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About Dr. Joel Gelman MD

Dr. Joel Gelman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Orange, CA, with another office in Orange, CA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. He speaks English.

Dr. Gelman has received 8 awards.

Rating Overview

86 Ratings with 44 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel Gelman is Excellent. Dr. Joel Gelman has been rated by 86 patients. From those 86 patients 44 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel Gelman is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Joel Gelman has 2 locations

get directions CENTER FOR RECONSTRUCTIVE UROLOGY
333 City Blvd W Ste 1240
Orange, CA 92868
get directions UCI Center For Urological Care
101 the City Dr S Pavilion 3
Orange, CA 92868

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Specialties

Dr. Joel Gelman has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joel Gelman has the following 10 expertise

  • Hypospadias
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Bladder Issues
  • Prostatitis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Penile Induration (Peyronie's Disease)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Board Certifications

Dr. Joel Gelman is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Amazing Experience

Dr. Gelman did a re-do surgery on me for urethral reconstruction after the first surgery, done by a different doctor, was not successful. Dr. Gelman and his staff were amazing and I have nothing but good things to say about them!

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Stricture Success

Dr. Gelman and his team of caring professionals changed my life. I was suffering for years with a urethral stricture. A previous attempt was made a few years ago using a laser by a different doctor. Unfortunately, that repair was only temporary and the stricture returned. After much suffering, I was referred to Dr. Gelman and sent him an email explaining my condition. The following Sunday morning I received a phone call from Dr. Gelman who spent a half hour talking to me. I was completely shocked and amazed that he took the time to call. That phone call started my journey to where I am today, structure free and finally getting the relief I so desperately needed. If you have a similar condition, do yourself a favor and contact Dr. Gelman.

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Urethroplasty repair with Buccal Mucosal skin graft

I had been suffering from major complications resulting from a urethra stricture since I was 16 years-old. I underwent multiple procedures from other doctors that were supposed to act as a short fix to the solution. Unfortunately, those procedures only made matters worse. By the time I met with Dr. Gelman my urethra was almost completely closed shut due to the stricture. It took me forever to go to the bathroom because my bladder was literally emptying drip by drip. Not only was it extremely frustrating, but it was also embarrassing and a huge waste of time. After meeting with Dr. Gelman I was very worried and overwhelmed by the news that I would have to undergo a surgery followed by three weeks of a catheter and recovery. However, now that I have completed the procedure I could not be happier. I have a strong, healthy, WIDE open urethra. I can urinate like a normal young man and no longer make endless trips to the bathroom in attempts to empty my bladder. This procedure was truly life changing and well worth it. I admit that the recovery is a slow, boring process but it involves minimal pain and is well worth it. I just completed my 4 month visit with Dr. Gelman and the surgery was deemed a success. I could not be happier!

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Outstanding

Dr. Gelman was amazing, he was able to fix issues I have been dealing with for over 20 years after other doctors turned me away saying I could not be fixed.

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Highest Quality Knowledge and Care

I have only good things to say about Dr. Gelman and his staff. Dr Gelman's knowledge and expertise are unequaled.

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  • Awards

    8 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • 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™.

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Ucla Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Joel Gelman Accepts the Following Insurance

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    • 101 the City Dr S Pavilion 3 Orange, CA 92868

More about Dr. Joel Gelman

Dr. Gelman is fellowship trained and exclusively specialized in surgery of the male urethra (eg. urethral stricture disease) and male external genitalia. He has performed over 1,600 reconstructive surgeries for male urethral stricture disease, Peyronie's Disease, and other disorders.

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