WD said: There aren't enough superlatives for me to describe the excellence of Dr. Paul and his staff

I have been a patient of Dr. Paul's for over 25 years. During this time, I have had not only routine checkups, but also intricate surgeries with complications. Dr. Paul has seen me safely through all of them.
Whether scheduling a semi-annual appointment, or working me in because of an emergency situation, Dr. Paul's staff is responsive, caring, and friendly.
Several years ago, I was rushed into the hospital going into shock. Not only did Dr. Paul come to the hospital to follow my care, but he also explained to my wife what was being done for me. He takes the Hippocratic oath to the highest level.
There aren't enough superlatives for me to describe the excellence of Dr. Paul and his staff.

GC said: His warm, friendly disposition and expertise were invaluable

I am a 73 years old prostate cancer survivor, thanks to Dr Matsunaga. His warm, friendly disposition and expertise were invaluable in instilling confidence during an extremely trying period. After five years I am fully recovered, in excellent health with no issues. PSA < 0.1. To anyone contemplating robotic surgery I unreservedly recommend Dr Matsunaga and his surgical staff and of course the amazing Da Vinci robotic machine. They literally saved my life.

RB said: I would highly recommend Dr. Lesser to any family, friend, or person who might have a prostate problem

As an African American man and having a family history of prostate cancer, I was always getting a checkup once a year since I turned 40. In June 2010 I went for my regular annual checkup, and my prostate was swollen. I was referred by my doctor to Dr. Timothy Lesser to confirm that I had prostate cancer. From the time I met Dr. Lesser to the present, he and his staff have been wonderful. They are very understanding, knowledgeable, answer all your questions, and I never felt rushed when having my appointments with Dr. Lesser. I would highly recommend Dr. Lesser to any family, friend, or person who might have a prostate problem.

SS said: Thank you so much Dr. Morrisroe for your surgical skill, and all the wonderful support you have given

I have nothing but praise for Dr. Shelby Morrisroe. If it had not been for her, I would not be feeling as healthy as I do now. I had been extremely ill for two and a half years, and none of my former physicians could find a reason. When I was referred to the South Bay Urology Group and Dr. Shelby Morrisroe by my new Primary Care Physician, Dr. Karen Oh, she immediately discovered the problem. Within two weeks I found myself in surgery. She was able to correct the problem, and today I am back at work and my life feeling great. Thank you so much Dr. Morrisroe for your surgical skill, and all the wonderful support you have given.

RR said: Dr. Paul explained my options... and drew diagrams that a novice like me could understand.

In 2004 I visited my PCP's office for my twice yearly blood labs and he noticed my PSA level had moved up a little less than half a point in just six months and was slightly over threshold measurements for a healthy prostate. After an ultrasound biopsy it was determined I had cancer cells in my prostate and I was referred to Dr. Paul.
Dr. Paul explained my options going forward and drew diagrams that a novice like me could understand. He referred me to radiation oncologist and after a long consultation with him I determined the best route to take would be a prostatectomy. Over Thanksgiving holiday Dr. Paul removed my prostate and after explained the operation clearly and how he had observed and acted upon any questionable margins beyond the prostate. Thanksgiving dinner in the hospital with my wife was a success for both the meal and the relief after the oncologist told me I was cancer free.

BG said: Truly a model for other doctors to follow

Dr. Matsunaga performed a circumcision on my 2.5 year old son when it turned out the initial circumcision done when he was born was not performed correctly. This was a tremendously nerve-wracking time for my wife and I and Dr. Matsunaga turned out to be the absolutely perfect doctor for both performing the procedure and keeping us upbeat. While so many doctors you encounter make you feel rushed and uneasy, Dr. Matsunaga spent the time assuaging our fears by keeping us informed and allowing his sunny disposition to shine through at all times. Truly a model for other doctors to follow!

GP said: I feel I owe him my life

I would like to convey a few words on the care I have received these past two years from Dr. Timothy Lesser. I feel I owe him my life for the decisions that were made regarding my welfare. His medical knowledge and compassion are deeply appreciated.

PP said I am thrilled with your care

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you, Dr. Morrisroe, for all your excellent care and personalized attention, I really appreciate it. It is so very rare to find a caring doctor who truly takes the time to explain things, let alone makes you feel heard. Please know that I am thrilled with your care and think you're just wonderful!

