Dr. Stephen Hightower, MD

Dr. Stephen Hightower, MD

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Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o
(21)

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Dr. Stephen Hightower, MD is an urology specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in urology.

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

3771 Katella Ave Ste 210

Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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

Dr. Hightower's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

51  Conditions Treated

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29  Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Surgery
  • 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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Dr. Hightower's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hightower to family and friends
21 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (7)

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 (2)

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...more
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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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