Dr. Stephen Hightower, MD

Dr. Stephen Hightower, MD

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Urology  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o
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Dr. Stephen Hightower, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Los Alamitos, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

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

3771 Katella Ave Ste 210

Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Hightower performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Urinary Stones
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hightower "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, as well as Bladder Conditions. Dr. Hightower is fully Board Certified in Urology by the American Board of Urology and recently was recertified by the board in 2011."
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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Incontinence
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostatitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

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Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urological Surgery
  • Urology Procedure
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy

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.

Education

  • University Of California, Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • SUNY Buffalo Grad Med Dent
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hightower has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Mary Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Hightower is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Hightower's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hightower to family and friends
3.5
based on 20 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Hightower's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
long beach, ca |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hightower accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    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

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Hospitals where Dr. Hightower has admitting privileges

St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Los Alamitos Medical Center
3751 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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