Dr. Sepehr Nowfar, MD

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Dr. Nowfar
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West Coast Urology

11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508 Downey, CA 90241

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Dr. Sepehr Nowfar, MD is a Urology Specialist in Downey, CA. Dr. Nowfar has more experience with Urologic Care and Calculi (stones) than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Los Alamitos Medical Center and PIH Health Downey Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nowfar to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nowfar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nowfar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nowfar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (562) 923-0706.

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Dr. Nowfar typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Urinary Disorders
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Urinary Incontinence
Bladder Diseases
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Calculi (stones)

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Calculi (stones) specialists.

Dr. Nowfar typically treats 52% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Urinary Stones
Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
Bladder Stones
Kidney Stones
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Nowfar's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

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Dr. Nowfar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
LACare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Nowfar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nowfar

4.3

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
78.37837837837837%
(29)
4 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
3 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
2 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
1 Star
13.513513513513514%
(5)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (26)
  • Explained conditions well (25)
  • Listened & answered questions (25)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
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Dr. Nowfar did my Nephrolithotomy Percutaneous surgery and follow-ups. I am absolutely pleased with his professionalism during this whole process. He took the time to explain everything clearly to me and answered all my questions. The surgery went smooth without any complications. I also appreciated the quick responses to my emails and questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Wendy C. – Jan 23, 2021
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Ultimately the best ever
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Estevan Cisneros – Nov 14, 2020
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I was very impressed with office staff and communication. Dr Nowfar explained my diagnosis and treatment plan. My robotic surgery went excellent!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 06, 2020
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I find Dr Nowfar to be very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. I personally have had 4 different types of cancer over many years and consider him to be one of the best doctors yet.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T Johnson – Feb 11, 2020
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Dr. Nowfar is an outstanding surgeon. My father-in-law was in and out of the hospital for months due to side effects of his prostate issues. After trying all of the available medications, Dr. Nowfar concluded that surgery was the only alternative to a permanent catheter. The family was understandably nervous about the prospect of operating on a 91-year-old man, but after Dr. Nowfar explained the risks and benefits we decided to move forward. We could not be more happy with the result. The surgery went more smoothly than we could have imagined and the recovery is going well. Dr. Nowfar and his wonderful nurse, Nidia, have provided excellent followup care. I would be happy to recommend Dr. Nowfar to anybody with urological issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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 Hultman – Jan 31, 2020
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Dr Sepehr Nowfar removed a bladder stone from me, 67 yr old patient, Male. He & his staff were the greatest, all pro team. Was lucky to have DR Nowfar do the work, one of the best.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 18, 2020
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I have been in treatment for 5 years--bladder cancer surgery, chemo therapy, and interval camera exams to monitor me over the last 4 years to ensure no reoccurrence of tumors. NO PAIN. I was terrified of everything which always makes matters worse...still NO PAIN. The mortification of having to do "what you must do" was alleviated by Dr Nowfar, the friendly, skilled staff and their professional manner. They all instilled trust in me that Dr Nowfar would find the trouble, correct it, and monitor me to a sure recovery. I am so fortunate to have Dr Nowfar looking out for me and doing the best that can be done. It may seem strange but I will miss my visits (check-ups). I felt safe and well cared for and that is a great assurance when going through any serious health problem.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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BEB – Jan 17, 2020
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If you are nervous about your medical issue, he is the doctor you want to go to. My husband is always a Very nervous when he has to go in for his treatments with Dr. Nowfar but he takes the time to REALLY listen to your concerns and tries to come up with the best solution.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Smith – Jan 17, 2020
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He is the best. Very compassionate. Explains everything to you. He knows what he is doing for your best interest. Had one other urologist and he was not good.
What went well
  • 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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RICHARD W BLOSAT – Nov 12, 2019
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Dr. Nowfar performed a surgery to correct my urinary incontinence which I have been suffering from for many years. His office staff was reachable and very courteous from the beginning to the end. Dr. Nowfar met with me before the procedure and answered all my questions. He was very honest with the surgery procedure and predictable outcomes (he said the success rate is 80-89%). I had the surgery in July and am very pleased with the procedure outcome. My symptoms have improved 90 percent. I was wearing 6 pads/day now no pads at all, except for when my bladder is very full and I am unable to go to the bathroom immediately due to my work schedule. Even then, the leaking is very minimal. I had no complications after the surgery and Dr. Nowfar was very thorough on the post-op check. I would recommend Dr. Nowfar with the highest regard.
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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Nov 06, 2019
