Reza Askari, M.D.

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
A native to the South Bay, Dr. Reza Askari went to the University of California Santa Barbara, and studied medicine at the Saba University before completing his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, a subway stop away from the old Yankees Stadium. During his four years in residency he developed a solid interest in minimally invasive surgery and spent his fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. He received his board certification in 2013. Dr Askari has always had a long standing interest in urological issues and pelvic floor disorders because his own father is a long time South Bay Urologist and he further developed in the field of pelvic floor disorders during his time in fellowship. He specializes in Urogynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Following his fellowship he practiced in Seattle is proud for developing and implementing the Robotic Surgical Program for Pacific Medical Centers, before returning to academic medicine and training Fellows in the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopist Fellowship located in Las Vegas, Nevada. He came to join Providence Health System in 2016. He is trained in Robotic, laparoscopic, and vaginal surgery, in the areas of pelvic organ prolapse, urination and fecal incontinence, and pelvic pain. He also treats patients with mesh complications, fistula repair and other pelvic floor disorders. Each person gets treated for their specific issue and a plan is optimized for their specific problem with conservative therapy being a first option for many individuals. Surgically, most if not all procedures are performed in a minimally invasive manner with Robotic surgery available to all surgical candidates. Dr Askari is devoted to providing the full range of advanced minimally invasive and Robotic and Urogynecologic surgical services. Lastly, besides being active in the medical community he is married and a devoted husband, is an avid dog lover and a proud owner of his Dachshund Oskar. He also loves to play tennis, and just being an average Southern Californian enjoying his time back home.
Education
Institution
Type
Saba University School Of Medicine, Neatherlands-Antilles
Medical School
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
Internship
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
Residency
SUNY At Buffalo School Of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Interests
  • Anal Fistula
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Genitourinary Reconstruction
  • Fibroid Removal
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Menopause
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Mesh Implant Complications
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (45 Ratings, 14 Comments)


90

02/25/2018
I absolutely love his office staff. they have gone above and beyond to help me with my insurance company time and time again. they are kind, courteous, and very helpful with any questions I have.
100

01/19/2018
Dr Askari and [...] his nurse give the best care possible i have no regrets in receiving care from them
100

01/15/2018
Dr. Reza Askari did an awesome job. He saved my life, it was an emergency surgery.
100

01/13/2018
The prior OB-GYN made you wait up to 45 minutes. I waited only 5 minutes with Dr. Askari.
100

11/08/2017
I just switched to this clinic and I am so very happy that I did! The doctor is very respectful and you can tell he cares about his patients, and the front staff is amazing, they are helpful, sweet, call back right away. I love this place.
90

10/26/2017
Dr. Askari has a great personality and can put someone at ease when talking about their health issues.
100

10/26/2017
It's like having coffee with your favorite uncle who's only a few years older than you but somehow way smarter than you are. Dr. Askari is so relaxed, friendly, and easy to talk to. Appointments are really balanced - half you giving information, half him giving information. He clearly has a lot of experience and was very familiar with everything I had to say, and his chosen treatment seems to be very effective so far. The only problem I have is that I have a sneaking suspicion that he already knows exactly what's wrong with me and exactly what medication I need (really not possible) but he lets me make the decision about what to actually take for it.
100

10/23/2017
Dr. Askari was amazing with all of my appointments
90

08/02/2017
Easy to talk to, very little waiting time, provided thorough explanations.
100

07/19/2017
I'm very impressed with this doctor
90

07/19/2017
This was my first time visit with Dr Askari and I found him to be very personable and put me at ease quickly. I appreciated the time he took with me because I'm recovering from breast cancer it's not easy for me of late to visit anymore doctors. I've had my share. He is a nice person.....
100

05/23/2017
[...] I came away feeling that at least I got excellent value from this experience and I thank you for that!
100

05/18/2017
THE BEST DOCTOR I'VE BEEN REFERRED TO I WISH ALL MY FAMILY WILL USE HIM WILL DEFINETLY TELL EVERYONE ABOUT DR. ASKARI AND HIS OFFICE
100

05/12/2017
very good
 
621 South Butte Street
San Pedro, CA 90732
(310) 548-7044
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro