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About Dr. Darlys R Hofer

Dr. Darlys R Hofer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sioux Falls, SD. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Hofer is affiliated with Sanford USD Medical Center. Dr. Hofer has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Darlys R Hofer is Great. Dr. Darlys R Hofer has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Darlys R Hofer is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Urology Specialists Clinic

201 W 69th St Ste 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Specialties

Dr. Darlys R Hofer has the following 1 specialty

  • Urology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Darlys R Hofer has the following 7 expertise

  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Prostatitis
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Bladder Issues

Board Certifications

Dr. Darlys R Hofer is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Not horrible...but not great either.

The first problem I had with this place was the wait. Apparently there was some new computer system and it was running patients behind. While the receptionist did tell us that, what we didn't know is that we would wait over an hour in the waiting room, and over ten minutes in the exam room for a visit that took MAYBE five minutes. My husband and I went there for male infertility issues. Dr. Hofer examined him (took maybe thirty seconds), told us everything looked just fine and there was nothing he could do for us. IVF was probably our best option. No investigation as to anything else that could be done, hormonal issues, etc. Guess my only advice is to go at your own risk, but don't be surprised if you are shoved in and out of the exam room pretty quickly.

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Misdiagnosis of stone in ureterocele

Dr. Hofer is friendly and great at answering a patient's questions; however, he misdiagnosed me. I had a stone in a ureterocele, which he misdiagnosed as an enlarged prostate. I attempted to resolve this with him three times, and he refused to do so. He concedes to the misdiagnosis, and that it caused months of trauma involving interrupted urine flow and blood in my urine, an unnecessary surgery and me to be put in a position where I had to make a decision on whether or not to get a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)(his recommendation for me based on his misdiagnosis). The risks associated with this surgery (which as it turns out was never necessary since I did not have an enlarged prostate) are impotence, retrograde ejaculation, bleeding, infection, blood clots, scarring of the urethra and absorption of fluid during the procedure. Fortunately, while agonizing over the decision of whether or not to undergo the TURP, I had appendicitis and in preparation for my appendectomy, a stone was discovered, along with a ureterocele, both of which were revealed via a CT Scan. Therefore, I scheduled with Dr. Hofer to remove the stone. During the 1st surgery to remove the stone, he didn't remove it because it was in a ureterocele, which he knew about from the CT scan, but apparently didn't know it contained the stone. When I asked him why he didn't remove the stone, he said because he hadn't apprised me of the risks of removing a stone from a ureterocele. I had signed a document authorizing him to take care of unforseen issues that may arise during surgery. Also, why wouldn't he simply take 2 minutes prior to the surgery to advise me there was a stone and a ureterocele, and if the stone happened to be in the ureterocele, obtain additional permission to take care of that. Therefore, the unnecessary surgery could have been prevented by either a correct diagnosis to begin with, or by simply taking 2 minutes to obtain permission to deal with the stone if per chance it were in the ureterocele, which he admits knowing about due to the CT scan results which his office had. I don't want anyone else to go through the avoidable mishaps that I did.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Hofer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Sanford School Of Medicine The University Of South Dakota

    Graduated in 1984

  • Mc Gaw Medical Center Northwestern University

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Darlys R Hofer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry IA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthPartners - MN
    • HealthPartners MN CareChoices
    • HealthPartners MN CentraChoice
    • HealthPartners MN Distinctions II
    • HealthPartners Open Access
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Medica Choice
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Urology Specialists Clinic, 201 W 69th St Ste 100, Sioux Falls, SD

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