What is a urologist?
A urologist is a surgeon specializing in the care of patients with diseases of the genitalia and urinary organs. Urologists train a minimum of ﬁve years following medical school, beginning their training in general surgery and ﬁnishing with the independent
ability to perform complex operations.
What is a reconstructive urologist?
Reconstructive urologists are urologists who have been selected to undergo advanced surgical training relating to the male and female genitalia. While some urologists have training in either male or female reconstruction, Dr Saﬁr was selected for and completed fellowship training in both male (UCLA) and female (UCLA) reconstructive surgery.
Will insurance cover my procedure?
Insurance companies cover many procedures that Dr Saﬁr performs, including incontinence surgery, prolapse surgery, erectile dysfunction surgery and many general surgical procedures. Procedures utilizing platelet rich plasma (PRP), including O-Shot and P-Shot are not covered by insurance companies.
Does Dr. Saﬁr see patients in second opinion?
Due to his unique training and experience, many patients have asked to see Dr Saﬁr for a second opinions. We ask that you indicate to our staff that you are seeing Dr Saﬁr for a second opinion and that you arrive with detailed previous medical records, actual CT or MRI images (not simply reports) and copies of any relevant lab tests.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
The safety and efﬁcacy of PRP therapy has been evaluated and established in more than 1,000,000 patients worldwide, in ﬁelds as diverse as orthopedics, ophthalmology and urology. PRP therapy uses a specific portion of your own blood to put healing elements of the blood into damaged tissue. In the ﬁeld of urology, PRP has been studied for a possible role in enhancing erections, improving penile curvature and to alleviate female sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence.