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About Dr. Howard S Kaufman

Dr. Howard S Kaufman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Glendale, CA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Kaufman has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Howard S Kaufman is Great. Dr. Howard S Kaufman has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Howard S Kaufman is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Specialty Outpatient Surgery Center

200 S Louise St
Glendale, CA 91205
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Specialties

Dr. Howard S Kaufman has the following 1 specialty

  • Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Howard S Kaufman has the following 16 expertise

  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Anal Itching (Pruritus Ani)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
  • Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Anal Ulcer (Fissure in Ano)

Dr. Howard S Kaufman has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Horrible after surgery care from this doctor and staff.

I was treated like a number not a patient by this doctor and his uncaring staff. I had an infection after his surgery due to lack of drains not being placed in the surgery site. I had an emergency surgery because of this and went through weeks of pain so bad that I thought I wouldn't live. I have a list of complaints that could make a short story. I wish I had sought treatment elsewhere!

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Dr. Kaufman and his team are worth the wait!

I first saw Dr. Kaufman 8 years ago when he was a USC. He was very attentive and personable, which somehow seemed nearly impossible to me as he was also teaching some 4-6 students who were observing my appointment (awkward, considering his specialty, but they have to learn somewhere). He was very thorough with finding out exactly what my status was, through a series of MRI's, nerve tests, alternate gynecology and urology referrals to get the whole picture. The final decision was that I needed surgery, but his suggestion was that I wait as long as I could while the technology for correcting my issues evolved. As long as I was managing without pain and functioning well enough to carry out everyday life comfortably, to hold on. What surgeon says that when they have a 'for sure' procedure with a fully insured willing patient? It's one who does it for the passion of healing other, not for the paycheck. This past spring, I knew it was time to "fix" myself. I found Dr. Kaufman again, this time at Huntington Colorectal, and made an appt.. It does take some planning ahead to get to see him as he's only in the office on Tuesdays...I think. I came with old tests in hand, we did more, he gave me another referral to his amazing partner in pelvic floor reconstruction, Dr. Tate, and we scheduled surgery. I had dreaded it over the years as I heard about the lawsuits connected with Y-mesh repair, but I knew I shouldn't continue the wait. He agreed that it wasn't "if", it was "when", and I was "there". I underwent a 6 hour robotic surgery under the skilled care of Dr. Kaufman and Dr. Tate on Wed. and was at my son't soccer game on Saturday. I am healing very well. Dr. Kaufman and his entire staff and surgical team are very caring, skilled, efficient, and they listen to your concerns and follow up. If you come across this doctor when you're searching for either pelivc floor repair or colorectal healing....I would consider yourself blessed and give them a call. It may take a month or 2 to get in, but it's worth the wait.

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Five Stars

he was patient and took the time to answer all our questions. he even waited for more questions. He didn't try to scoot us out. he also taught us what was going on. He made us feel really comfortable .

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Chychy Ekeochah (Ms)

I have had a wonderful experience with Dr Howard Kaufman. I had a very bad hysterectomy with all kinds of complications and ended up with a fistula as a result. Dr Kaufman came to my recue and fixed me and gave me hope as I had lost hope that I would be on depend forever. Dr Kaufman was very reassuring and he talked with a lot of confidence. He told me that he could fix me which he did. He was very honest as far as the timeframe to complete my treatment. He was very thorough and he has excellent bedside manners. He explains things to you and he is very patient and empathetic. He is my hero and I shall NEVER forget him.I recommend him to anyone who has colon or rectal problems and more. He is very approachable. All the people I spoke to about Dr Kaufman had nothing but GOOD things to say about him and he ha an excellent reputation among his peers, nurses etc. Thank you so much Dr Kaufman you are a rare gem in the meidcal field. Doctors like you are hard to come by.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Johns Hopkins Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

Specialty Outpatient Surgery Center, 200 S Louise St, Glendale, CA
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