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Garrett S. Matsunaga, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Matsunaga completed his urologic surgical residency at the University of California, Irvine. He worked closely with internationally renowned urologists Dr. Ralph Clayman and Dr. Elspeth McDougall receiving specialized training in cutting-edge, minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic, and endourologic techniques.He earned several awards including the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons' Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award and Long Beach Veteran's Hospital's Outstanding Customer Service and Outstanding Resident Awards. Following residency, he remained on the faculty at UCI while completing a robotics fellowship with Dr. Thomas Ahlering. The primary emphasis of the fellowship was mastery of the robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. To date, he has performed over 500 robotic and laparoscopic radical prostatectomies. Other robotic surgeries performed include partial nephrectomy, cystectomy, pyeloplasty and sacroculpopexy. As an educator, he trained residents in minimally invasive techniques and has helped lead courses in laparoscopy and robotics. As a certified robotics proctor, he also instructs other community urologists in performing robotic prostatectomies.
University Of Texas, Health Science Center At San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Medical School
University Of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
University Of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
University Of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
Health Plans Accepted
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Galaxy PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred Health Systems PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Secure/UHC HMO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Urology, Urology
Clinical Interests
  • Kidney Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Prostate
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
South Bay Urology Medical Group
20911 Earl Street Suite 140
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 542-4652
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance