About Dr. Martin D Bastuba MD

Dr. Martin Bastuba M.D. F.A.C.S. is a board certified urologist educated at the country's leading medical institutions. He received urology training at Emory University and was among the first residents accepted into the prestigious combined fellowship program for male infertility and sexual dysfunction at Boston University School of Medicine. Only 2% of urologists nationwide are trained experts in these highly specialized medical treatments. In 1993 Dr. Bastuba founded his medical practice Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists (MFS)to help patients in need of treatment for male infertility, urological disorders and male sexual dysfunction. He later founded the San Diego Vasectomy Center, where he solely focuses on utilizing cutting edge vasectomy techniques to ensure that his patients experience faster recovery times and experience minimal pain. Dr. Bastuba is the only board-certified urologist and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who offers these services in San Diego. His experience and technical proficiency are complemented by his unique approach to patient care and service. He believes strongly in patient education and in creating a comfortable, informal environment in which to evaluate and provide treatment options for his patients. Dr. Bastuba is well known for his expertise and high success rates in vasectomy reversal procedures. Patients from around the world travel to San Diego, California to receive vasectomy reversal surgery at MFS. He uses advanced microsurgical techniques to achieve high success rates in vasectomy reversal procedures and also has a successful track record with re-do vasectomy reversal surgeries. In addition to MFS, Dr. Bastuba is the medical director at the Fertility Center of California, a cryobank offering fertility services, including sperm banking, donor sperm, artificial insemination, sex selection, fertility preservation and andrology laboratory services. In all of his endeavors, Dr. Bastuba invests an immense amount of time and energy to ensure that his patients are educated about their treatments. He strongly believes that a patient's care is as important before treatment as it is after treatment. He personally manages his patients' care to provide maximum comfort and the very best results.

Dr. Bastuba has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Martin D Bastuba is Great. Dr. Martin D Bastuba has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Martin D Bastuba is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

Location

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6699 Alvarado Rd Ste 2208
San Diego, CA 92120

Specialties

Dr. Martin D Bastuba has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Martin D Bastuba has the following 8 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Martin D Bastuba is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Worst doctor

Allowed non-licensed assistant to administer injection that did nerve damage. Then total CYA mode. Terrible staff. Go elsewhere to avoid harm.

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Horrible Front Office

I never write reviews, but after dealing with this front office, um, I had to write something. It's awful. Stay away!!!! Super slow to process any paperwork, they will never call you, it's a black hole.... They need to get their act together or they will lose a lot of business. It's like dealing with the DMV but worse. Stay away from this office, period. I read this before I went and thought it might just be one angry person. Nope.

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Do not see this doctor

DO NOT VISIT THIS DOCTOR My wife and I are trying to have a baby. She has had complications. I wanted to get checked to see if there was an issue on my end too. I made an appointment with Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists. YOU WILL WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY They conduct four steps to evaluate fertility. Each test was scheduled on a separate day, requiring a separate trip to the doctor’s office. The four tests (1. A physical examination. 2. A semen analysis. 3. A blood test 4. an ultrasound) are quick but could easily be consolidated into one or two visits which would be a better use of time. For each test you will fill out the same paperwork. They either lose your information or fail to record it. After the physical examination they will push you hard to buy their brand of male fertility vitamins (without yet having a blood or semen test). Their vitamins are marked up 2.5x similar vitamins you will find online. When you bring your semen sample for the second test, only then do they tell you that they won’t bill insurance, so you will have to pay then and there instead. While holding your container of semen, it is difficult to argue. I’m waiting to find out what hidden costs exist for tests three and four. YOU WILL NOT SEE THE DOCTOR AND YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE WITHHELD After completing the four tests I was told that I would have to wait 2 weeks for the “single” and “only” available appointment with the doctor. That was the one day I am out of town so they said it would have to wait two additional weeks – over a month to get the analysis of my data! A phone call was ruled out because “they don’t do that,” only to be offered later, on the condition that I don’t use my insurance to pay for it. It is the doctor’s responsibility to provide me the results of the tests in a timely manner. Should there be an issue, and the doctor is too busy to let me know, the practice could be liable. Free advice: Don’t accept new patients if you can’t help them. Sure, it’s more money for the practice. But it damages your brand and credibility when can’t provide a service in return. YOU WILL BE EMBARRASSED Aside from the waste of time and money, you will be embarrassed by the staff who lack any discretion. Every time you walk in they will ask loudly, “you are here for infertility?”. The answer is of course that I’m not yet sure. What I am sure of is that I didn’t want that shared with everyone else in the office and waiting area. After the physical examination, I scheduled the semen analysis. I was told I could “collect” at home. When I asked the assistant for something to take home they looked at me like I was crazy. I had to explain how the process worked before someone else was able to assist and provide me the collection container. When returning to the office with my semen sample, I was forced to pull the transparent collection container out in front of everyone in the waiting room to write the date on it. I asked if I could write the date on the bag the container was in and was told no. I asked if I could write on the container in a private space and was told no – so I did it in front of the entire waiting room and went back to my seat.

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Five Stars

Dr. Bastuba was excellent start to finish!

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noooooo

The weirdest office I've ever been to...and cindy the nurse practioner..very unprofessional ...

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

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  • 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.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Emory Healthcare

    Residency

  • Dr. Martin D Bastuba Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Martin D Bastuba

In practice since 1993, Dr. Bastuba s pecializes in male infertility . His expertise lies in vasectomies, vasectomy reversals, microsurgical varicocele repair and other treatments for male reproductive health and male/female sexual dysfunction. Only a small percentage of urologists in the U.S. have the training and expertise to diagnose and treat male infertility. Dr. Bastuba is one of the few board-certified urologist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons who offers these services in San Diego . Since 2006, Dr. Bastuba has been the medical director of the Fertility Center of California where he diligently works to help couples realize their dreams of starting a family. Dr. Bastuba grew up in Detroit where he received his medical degree from Wayne State University. He served both a surgical internship and a general surgery/urology residency at Emory University Hospital. He also was fortunate to be awarded a full fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, one of the country's leading medical facilities, where he extended his training in the treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Bastuba received his board certification in urology in 1995. Dr. Bastubas long list of professional memberships include the American Medical Association, the International Impotence Society, the European Society for Impotence Research and the National Spine Cord Association to name a few. He has been an investigator and/or sub-investigator on several urologic clinical trials, as well as a clinical instructor for students at the University of San Diego, surgery division of urology and for other physicians at workshops in Nevada and California.

Locations & Directions

Martin D Bastuba MD, 6699 Alvarado Rd Ste 2208, San Diego, CA
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