Dr. Matthew L. Greenberger

Doctor (M.D.)

Location:
Santa Ana, California Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Urologist
Website: orangecountyurologi... External Link
Practice: Matthew L Greenberger, MD Associated Urologists of Orange County
Hospital: St. Joseph Hospital
Phone:714-639-1915
Med. School:University Of California, San Diego School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1994

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 16 reviews. Dr. Matthew L. Greenberger has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Urologist-related: urinary tract, prostate, bladder, erectile dysfunction, kidney stone disease, male infertility, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence
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19/03/14 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 3606591
15/11/13 5 5 5 5 Recently, while traveling for business, I was hit with a kidney stone. After spending six hours in the ER, and leaving with no resolution, I headed home knowing I had a great "urologist hunt" waiting for me. I emailed a friend and said "know anyone?" My friend gave me Dr. Greenberger and I contacted his office dreading the response of "sorry, he is booked until such and such a date." Although he WAS extremely busy I gave them the specifics of my situation, and travel schedule, and a few hours later I was getting off a plane and heading to his office. To say he went above and beyond to get results is an understatement. I've had other health issues for over four months and attempting to establish communication and a relationship with many of these other doctors has been a real challenge, so meeting and working with Dr. Greenberger has been a complete and total bright spot in an otherwise murky medical world. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Matthew" to "Matthew L." 
 
04/10/13 SYSTEM: City changed from "ORANGE" to "Santa Ana" 
RID: 2822445
29/08/13 3 5 5 5 I had a vasectomy done by Dr. Greenberger in early March 2013. The consultation went very well. He was in no rush and explained everything well and answered all my questions. The vasectomy itself was a breeze. There was minor discomfort when he did the right side, but apart from that there was no pain whatsoever. I rested as instructed the days afterwards, but there was zero discomfort or pain. NONE AT ALL. I healed very nicely. About a month and a half after that I had my post=vasectomy sperm count and it came up with ZERO sperm. Vasectomy was a perfect success. To ease my mind I had my regular physician order a 2nd sperm count and it also came up ZERO. Dr. Greenberger is awesome. If you are looking to get a vasectomy he's the Doctor you want. I waited for years to get this done because of the anxiety that come with it. After this experience I wish I had done it years ago. In this review I gave the staff a 3, which was generous. Dr. Greenberger was perfect, the office staff was not. 
Insurance: Anthem
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RID: 2596725
22/03/13 4 4 5 5 Dr. Greenberger is the BEST urologist in Orange County!!! I kept having kidney stones and he took the time to do testing to make sure all the small stones were gone so I can stop having such pain!!! He answered all my questions and yes his office is busy because he is SO GOOD! I have sent several friends to him for other things (one friend pees when she coughs) and he was able to help her too! And another friends husband had a vasectomy by him and said he was great too.  Respond
RID: 2496777
11/12/12 2 2 2 2 I have been to numerous doctors telling me that I have a high white blood cell count in my urine. I was sent to a "specialist" to have him check my urine. He told me there is nothing wrong with it. He was always in a rush and wouldnt take any time to talk with me. I have moved now and have different insurance and when I finally get to see a doctor again and he finds out there IS SOMETHING wrong, Dr Greenberger will be in a court battle. He is the ONLY doctor to ever tell me there is nothing wrong.  Respond
 
