Dr. Robert Pugach, MD

UrologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Pugach
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Western States HIFU - Robert Pugach, MD

3801 Katella Ave Ste 110 Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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(844) 443-8362

Dr. Robert Pugach, MD is a Urology Specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pugach has more experience with Urinary Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universidad AutÛnoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Huntington Beach Hospital and La Palma Intercommunity Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pugach to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pugach

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pugach treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pugach treats other conditions, please contact the office at (844) 443-8362.

Urinary Conditions

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Dr. Pugach is experienced in the area of Urinary Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Pugach
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Urinary Incontinence
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Polyuria
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
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Dr. Pugach's conditions and procedures:

  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Function Test
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Scan
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Circumcision
  • Cystometry
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Male Infertility
  • Microsurgery Vasectomy Reversal
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • STD Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

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Dr. Pugach accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Affiliated Health Funds
Affiliated Health Funds PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
ARTA Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO

Dr. Pugach's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pugach

3.9

Based on 32 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (26)
  • Appointment scheduling (25)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (24)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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I had been going to Dr. Pugach for testosterone treatment and general urological health. He found something on my prostate and in conjunction with my GI doctor ordered an MRI of the area. I did not know what this was for and after I received a form from my insurance company stating a possible cancer diagnosis I became worried as he never mentioned it. I called him twice w/o a return. We I net with him after the test he said that he never calls patients. I had some other complaints and he became belligerent. He then kicked me out of my weekly shots without warning or a plan or info about the dangers of stopping t-shots without a doctor. Additionally, when I received a copy of my final exam report he falsified it and also belittled me in the exam details section. NEVER GO TO THIS DOCTOR!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 04, 2021
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To put it simply Doc P is awesome. He didn’t have me wait very long and he worked quickly and efficiently. On top of that he was kind and chatted with me through the whole procedure. On top of that the staff was friendly and kind through the whole thing. The actual procedure for the vasectomy was quick and painless. Doctor Pugach actully informed me about the whole thing and even gave me some of the history of it when I asked. So if your unsure please talk to the good doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Zildjian lopez in Buena park, CA – Dec 08, 2018
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I was in treatment with Dr. Pugach, outside my HMO, for three years and two months. The experience was entirely agreeable and positive. Dr. Pugach is very experienced and knowledgeable and explains treatment options and procedures in detail. My prostate biopsy was painless, and went quickly and smoothly (about ten minutes), and was not the negative experience I had expected. In regard to the Los Alamitos Clinic, the staff/nurses have been consistently amiable and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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John R in Whittier, CA – Nov 25, 2018
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After calling at least 7 other urologists from my insurance provider's directory, I reached Kim at Pacific Coast Urology. She was able to provide me all of the information I was looking for without the need for me to ask. She was extremely helpful and a pleasure to talk with. My procedure and recovery went exactly as I was told in my consultation. Dr. Pugach was professional, efficient and clearly a person experienced in his work. I really appreciate him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Chad in CA – Aug 13, 2018
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Extremely rude, likes to hear himself talk, gets upset when you ask questions or questions him on a treatment. Doesn't care about his patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Oct 19, 2017
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Great experience over the last 3 months with Dr. Pugach and his PA Evans as they are simply outstanding. Very understanding and compassionate while looking at the long term health of the patient. Highly recommend Dr. Pugach and his entire staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TNT in Cypress, CA – Aug 10, 2017
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I had a "normal" Cystoscopy, with "no bacteria" in my urine. Yet I was prescribed 30 days of antibiotics. I had a Renal Ultrasound that was "irrelevant" because nothing was visible. This actually was because of massive mesenteric lymph nodes= Lymphoma. I'm lucky to be an RN and to have gotten a second opinion quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Orange, CA – Mar 10, 2017
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tl;dr: Ok fellas, here's the nitty gritty on this place, that's what we're looking for right!? Pugach is excellent, get your vasectomy done here! Practically painless, 30 minutes in-n-out just like like Mike G.! Enough said. Now the details. To start, I got 3 consultations including Dr. Pugach. I figured if someone's going to be permanently altering my manhood I should perform a little due diligence to insure the Doc I go with is up to the task at hand! First impressions: I knew I would dread t
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jon W in Lakewood, CA – Mar 04, 2017
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Dr. Pugach is very personable and willing to spend the time to answer any questions that you may have. I was very impressed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul M. in Lincoln, NE – Jul 09, 2016
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Completed vasectomy procedure. Dr Pugach and hia staff were very professional and reassuring through the first visit and actual procedure. There was no pain. Environmental was clean and we'll keep.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Los angeles – Dec 20, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Robert Pugach is the medical director of Western States HIFU. He has one of the largest prostate cancer practices in California and routinely treats...Read more

Biography

Dr. Robert Pugach is the medical director of Western States HIFU, one of the largest prostate cancer practices in California and treats patients from all across the US.

Specialties

  • Urology

Education

Lsu Health Sciences
Residency Hospital
1978
Internship Hospital
1978
Universidad AutÛnoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
Medical School
1974
New York University
Undergraduate School
Cornell Med Coll
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • America's Top Physicians, 2004 - cur
  • F.C. Valentine's Resident Essay Contest, 1984

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Robert Pugach, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pugach frequently treats Urinary Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Pugach specializes.

Where is Dr. Robert Pugach, MD's office located?

Dr. Pugach's office is located at 3801 Katella Ave Ste 110, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Robert Pugach, MD speak?

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Locations

Western States HIFU - Robert Pugach, MD

Western States HIFU - Robert Pugach, MD3801 Katella Ave Ste 110 Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pugach is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Huntington Beach Hospital

Huntington Beach, CA

57% Patient Experience Rating, 12% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

La Palma, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Los Alamitos Medical Center

Los Alamitos, CA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)