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Ali Alavi M.D.

Ali Alavi M.D.

(714) 879-2410
Primary Specialties
  • Urology
     (Board Certified)
  • Affiliations
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC)
    St. Jude Affiliated Physician
    Additional Languages Spoken
    Farsi, Spanish
    Primary Office
    1950 Sunnycrest Drive., Suite 3400
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Fax:
    (714) 879-5340

    Experience & Education

    Education
    Medical School
    University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

    Internship
    University of Miami - Miami, FL

    Residency
    University of Miami - Miami, FL
    Areas of Expertise
    Urology,,

    Physician Bio

    I chose the specialty of Urology because it allows me to help patients, both as a surgeon and as a doctor. New robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques are allowing me to create dramatic improvements in many patients' quality of life; yet equally rewarding is the chance to go beyond simply offering a surgical solution, and care for those patients over a lifetime.

    Many of my patients will never require the skills of a surgeon, yet I find tremendous satisfaction in getting to know them as people, developing a personal relationship, and helping them improve their health.

    I believe that excellent diagnostic skills are only part of what makes a good doctor. The second and perhaps even more important element is the willingness to care for a patient like they were your own family member, your mother, father, brother or sister.

    Before deciding to become a doctor, I graduated from Princeton with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. With that background, it is easy to understand my interest in new technologies, such as robotics, and the benefits it offers patients. Yet what I've learned as a doctor--and the reason I left engineering--is that nothing can replace the satisfaction of caring for and building relationships with people.

    Areas of Interest

    Nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy, Male and female incontinence including minimally invasive treatments, Impotence, Renal surgery, Minimally invasive treatment of enlarged prostate, Erectile dysfunction, Neurological diseases of the bladder, Interstitial cystitis