Dr. Shahab Hillyer, MD

Dr. Shahab Hillyer, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Shahab Hillyer, MD is an urology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston in 2004 and specializes in urology, urologic oncology, and more.Read his story

1700 Mount Vernon Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93306

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Bladder Diseases
more than 90% of peers
Urinary Disorders
more than 89% of peers
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Hillyer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hillyer "I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at Georgia State University as a distinguished Magna Cum Laude graduate and attended medical school at the University of Texas, Galveston (UTMB). My residency at Brookdale University Hospital (Brooklyn, NY) included two years of general surgery training followed by four years of urology residency. Additionally, I have been involved in research that yielded peer-reviewed articles. I also worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering, which exposed me to high quality urological cancer care. At the Cleveland Clinic, my fellowship training focused on minimally invasive surgery and robotics. More than 80 percent of our procedures were cancer operations, providing me with a strong understanding of oncological surgery and overall treatment for complex cancers. Furthermore, I was exposed to a high volume of reconstructive procedures performed with minimally invasive techniques. Besides my surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, I co-invented a deployable adjustable pneumatic occlusion device and published over 48 articles in peer reviewed journals. I also authored a book chapter in robotic surgery. In 2012, I joined Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, bringing me closer to my family and hometown. I transitioned to Kern Medical in January of 2016. The changeover allowed me to serve our entire community with advanced urological care in Kern County."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hillyer "I believe in the idea of serving a community as a whole and making an impact in providing advanced urological care with compassion. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician. I treat everyone as if they are family."

4  Specialties

  • Urology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Urologic Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

65  Conditions Treated

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39  Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • da Vinci® Nephrectomy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Urinary Obstruction
  • Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosis and Management
  • Green Light Photovaporization of the Prostate (PVP)
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Ureteral Reimplantation With Robotic Assistance
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Penile Implants
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyeloplasty Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Radical Cystectomy and Prostate Removal
  • Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy
  • Radical Nephrectomy
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • UroLift®
  • Urologic Reconstruction
  • Urologic Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Varicocele Repair
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgia State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Brookdale Hopsital Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hillyer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hillyer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hillyer to family and friends
10 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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  • 1

Dr. Hillyer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Hillyer is amazing! Very caring and understanding and Informative and actual cares to get to the bottom of things I highly recommend him and you cannot go wrong with him as a urologist
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Dr. Hillyer is a wonderful doctor. He makes sure you understand the procedure you are going to have and what you should expect. He is friendly and made me feel comfortable. I would recommended him to family and friends.
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Shahab is not only the best urologist I've ever met he is absolutely the best doctor I've ever met. He was friendly, patient, caring and extremely knowledgeable. He also truly went the extra mile. I've never met a doctor that's cared more and made me feel more at ease. Definitely recommend him...more
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Dr Hillyer showed empathy and caring beyond expectation
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He was able to take care of my bladder cancer in a compassionate manner and excellent bedside manner.
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