CW said: Whenever I needed information or help, they were there

Three years ago, in 2008 I was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer and, during a Cystoscopy, my bladder ruptured. The urologist treating me explained the need for a urostomy. He couldn't do it, but he knew someone who could: Dr. Joy G. Paul.
Dr. Paul and his staff at South Bay Urology stepped in and took over. The procedure was fully explained. Whenever I needed information or help, they were there. It was a difficult time; they made it much easier with their caring, confidence and professionalism.
It's been three years and I am leading a normal life. My thanks to all of them for being there, I am most grateful.

KI said: Dr. Matsunaga blends Hawaii's spirit of 'Aloha' with the highest standards of medical competence

Dr. Matsunaga blends Hawaii's beloved spirit of 'Aloha' with the highest standards of medical competence imposed on him by the regents of the profession. He has the bedside charm of a very young Don Ho, a sense of humor and the intelligence of television's Dr. Doogie Howser who achieved a perfect score on the SAT at age 6, completed high school in 9 weeks, graduated from Princeton at age 10 and finished medical school at 14. Put in the parlance of Hawaiian pidgin English, 'Da bugga akamai and get plenty aloha!!'

GM said: I would recommend him to any family member or friend

I would like to express my appreciation for the wonderful care I received from Dr. Lesser and his staff. My procedure which I had put off for 2 years went so well. Dr. Lesser made me feel comfortable and had exceptional bedside manners. My follow up visits were just as attentive and thorough. I would recommend him as a physician to any family member or friend.
Once again, thank you for your expertise and wonderful care!

DM said: I have never won the lottery but I feel as if I have. I highly recommend [Interstim] to anyone.

I began suffering mildly with an overactive bladder about 3 years ago. I was sent to the urology doctor and started a medication for my bladder... After going through every medication that was made, nothing seem to work. So I continued to wear pads and more pads, still wetting my clothes. I was beginning to get depressed. Co-workers saw me wet on many occasions, I quit going out to any events I was totally a basket case. I then was introduced to Dr. Morrisroe. We had a consultation and I went through a few tests and was introduced to the Interstim. I passed the trial and in one week I will get the Interstim permanently. I have never won the lottery but I feel as if I have. I highly recommend it to anyone, don't go as long as I did. You won't be disappointed.

GP said: The staff at South Bay Urology is professional, pleasant and efficient

I have been a patient of Dr Paul's since 1994. Elevated PSA levels suggested a biopsy which indeed did reveal prostate cancer. In 1996 Dr Paul performed a prostatectomy.
The results were outstanding. There was no incontinence and my sexual function returned to normal in short order. There has been no evidence of recurrence of the cancer.
Moreover, my overall experience under Dr. Paul's care has been great. The prostatectomy of 1996 was my first ever major surgery. I still recall the supportive confidence which Dr Paul radiated then; the intervening years have only enhanced my appreciation of Dr Paul's skills and expertise.
It is only fair to add that the staff at South Bay Urology is professional, pleasant and efficient.

JO said: We would highly recommend Dr. Matsunaga

When we look for a doctor, we look for one who is skilled, knowledgeable, friendly, and has a caring attitude. Dr Matsunaga is all that and more. He always has a smile on his face, never makes you feel that your time is up and have to leave (although he is always busy, he always has time for you) He thinks of your case and how he can make things better using the most current knowledge and technology. What is also important to us is that he remembers who you are even though you may not have been to see him for awhile. We would highly recommend Dr. Matsunaga if you are looking for an excellent urologist. We feel very safe in his care.

MN said: I was treated with respect and with loving care

My name is [MN] I had a very good experience with Dr. Timothy Lesser and his staff, I was treated with respect and with a loving care that I have not received from any other doctor that I have visited. I had a difficult operation and with the help of the lord, Dr. Lesser and his staff they did a great job in helping me to recover with my surgery. If you desire to be in Good hands like myself, please contact Dr. Lesser's office you will not be disappointed.

RX said: Her treatment is a Godsend

Dr. Morrisroe's gentle, caring attention has made me feel most welcome in the clinic. Her treatment for my mother in the past year is a Godsend, Thank you to all your staff for being here.

