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Foreskin Conditions
    • Genitourinary Cancers
    • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
    • Hydrocele
    • Hydronephrosis
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Kidney Infection
    • Kidney Stones
    • Neurogenic Bladder
    • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Prostate Diseases
    • Prostatitis
    • Scrotal Pain
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Simple Kidney Cyst
    • Spermatocele
    • Testicular Atrophy
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Testicular Dysfunction
    • Testosterone Deficiency
    • Undescended Testicles
    • Ureteral Diseases
    • Ureteral Stones
    • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
    • Ureterocele, Congenital
    • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
    • Urethral Stones
    • Urethral Stricture
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Urinary Hesitancy
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Stones
    • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2002

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2006

    • Fellowship Hospital
      The Cleveland Clinic Foundation-Fellowship In Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery

      Completed in 2007

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California At San Diego

      Graduated in 1996

    • Other Education
      University Of California At Los Angeles-Masters In Public Health

      Completed in 2011

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Urology

    Procedures Performed

    • Adrenalectomy
    • Bladder Repair Surgery
    • Bladder Surgery
    • Circumcision
    • Cystoscopy
    • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
    • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    • Excision of Testicular Lesion
    • Kidney Removal
    • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
    • Kidney Surgery
    • Kidney and Ureter Removal
    • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
    • Laparoscopic Destruction of Kidney Lesion
    • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lithotripsy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Orchiectomy
    • Partial Nephrectomy
    • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Percutaneous Kidney Stone Removal
    • Percutaneous Procedures
    • Prostate Procedures
    • Prostate Removal
    • Prostate Surgery
    • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Pyeloplasty Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
    • Radical Prostate Removal
    • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
    • TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)
    • Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
    • Ureteral Reimplantation
    • Ureteroneocystostomy
    • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
    • Ureterscopies
    • Urethral Dilation
    • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
    • Uroflowmetry
    • Urological Surgery
    • Urology Procedure
    • Vasectomy
    • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery