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.
Saba University School of Medicine, Neatherlands-Antilles
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro
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.
Dr. Askari is one of the best doctors that I've been to. His office staff is friendly and professional.Providence Patient
I feel really approved of him, he is very kind and considerate doctor, he is available for his patient whenever they need him. he also reviewed my medical background and follow my situation in each stages. I think that I was lucky to have such professional and affectionate doctor.Providence Patient
every appointment was/has been great.Providence Patient
Dr. Askari is an excellent doctor. He was able to explain the procedure I was to undergo fully. However, the scheduler at his office isn't very friendly. I felt disrespected when I asked questions regarding my future follow-up with the doctor. The reply was of a rude tone in the message left on my voice mail which I still have to this date. Other than this incident the rest of the staff is very welcoming.Providence Patient
Very professional care provider. I was pleased.Providence Patient
Very welcoming and friendly and non judgmental. Easy to talk to and informative!Providence Patient
Dr Askari is one of the best GynecologistsProvidence Patient
always goodProvidence Patient
I never have a problem coming to this provider's office. I'm always treated with care and they make me feel comfortable.Providence Patient
Dr.Askari it's very professional and respectful.I recommend this Dr.to my friends and family.Providence Patient
Dr Askari and staff are professional helpful and friendly.Providence Patient
It was a hi and bye visit every time. [...]Providence Patient
The last provider was very courteous and listened to me very carefully.Providence Patient
Always friendly and prompt service. No complaints.Providence Patient
great team with my primary doctor and my OBGYN.Providence Patient
Dr. Askari was so kind and made me feel very comfortable talking to him about my medical issues. He listened and explained things to me and made sure I understood him.Providence Patient
I went to two other Gynecologist and Urologist andthey could not diagnosed my problem. My primary physician referred me to Dr Reza Askari and within a matter of minutes he was able to tell me exactlywhat is going on. His bedside manner was excellent. He explained to me everything in great details that made it easier for me to understand.He is one of the best doctor I have seen.I highly recommend him.Providence Patient