Dr. Rene Sotelo, MD

Dr. Rene Sotelo, MD

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Dr. Rene Sotelo, MD is an urology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1987 and specializes in urology, oncology, and more.Read his story

1441 EASTLAKE AVE Ste 7416

Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
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Dr. Sotelo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Urinary Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sotelo treats Urinary Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sotelo treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sotelo treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Sotelo treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sotelo treats Blood in Urine (Hematuria) more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Sotelo treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Sotelo's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Benign Prostate Diseases
  • Bladder Biopsy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer Surgery
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Reconstruction
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Bladder Tumor
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureterovesical Junction
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulogram
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lithotripsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Orchiectomy
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Fistula Repair
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Surgery
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radical Prostate Removal, Laparoscopic
  • Rectourethral Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Retina Diseases
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spermatocele
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Ureteral Reimplantation
  • Ureteral Stent Placement
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicocolic Fistula
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Mi filosofia es el prestarle la mejor atencion posible, en forma oportuna y con el mas alto nivel académico,  en donde los principios éticos son mi mayor compromiso con Usted, no es solo una cuestion de lenguaje, es entender en pro...

Specialties

  • Urology
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology

Education

1997
Hospital Oncologico Padre Machado, Fellowship In Urology Oncology
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Hospital Dr Domingo Luciani, Residence in Urology
Residency Hospital
1994
Nacional Cancer Center, Tokio Japon
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Hospital Dr Domingo Luciani, Residence in General Surgery
Residency Hospital
1989
Hospital Dr Domingo Luciani.
Internship Hospital
1987
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Medical School
1982
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Undergraduate School
1997
1995
1994
1992
1989
1987
1982

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Sotelo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sotelo

4.8

Based on 26 reviews

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1 Star
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Unbelievable unwillingness of office staff to allow me to have my appt because I forgot my insurance cards at home - I have been a patient on Keck USC for a few years and my profile is active in their system. I was referred by another physician, Dr. Kaiser, whose staff made the appt for me. Clearly, my insurance is active, however their “system” indicates that my insurance card info. is outdated (2017) - I can’t believe the lack of professionalism and compassion of these staff members who were
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In December 2017, we learned my husband had Renal Cell Carcinoma. Dr. Sotelo operated on my husband (robotic radical nephrectomy). After the surgery he told me "I got it all!" That sentence and the confident way he communicated it with me, broke me down into tears, because I knew right then and there that my hubby would be okay.This surgeon is LARGER THAN LIFE!!!! He is a wonderful, caring, compassionate, brilliant and a miracle worker. Bless him and bless his medical team.
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This is a physician with a great deal of expertise in addition to humility and caring. He defines the true calling of the profession: saving lives, truly caring for his patients above and beyond. I took care of my father through an invasive bladder cancer treatment. Dr. Sotelo was superb in many ways. He deserves accolades. He preformed a very complex robotic radical cystectomy on my father at Keck Medical Center. After few ups and downs my father is out of the blue embracing life. I would highl
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An excellent surgeon, Dr. Sotelo has the additional human quality of deeply caring about his patients, with a specific sense of responsibility. After a morning consultation which resulted in worrying conclusions, I witnessed Dr. Sotelo's sense of responsibility first hand: together with his assistant he worked the phones and his knowledge of the hospital operations to fast track several additional tests needed for a conclusion. Fortunately, the final diagnostic indicated a condition which could
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Dr. Sotelo is not just a great surgeon, he is an artist. The two surgeries he did for me were so well planned and successful but also they healed so well that they are barley visible and are getting even better as time goes by. He is great to talk with and also speaks English and Spanish too. He is a very superior Dr. His surgery plans were so far superior to the other advise I had received.
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I would recommend dr Sotelo because he's very profesional and with experience in his area but also a very kind person. Personally I'm very grateful for his job
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Dr. Rene Sotelo is an amazing surgeon and a wonderful human being. I felt I was in the best hands, he treated me as a friend, answering all my calls immediately. Every person I met in the Hospital spoke highly about him, I got the feeling that he is a very appreciated and respected surgeon among colleages and hospital staff. I felt as a VIP patient, treated by one of the best and most experienced robotic surgeons worldwide who gave me a sincere, caring and warm treatment. Thank you Dr. Rene.
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Dr Sotelo and his amazing staff have given my father a new lease on life. He performed a procedure that several other surgeons had just dismissed as too complicated. The care that both he and his dedicated staff have shown is greatly appreciated and unparalleled as far as we have experienced.
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My husband Mike had a prostatectomy 4 years ago. He developed a fistula that necessitated a double barrel ostomy. After having to wear a catheter for 3 months, 2 procedures a major surgery that left him with two fistulas we found Dr. Sotelo. We were very discouraged at this point and thought that this would be my husbands physical condition for the rest of his life. Dr, Sotelo's confidence, expertise, and patience in explaining what he could accomplish was what helped us to try again.Success!
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Great doctor , my partial nefrectomy went very well DR Sotelo he gives you personal attention and his expertise in robotic sugery makes the diferences for a better outcome. I recomend DR Sotelo for urology and surgery any day. Nothing but great recomendations.
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I would recommend Dr Sotelo for his professional excellence as well as how good he applies the science and technology in the surgical processes.
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Dr Sotelo surgical work was truly outstanding. He not only did roboticic work to remove my prostate, but also found and repaired two hernias, saving me another surgical intervention. Both his pre-op and post-op care was sensitive, open, and thorough. Once out of recovery, I never needed narcotic pain relief, and stopped all pain meds in 3 days. Terrific surgeon.
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Outstanding sergon Great confident builder. Very easy to talk to could not ask for better results .
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A young 38 years old man who had surgery. I had surgery on my left kidney as a consequence of a malignant tumor, this surgery changed from an organ extraction to an oncological surgery. Since it was not only a kidney but the Bazo and some parts of my pancreas. I am extremely thankful to God and to the wonderful, miracle worker's hands of Dr. Rene Sotero because today I live a plenty, happy and healthy life with my wife and children.
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Doctor Ren? Sotelo, is not only an outstanding medical doctor, but an outstanding human being. He treated me from an urologic condition and knew exactly how tu give me confidence about the process and to take the decision about the surgery. The team he leaders is academic, as well as polite. I feel all the time safe and in home. Always thankfull.
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• Dear Dr. Rene Sotelo: I want to formally thank the wonderful care provided before and after prostate surgery (prostatectomy Simple) to which I was subjected for you. In Kenneth Norris Jr. Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital of the University of Southern California.
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Visited Dr. Sotelo for a 2nd opinion for prostate cancer before a prostectomy that was originally scheduled in Santa Barbara. Dr. Sotelo confirmed the necessity of the surgery, and more importantly, thoroughly explained the why of the situation. He went on to discuss operative nerve preservation in spite of the prostate removal, and post-operative options that had not even been mentioned previously. Switched care to Dr. Sotelo and now 1+ week post surgery the experience has been Excellent!!
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In 2014, Dr. Sotelo removed my uterus with a robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy, due to a stage III cancerous tumor. His skills, professionalism and ethics, let me give him a five stars review and recommend him to anyone I know.
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Dr. Sotelo removed a cancerous tumor located on my prostate, with his innovative laparoscopic surgery technique, fourteen years ago. Since that day, I'm thankful to him for saving my life. He has follow my recovery and he has always being attentive to my health.
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He is the best doctor that you can find in his speciality,It has a lot knowledge of my condition and he explain to me very well what is my best options for me.
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Locations

USC Norris Cancer Center

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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