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Biography

Biography

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.

Medical School
  • Saba University School of Medicine, Neatherlands-Antilles
Internship
  • Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
Residency
  • Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
Fellowship
  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Languages
  • English

Locations

Providence Medical Institute- San Pedro OBGYN
621 Butte Street
San Pedro, CA 90732
(310) 548-1422
(310) 548-7044

Specialties

Specialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (Board Certified)
  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Menopause
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pelvic/Vaginal Mesh Complication Management
  • Fistula
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana HMO
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • Little Company of Mary IPA - HCP

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.6 out of 5 (47 Ratings, 17 Comments)

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
100

04/12/2017
I am very happy with the care that I received from Dr Askari and his staff. I was referred to him by my primary care provider and will continue to use him as my OBGYN. He and his staff made me feel at ease during a difficult and scary time leading up to my surgery. I am very satisfied with the care that I received. [...]
100

04/10/2017
Dr. Askari is very sensitive to his patients, a great listener. I highly recommend him.
100

03/15/2017
Best doctor I've ever had. Dr. takes his time to hear you and understands you. I highly recommend the doctor to my family and friends. I wish all doctors were like him.
70

02/10/2017
A little disappointed that the doctor does not do his own ultrasounds.
100

01/12/2017
really like Dr. Askari! caring sincere and made me feel calm and confident!
100

12/28/2016
Dr.Reza Asakari was and is very sensitive to his patients needs and health issues.
100

11/23/2016
the dr. was down to earth and friendly.