Dr. Stephen Hightower, MD is an urology specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in urology.


Locations

Coast Urological Medical Group, Inc., Los Alamitos, CA

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(562) 450-0126

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Dr. Hightower accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hightower's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Urinary Incontinence
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Urinary Incontinence more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Bladder Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Bladder Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hightower's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Circumcision
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Incontinence
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatitis
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urological Surgery
  • Urology Procedure
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Hightower's practice focuses on minimally invasive surgical and medical treatment of all types of Urological Conditions, such as: Urological Cancers, Prostate Enlargement, Kidney Stones, Female Urology, Vasectomy and Reversal, Incontinence Issues...

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

Suny Buffalo Grad Med Dent
Residency Hospital
1999
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Vermont / College of Medicine
Medical School
1988
University of California, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate School
1999
1993
1988

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Hightower's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hightower

3.3

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
52.38095238095238%
(11)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(7)

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I had been referred to Dr. Hightower by my primary care physician. When, when I arrived at the appointment, there were over 20 people in the waiting room, so I could not find a seat. I went to the counter to sign in, and I asked the female at the counter (whose name was Ashley), if she had any idea how long it would take before I could be seen by the doctor. She was so rude that I left.
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Rude staff, unwilling to work with existing patient for urgent reschedule when patient was recently diagnosed with cancer. The urology procedure was harsh with no communication post procedure. This was the worst experience i have every had with a doctor and staff
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