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About Dr. Arthur D Vatz
Dr. Arthur D Vatz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Burbank, CA. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Vatz is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Encino Hospital Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Arthur D Vatz has the following 1 specialty
A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.
Dr. Arthur D Vatz has the following 10 expertise
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Overactive Urinary Bladder
- Urinary Bladder Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder Issues
- Kidney Stones
- Enlarged Prostate (Prostatic Hyperplasia)
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urologic Emergencies
Dr. Arthur D Vatz has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Arthur D Vatz is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Vatz for a vasectomy consultation. I am 30, unmarried, and childless. I gave these details to the front desk person and scheduled the appointment about three weeks out, as that was the first availability. I do not want children - it's just not part of my plan for my life and I am positive about that (have been for years). When the appointment came around, I arrive early, filled out paperwork, read the vasectomy information packet and signed the accompanying release indicating that I understand the risks and I realize that this procedure is permenant. I was then told to wait in the waiting room, where I sat for about 15 minutes past my appointment time before I was called back to a room in the back and left to wait for an additional hour. When the doctor was finally ready to see me, he introduced himself, asked my age, marital status, and how many children I have. I repeated my answers. He asked if I intended to get married. I told him that I'm rather iconoclastic and not interested in the institution of marriage. He then explained to me that it is likely that I will get married and that my wife will likely want children. I, then, will likely want this procedure reversed, and the success rate is not always great. So for this reason, he will not perform my vasectomy. I was floored - he had all of my demographic information weeks ago, why would he waste hours of my time just to refuse me service? And where does this man, who has known me for all of 30 seconds, get off telling making my life decisions for me? I told him that I thought it was extremely rude of him to waste my time like this. He didn't have anything to say. I don't know if Dr. Vatz is just a paternalistic old man who is stuck in his old-fashioned ways, or if he has the stereotypical surgeon god complex and thinks he knows better than his patients what is right for them. Either way, I left upset and I think everyone should save their time and avoid Dr. Vatz altogether.
Every aspect of my visit was a failure. I went in to get an exam for a scrotal lump. His diagnosis was "I don't know what it is,so we'll just go into surgery..." He had no interest in doing an ultrasound or mri. The surgery referral I received a few days later included the cpt code for "remove scrotum". (Can you say second opinion?). Vatz then scheduled the surgery without contacting me to discuss a date... (The hospital called me to preregister for a date 4 days down the line), and without asking me nor leaving time for a pre-surgical screening. I very much felt like this Doctor had little care and was only interested in railroading me into the surgery room. Billing went wrong too, as they did not submit it as a referral. He did send a nice "Thank you" card.... which to be honest is the last thing I would like from a urology office. Needless to say, I saw another doctor of whom did order an ultrasound to determine the diagnosis of a cyst with no need for surgery.
Dr. Vatz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
51 Years Experience
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1967
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Arthur D Vatz accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of CA
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Southern CA Value
- Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
- Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net SmartCare Large Group
- Health Net SmartCare Small Group
- Humana Choice POS
LA Care Health
- Molina Mrktplace CA
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsLakeside Medical Associates, 191 S Buena Vista St Ste 200, Burbank, CA
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