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To make an appointment today, call 626-396-2900 or fill out our request an appointment form.

City of Hope | Pasadena
630 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 220
Pasadena, CA 91105
 
Minimally invasive surgery continues to provide superior results in urology.  City of Hope | Pasadena’s Urology and Urologic Oncology program offers state-of-the-art treatment options including robotic-assisted surgery which provides patients the benefits of faster recovery, decreased blood loss and minimal discomfort. 

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomies also are performed for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer and advanced procedures used in treating kidney cancer and renal masses. 
 
Additional services offered also, include:
 
  • Prostate biopsies
  • Vasectomies
  • Cystoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Urodynamic studies
 
City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts for physician services rendered at City of Hope and in our community practice sites. Please note that although we strive to keep this information current, it is subject to change without notice. For questions related to your specific coverage at this site, please contact your insurance provider directly. You can find that phone number on your insurance card or in your benefits book.
 
   
If you wish to receive treatment at a City of Hope location or with a City of Hope physician but we do not currently contract with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here. Every medical situation - and every insurance plan - is different, and there is no guarantee that coverage can be secured. But it is reasonable to make this request, and to ask your insurance company to review the matter with City of Hope Medical Foundation directly.
 

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City of Hope Pasadena


To make an appointment today, call 626-396-2900 or fill out our request an appointment form.

City of Hope | Pasadena
630 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 220
Pasadena, CA 91105
 
Minimally invasive surgery continues to provide superior results in urology.  City of Hope | Pasadena’s Urology and Urologic Oncology program offers state-of-the-art treatment options including robotic-assisted surgery which provides patients the benefits of faster recovery, decreased blood loss and minimal discomfort. 

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomies also are performed for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer and advanced procedures used in treating kidney cancer and renal masses. 
 
Additional services offered also, include:
 
  • Prostate biopsies
  • Vasectomies
  • Cystoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Urodynamic studies
 
City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts for physician services rendered at City of Hope and in our community practice sites. Please note that although we strive to keep this information current, it is subject to change without notice. For questions related to your specific coverage at this site, please contact your insurance provider directly. You can find that phone number on your insurance card or in your benefits book.
 
   
If you wish to receive treatment at a City of Hope location or with a City of Hope physician but we do not currently contract with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here. Every medical situation - and every insurance plan - is different, and there is no guarantee that coverage can be secured. But it is reasonable to make this request, and to ask your insurance company to review the matter with City of Hope Medical Foundation directly.
 

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Top-level Cancer Treatment Closer to You
Vijay Trisal, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and medical director of City of Hope’s community practices, explains the importance of bringing top-level cancer treatment to local communities in and around the greater Los Angeles area. Watch »
With Cancer, Expertise Matters

 
Cancer patients need to have confidence in their treatment plans by exploring all possible options. Often that means they should get a second opinion. For these four patients, getting a second opinion from experts at City of Hope was life-saving.
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Our aggressive pursuit to discover better ways to help patients now – not years from now – places us among the leaders worldwide in the administration of clinical trials.
 


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