11/07/12 SYSTEM: City changed from "SANTA ANA" to "ORANGE", Med School changed from "Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093" to "University Of California, San Diego School Of Medicine" 
RID: 1507365
08/08/11 1 1 1 1 The office always had a huge wait--sometimes 2 hours. The awful part is,this MD waited for 2 months to finally do a prostate biopsy on my husband which revealed cancer, later surgery revealed STAGE 4 cancer. I try to convince myself every day that waiting to do the biopsy wouldn't have mattered. We forgave him for this, but then he was very insensative and angry with me when I called him to ask a simple question when my husband was screaming in pain. I needed 30 seconds of his time, and HE took five minutes telling me how busy he was and how awful his job was. I hung up the phone and said, "honey, we need a different urologist." After that, we went to a renowned urologist to try to save his life, and this doc said his PSA (although normal) had been too high for his age. I think Greenberger should have known that. My husband died at 53. I know docs make mistakes; they are only human, but he seemed arrogant and not to care about us. That I can't overlook. 
Insurance: Pacificare
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RID: 1477104
30/06/11 5 4 5 5 Dr. Greenberger is an answer to prayers. In November 2010 I had a hysterectomy in which my ureter was cut in error.After having 3 surgical procedures (which did not work) and being sent everywhere my medical group finally recommended Dr. Greenberger. He is so friendly,understanding and empathetic. His office staff was so helpful especially Lani (she is awesome!). He was always optimistic and assured me everything would turn out fine,this was refreshing since the doctor who previously treated me was negative and not reassuring (because of my weight). During my 6 month ordeal and having a nephrostomy tube placed in my back (which is very uncomfortable) I had my 4th surgical procedure on May 26,2011 and I have my life back. I can finally urinate like a normal person and the nephrostomy tube is gone which means no more having to take Vicodin for pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Greenberger to anyone! Thank you Dr. Greenberger!! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1438470
11/05/11 5 5 5 5 I am writing to you after being seen and treated for my painful experience with kidney stones. I had to write to you today because I am so absolutely impressed with the care you provided me!! Now having experienced being cared for by you and your office staff I can honestly say I am so happy that our patients are being seen by you under the St. Joe umbrella. I am so thankful for the compassion you bestowed upon me and my husband during my time of pain and discomfort. You saw me so quickly and once in your presence I felt so confident my nightmare would be over soon. You offered all the qualities in a physician that patients pray for; honesty, compassion, eagerness to help, knowledgeable, friendliness and dignity (as well as humor J). Thank you so much for obviously putting forth your best effort in my care. Not only have I bragged to all my co-workers about you, but I have also told my family that if they ever need a OUTSTANDING urologist to definitely see you.  Respond
RID: 1435084
07/05/11 1 1 1 1 In Brief:I went for a vesectomy n 2009;it was me and my GF in the counseltation.He told us that the procedure was going to take about 40 mn.My GF asked about all unknowns;Greenberger asssured her everything was gonna be okay,GF asked to be present,DR said okay.On the operation day the staff was rude, condesending and when questiond by my GF the receptionist went to the file area to the side and spoke to another lady in spanish thinkn my GF didnt know what she said which was"Dr decided not to let her in,so say no!" Post-Ops:my testis swelled like a fist.Went back,Dr said OMG and said "thats malpractice" n convined us not seek counsel cuz it'll go away,took 3weeks off of work to heal.2 yrs later still pain,a knot inside my sack"pain!"I went in today,staff evaided my questions and wanted me to pay for another counseltation,n tried to send me away.Staff needs respect.Dr has to be more reveling with potential complications.No reference,bad,pain! Why ME? =0( =0{ =0[ =0( Bcareful?  See Responses
RID: 1434249
06/05/11 3 3 1 1 Be carefull did not diagnosed me with prostate cancer had to change doctors to find out i have had cancer for several years. Don't trust your life to him!!!!  See Responses
 
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1059178
16/12/09 4 5 5 5 I have been a patient of Dr. Greenberger for a few years. I hate to say I enjoy going to the urologist, but I sorta enjoy seeing him. He does a good job with an uncomfortable specialty. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 993854
23/09/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Greenberger really helped me with a serious personal and private problem I had. His staff was courteous and made me feel very much at home in an otheriwse uncomfortable offce setting (a urologist). He evaluated me, operated on me, and fixed the problem. He is truly a skilled surgeon and has a great reputation at Hoag Hospital. I have recommended friends to see him and have gotten similar feedback from them. What a pleasant surprise and breath of fresh air in a sea of mediocre doctors.  Respond
RID: 803766
02/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Greenberger really seems to know the most up to date information. Hemade sure I understood everything. I needed surgery, and it went well. I would recommend him to anyone! 
Insurance: Anthem
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RID: 614400
15/06/08 5 5 5 5 I had a kidney stone and I wanted surgery immediately. Dr. Greenberger told me it might pass soon so I should wait a little loner. The stone passed the next day. I can't believe a surgeon would be so honest. He really impressed me that he wants to do the right thing for his patients! 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 595408
22/05/08 5 5 5 5 The person who posted the review stating that Dr. Greenberger seems to only care about his fee and that he withholds his experience seems a bit out of touch. I had a wonderful experience. Dr. Greenberger is not only very experienced, but he also puts patient care far above finances. That being said, no one works for free, as the previous poster doesn't seem to quite get.  Respond
RID: 595134
21/05/08 1 1 1 1 Dr. Greenberger seems only interested in his fee. He does not want too many questions asked, and is not very explicit with his answers. He seems to withhold information regarding his experience. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 595052
21/05/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Greenberger is a compassionate and caring doctor, as well as extremely knowledgable. I would recommend him to anyone, without reservation.  Respond