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About Dr. William J Utz

Dr. William J Utz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Minneapolis, MN, with other offices in Litchfield, MN and Minneapolis, MN (and 1 other location). He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Utz has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

22 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William J Utz is Great. Dr. William J Utz has been rated by 22 patients. From those 22 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. William J Utz is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UROLOGY ASSOCIATES

6525 France Ave S Ste 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435
(952) 927-6501

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Meeker Memorial Hospital

612 S Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN 55355

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UROLOGY ASSOCIATES PLYMOUTH WEST HEALTH

2855 Campus Dr Ste 650
Minneapolis, MN 55441
(763) 270-3400

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COLON & RECTAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES

14101 Fairview Dr Ste 280
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 925-0473

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Specialties

Dr. William J Utz 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. William J Utz has the following 7 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. William J Utz is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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The Farmer and his wife

Dr Utz is a no nonsense doctor that made sure we understood what my husbands prostate cancer diagnosis meant and what our options were. He talked to us on our level, turning his chair to face us and looking us in the eye as he answered every single question. He was thorough and didn't hurry any of our appointments. Yes, he was sometimes late for our appointment but we knew he was treating other patients just like he treated us. Surgery went without a hitch and when I had a question after we got home, Dr Utz called me himself to talk about it. He has been excellent all through our ordeal as well as his staff. We have felt cared for and well informed throughout.

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Infection from Cytoscopy with no warning of potential and how to respond.

Met with doctor and he reviewed my concern and decided to do cystoscopy.. At the end of the appointment he noted his observation confirmed I needed an operation for enlarged prostate.. He gave me a card to stop and see his receptionist to make an appointment> he had a clod and did not shake hands, I recived no warning of possible infections potential from the autoclaved scope. In 2 days right befopre a weekend I cam down with flu like symptoms and dizziness,chills along with coordination issues and heavy cold feeling. I called my pharmacist to see if it was a med side effect and the confirmed it was not. I went home and slept for 3-4 days and got a little better and then 2 days later I had a relapse and called my primary and explained the symptoms and they immediately said I should come in .I had septis infection that can occur from scope. I called Dr. Utz office in am and it took 3 hours for them to return my call. I asked if it might be due to the procedure and did not get any clarity. Then I asked if it was a "freak : occurenence so I could judge if I wanted to continue with them. She finally said in a phone call later it might have been due to scope but they don't give antibiotics proactively anymore due to them losing their effectiveness if over-prescribed. I asked if the shouldn't be warning people of the possibility. No response. I checked online and found studies showing that 2% of people can develop these symptoms. I thern cancelled my surgery and checked other doctor and his website and papers warned of this possibility and were much more proactive and patient centered..This study is on the NIHealth website. I then attempted to lodge a complaint with Medica and explained it was being offered only to offer feedback on how Dr. Utz could improve the process.They offered to take my complaint and then wanted me to talk with him. At that time I was so upset with poor response to my earlier calls I declined. I instead sent a letter to my primary doctor so he would know about future referrals. I plan to send a copy of this letter to Dr Utz to help others after my surgery was completed.

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Dr. William Utz...the best!

The dreaded words...you have cancer! My first doctor was a good doctor, but I felt that if down the road I needed to have my prostate removed, I wanted only the best. After researching doctors who specialize in Prostate Cancer in Minnesota, I decided to call Dr. Utz. Am I glad I did. He truly is one of the most skilled doctors, but also listened to me, spending an hour with me, validating my concerns, and gave me the confidence and hope I needed, as I proceed on this cancer journey. Loved his warm personality and "bed side manner!" He might be booked a few month out, but don't despair. All the best doctors will be busy. I was lucky enough to be called early due to a cancellation. I highly recommend Dr. Utz. (His office nurse is the best, too!)

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The guy is a hussler for patients

Had seeds put in for prostate cancer and did not have an appointment for follow up. I could only see his nurse or his aids. Took me three weeks of suffering to get to see him. He seemed like a great guy before the procedure, but I just think he likes the money and forgers about you. NEVER again with him

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Five Stars

Outstanding urologist Good ,caring communicator CERTAINLY ONE OF THE BEST DRS I HAVE EVER SEEN

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • 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™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2015, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Mayo Clinic And Medical School

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. William J Utz accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota
    • BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
    • BCBS MN BluePrint
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA 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
  • Medica
    • Medica Fairview and N Memorial Vantage
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Preferred One
    • Preferred One PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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