No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy: It was a very easy, stress-free process; very fast and pretty much painless...Dr. Bellman was emailing me personally a couple weeks after the procedure checking in on me and answered my questions quickly...I highly recommend Dr. Gary Bellman at the SoCal Urology Institute.
Dr. Bellman is a great, amazing at what's important, caring urologist. His incredible reviews are accurate and I couldn't be able to recommend any other doctor to see if you are seeking a professional. He's always been really patient (no pun intended), understanding, and helpful to me, even after I had to find another doctor (since I was seeing him "outside" my health insurance network, and we reached a point where I needed a small surgery), and although, it's been a couple months now, but I still wish he was my urologist. The whole office/staff provided an excellent and exceptional service. Highly recommended!
Woodland Hills, CA
Dr. Bellman is a knowledgeable doctor, skilled surgeon (I know this firsthand) and all around nice guy. His office staff is great and I highly recommend him if you are looking for a urologist in the area....or even if you're not in the area.
Been meaning to yelp this Doc for quite awhile. I've been going to him on and off for over 5 years now. As a proud father of quite a few kidney stones over the years, having a great urologist is key. And I'm sticking with this guy. His office staff is tremendous and compassionate and the Dr. exhibits the same solid qualities you want in a Dr. especially when you are doubled over in excruciating pain. He's a good and caring physician. (Having said that, I'm hoping any future visits are just social calls. Kidney stones are no fun.)
I had a no scalpel vasectomy done by Dr. Bellman. Prior to the procedure Dr. Bellman took the time to explain everything from A-Z (he made me laugh and talks to me not spoke at you). I never felt rushed. He sat me in his office and we talked about the procedure and he answered every question I had. For the first time I was not nervous being in a Doctors office.
The day of the procedure was as expected and explained by Dr. Bellman. He completed the procedure in about 15-20 min. I had almost no pain. I recommend bringing headphones to listen music during the procedure. The entire experience was outstanding. I was back to work in 24 hours (of course with no heavy lifting and being mindful of the procedure). His staff was also very professional and also took time to answer my questions (and I had a lot ). I definitely recommend Dr. Bellman for the no scalpel.
Dr. Bellman is an amazing doctor. My vasectomy consultation and procedure were quick and easy, and he and his staff are very nice and prompt. What sets Dr. Bellman apart from any other doctor I've been to is his follow-up check-ins. This doctor truly cares about his patients and their recovery - I couldn't be more pleased.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Dr. Bellman and his staff are amazing. It's obvious that the type of care you receive here starts at the top. Dr Bellman's staff are all extremely attentive to your needs, friendly, and work hard to make sure your treatment is the best. For me, they stayed through their lunch to make sure my urgent situation would be taken care of. They made all the appointments and found ways to make my treatment happen even when the schedule was already completely full at the surgical center and my own MD couldn't fit me in for pre-op. All the while concerned if I had eaten, they made me lunch!! Wow!! I couldn't have had a better experience nor a higher opinion of his staff. Then there is Dr Bellman himself. So nice, caring, gentle and patient. He will answer all your questions and take whatever time you need to explain everything. I received contact from him every day after my procedure asking me how I am doing and responding to my questions. He makes me feel comfortable. He was concerned about my pain level. He is an amazing doctor who genuinely cares about his patients. He makes you feel like your his friend or family. This may seem like an over-the-top review, but he truly deserves it. I highly recommend Dr Bellman!
Thousand Oaks, CA
I wrote a 5 star review for Dr. Bellman when I first started seeing him and I think it's time for an update. He's been my urologist for almost 3 years now. Dr. Bellman is the type of doctor I wish all doctors were like. When I go to my primary care, orthopedist, or dermatologist, I get decent treatment, but I always feel like just another patient. I feel like they're already thinking about seeing the next patient before they're done seeing me. I feel like their time to see me is limited and they're always in a hurry. Dr. Bellman on the other hand makes me feel like I'm his only patient every time I'm there. Any question I have, he takes time to thoroughly answer and explains all my options. He always seems to be in a good mood and takes a genuine interest in how my life is going. In between appointments, he has been very responsive by email when I have had a need. The ladies in his office, Asia, Hilda and Yuka are the best. They're always sweet, caring and helpful. I can't say enough good things. In the business I am in, I work with doctors every day, and it's clear to me that Dr. Bellman is one of the best in his field. Thanks for truly helping me to have a better life through your care Dr. Bellman. Keep up the great work!
If you're looking for a Urologist look no further, Dr. Bellman is your doctor! I Love Dr. Bellman and his staff! I have been seeing him over a year and he has truly made a difference in my health. I had visited 2 other doctors before Dr Bellman, and both did not really listen to my concerns nor offer solutions. On the contrary Dr. Bellman took the time to sit and listen and developed a game plan to help me feel the healthiest I have felt in years. He explained everything and helped me to understand how to move forward. In dealing with other doctors I felt rushed and couldn't get all of my concerns out fast enough for them to hear them. I think that has been the biggest difference in dealing with Dr Bellman, his genuine concern for my health and his ability to help me understand. He and his staff are courteous and friendly and they have a way of making you feel comfortable regardless of the situation. I appreciate how easy they are to work with and schedule appointments and how accommodating they have been. I can also echo the praises of other patients on how easy it is to communicate with Dr Bellman as I have corresponded with him multiple times via email and phone and he has always been courteous and giving of his time and advice. So if you need a great urologist visit with Dr Bellman, you'll be grateful you did.
Los Angeles, CA
I suffered with BPH for several years but it wasn't until 2014 that the inability to urinate properly finally had a serious consequence to my kidneys. I was the patient of another Urologist who inserted a catheter in July which as a result of his office practice sent me to the hospital to remove blood clots; even after the hospital stay he continued to be non-communicative, engage in sloppy office practices and who insisted that because of the size of my prostate would require open surgery or live with a catheter for the rest of my life. A second biopsy revealed that I did NOT have cancer but alternative surgeries were not available to me because of the size of the prostate. I learned about Dr. Bellman and Green Light Laser Surgery...I requested a consultation to confirm if I was a candidate for GLLS. Dr. Bellman said he could do the procedure but it may take 2 surgeries...indeed he was right. I had a 2 hour surgery in October and a 3 hour surgery in November and now 7 weeks after the catheter was removed I can now urinate almost like a race horse...and I am 68 years old. Dr. Bellman explained everything to me...he did an amazing surgery that by his admission was difficult because of my internal plumbing and the size of my prostrate (over 180 grams)...but for his skills I got my life back. Words alone cannot express how happy I am turning my life over to Dr. Bellman. And his staff is very professional particularly Aja his nurse...she is amazing, my experience could not have been any better.