Dr. Raul Hernandez is a board-certified urologist and the president of Golden Gate Urology. He has been practicing urology in San Francisco since 1990 and treats all types of urological conditions in men, women, and children. Dr. Hernandez also serves as the chief of urology at Seton Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco, CA....See Less
We believe the best medicine blends compassion and a personal approach with technical expertise. At our practice, we are committed to maintaining the highest level of scientific skill while never losing sight of our patients' unique needs. We strive to keep a very patient centric philosophy in which your time is respected and your needs attended to expeditiously, always providing the most scientifically and clinically sound experience.
Dr. Hernandez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Urology
Board certified in Urology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Men's Health Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Hernandez's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Prostatic Malacoplakia Associated With Prostatic Abscess
Prostatic Stromal Proliferations of Uncertain Malignant Potential
Restless Leg Syndrome
Sexual Desire Disorders
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
Urethral Obstruction Sequence
Urge Urinary Incontinence
Uric Acid Disorders
Urinary Outflow Obstruction
Urinary Tract Cancer
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Urinary Tract Tumor
Urogenital Adysplasia, Hereditary
Uropathy Distal Obstructive Polydactyly
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
Advance Directive End of Life Planning
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Argon Laser Surgery
Bladder Suspension Surgery
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Complex Penile Surgery
Cryoablation of Prostate
Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer
Cryotherapy for Warts
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
Donor Sperm Collection
Dorsal Slit of the Foreskin, Adult Male
Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Family Planning Services
Green Light Photovaporization of the Prostate (PVP)
Gynecologic Cancer Screening
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
Incontinence Sling Procedure
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
Kidney and Ureter Removal
Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Microsurgery Vasectomy Reversal
Microwave Treatment of Prostate
Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
Percutaneous Kidney Stone Removal
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
Radical Prostate Removal
Radical Prostate Removal, Laparoscopic
Radical Retropubic Prostate Removal
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
Repair of Perineal Laceration
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)
Transurethral Microwave Thermography of the Prostate
Ultrasound Guided Procedures
Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Urinary Incontinence Surgery
Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
Urinary Tract Endoscopy
Urinary Tract Procedure
Uterine Prolapse Surgery
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
YAG Laser Surgery
da Vinci® Prostate Removal
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Puerto Rico
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus
Medical School | Graduated 1983
Harvard Medical School-Mass. General Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
Harvard Medical School-Mass. General Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Hernandez has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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