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I had a pretty negative experience, more especially with West Coast Urology than Dr. Nowfar, but it included him as well. The nurse at the facility had lost her sensitivity and aggressively tried forcing catheter down when there was resistance, and I blacked out. Dr. Nowfar I saw briefly and he just gave some negative, worst case scenarios of what my condition could be and promptly left (scenarios that didn't turn out). I give two stars because he did suggest doing the procedure in surgery for better comfort. However, it took so long to arrange this because of insurance issues. I had to work with one of their schedulers, who was consistently rude, impatient, and scolding whenever I had to check in with her on the status of my procedure. After I voiced my displeasure with this behavior, the doctor canceled my surgery appointment and refused to do it, rather than even ask about how they could improve customer experiences. Thankfully, my condition didn't get worse.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
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Juan Mateo – Nov 06, 2019
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No wonder so few reviews. I just submitted one and it didn't take. He came into the Los Alamitos office without my chart and tried to fake it like all old guys are the same so just give them the usual speech and write a prescription and get paid. I reminded him of my specific situation that he had previously diagnosed and he went out and got my chart and came back to start over. They did a procedure and said I could leave my shirt on and I left with the back of my shirt covered in urine, had to go home and change before going back to work. Office staff has turned over a lot. First group of two females was sleep walking through the day but the second staff of one male was better. I don't know how the reviews are so positive. Maybe people are content to just move on to a different doctor and don't share their experiences. I will not be going back and have warned people about this guy.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 08, 2019
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Dr. Nowfar is an amazing surgeon and doctor. He treated my father and performed a very complicated surgery on him with skill care and great results. I am very grateful for the work he has done and for the time he took to explain the procedure, options, the risks and to answer all our questions. He was kind and caring and made us feel comfortable as we were considering our options and throughout the treatment.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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May 03, 2019
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While a wonderful job was done by the VA 20 yrs ago, I had a lot of post-surgery trauma with the catheter constantly getting blocked and the BCG treatments. I had a lot of pain for some time. I became hyper sensitive to pain and even touch. DR Nowfar he convinced me that he would NOT hurt me with the use of anesthesia. Dr Nowfar earned my complete trust and is a straight shooter that will tell you the truth and be as gentle as humanly possible. All they people were gr8 to PIH and his office.
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Apr 18, 2019
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After a sometimes heated time with my insurance company my PCP and Dr Gelman recommendation I was able to have surgery performed by Dr Nowfar, the procedure was a breeze and I am able to go about my daily functions with no problems again thank you Dr Nowfar Roger Addie
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What could be improved
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Roger Addie in Seal Beach, CA – Feb 06, 2019
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I had a great experience with Dr. Nowfar. I had stress incontinence(basically leaking urine all the time). He performed a Robotic Burch and I no longer have any leaking. I am super impressed and happy with the results. I would highly recommend him.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Tiffany in Downey, CA – Jan 03, 2019
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This is the best surgeon for urology in the nation he is very focus and has great knowledge in medicine he saved me on a resent cancerous prostrate surgery he really cares about his patients and is a total gift to to society.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 13, 2018
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I had to have a kidney stone removed and Dr. Nowfar performed my surgery. From my first meeting at my consultation to the post op follow up I've been very impressed with his expertise and care. Be prepared for longer wait time at appointments but good care is worth it!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Whittier, CA – Dec 11, 2018
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Dr. Nowfar has won the 2018 Urologist of the year Award. He is highly educated and one of the best, whatever your issue might be I would highly recommend Dr. Nowfar for any Urological needs. I had a 13 cm cyst on my kidney. He explained the two procedures that could be used. We chose outpatient procedure that basically inserted a long needle under twilight and extracted the fluid ( in my case 2.2LB or 1 Litter). There is a small needle mark on my side, no bruising or pain. Back to normal.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Tammy in CA – Dec 04, 2018
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Disappointed with poor communication after my surgery seems like he is too busy to console with his patients one on one great surgeon but lacks one on contact with patients .
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Sepehr Nowfar, MD is a Urology Specialist in Downey, CA. Dr. Nowfar has more experience with Urologic Care and Calculi (stones) than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

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Education

Tulane University School Of Medicine
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Does Dr. Sepehr Nowfar, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Sepehr Nowfar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nowfar frequently treats Urologic Care and Calculi (stones). See all practice areas where Dr. Nowfar specializes.

Where is Dr. Sepehr Nowfar, MD's office located?

Dr. Nowfar's office is located at 11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508, Downey, CA 90241. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

West Coast Urology

West Coast Urology11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 508 Downey, CA 90241
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Paletz/Agatstein Urology Group

Paletz/Agatstein Urology Group575 E Hardy St Ste 215 Inglewood, CA 90301
2

Practice

3801 Katella Ave Ste 223 Los Alamitos, CA 90720
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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Los Alamitos Medical Center

Los Alamitos, CA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2019)

PIH Health Downey Hospital

Downey, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average