RS said: He listens to his patients and explains your condition in understandable terms

Dr. Paul is a very caring doctor. He listens to his patients and explains your condition in understandable terms. I hope he will continue in practice for many years.

RC said: He is one of the best doctors I have ever met

Dr. Matsunaga has been mine and my kids urologist for the last past 5 years. He is one of the best doctors I have ever met. His caring, detailed oriented, understanding, very knowledgeable, always available to answer all of my concerns. I am extremely happy with his services during surgery and offices visits and I would and have recommended him to anyone looking for a great urologist.

TK said: I couldn't have asked for a better doctor

Dr. Lesser was fantastic! He was very thorough and recommended a class that my family could attend to learn more about my diagnostics. He answered all my questions before and after my surgery and even called to follow-up after my surgery to check on me. Dr. Lesser even took really good care of my father for his own procedure. My family and I are very grateful for Dr. Lesser and I couldn't have asked for a better doctor. I highly recommend him!!

SO said: I feel so lucky to have come to you, and I really want people to know

My experience at Southbay Urology was great from the start. I needed a urologist that day and your receptionist who answered the phone was so kind and went out of her way to fit me in. The nurses were also so kind and calm and caring. I was nervous to see a new doctor and you [Dr. Morrisroe] were such a very caring doctor. You explained things very thoroughly to me as if I had been your patient for years. I was about to go away on a trip and was so nervous but you were there for me and made me feel secure to travel. I felt very bonded with you from our first appointment. I so much appreciated you, I feel so lucky to have come to you, and I really want people to know."

ET said: If I ever needed anything Dr. Paul was always there for me

I feel that Dr. Paul is a fabulous Doctor I have been going to him for many many years. He is just wonderful, everyone in the office is nice and cooperative, they always help me get my labs and prescriptions fast. I can get appointments in immediately for my treatment. If I ever needed anything Dr. Paul was always there for me. Dr. Paul also always kept everything professional, I am very pleased.

NT said: compassionate, caring, friendly and aims at solving problems together with patients

When one is able to find medical care that is compassionate, caring, friendly and aims at solving problems together with patients, one has found a treasure. This treasure is Dr. Garrett Matsunaga and his 'team' at the South Bay Urology Medical Group. Medical problems of a genito-urological nature can be daunting for a patient. Yet, he always seeks ways to solve the problem. Being able to leave an appointment feeling uplifted gives courage to patient and family. I have no reservations recommending Dr. Matsunaga.

PK said: Dr. Lesser: I would highly recommend your services to my family and friends

I am sending this letter to show my appreciation for the medical care you've provided for me. The advice, treatment and support you offered after my diagnosis with prostate cancer was professional and timely. Once again I would like to say thank you for the happiness you and the blessings of God have brought me. I would highly recommend your services to my family and friends.

PP said: I felt she genuinely cared about my quality of life

I had been referred to a south bay urologist by my family doctor after a bladder infection was not resolved after one round of antibiotics. This urologist was touted as the best in his field. He ordered two procedures which showed I had cysts and substantial scaring on my bladder. After 12 days on two Cipro following the procedures, I felt I was cured. After the 15th day he cut me down to one Cipro tab a day. Within three days, my symptoms came back with a vengeance. I saw the doctor again and advised him. He informed me I did not have an active infection and that it would take a long time (possibly a year) before my body stopped giving me symptoms of an infection because of the condition of my bladder. He told me to continue only taking one Cipro a day. I suffered for almost three months with lower abdominal pressure, intermittent burning and the constant urge to urinate. I was depressed as I felt would never feel normal again.
I decided to seek a second opinion [and made an appointment with Dr. Morrisroe]. I told Dr. Morrisroe I thought I still had an active infection. She sent my urine out, called me a few days later and advised I did in fact have an infection. She had her nurse give me an antibiotic injection and within 2 hours I felt symptom free. She did not tell me this one injection could cure an infection so I am sure the relief was in no way psychosomatic. I continued for a few weeks on an additional antibiotic to back it up. I have not had another infection since the last one, June 2011. I cannot imagine I would still be suffering if I had continued to see the doctor I was initially referred to. Dr. Morrisroe listened to me. She believed I may have still had an infection because of what I was telling her and was not hindered by the negative test strip in the office. She believed me and sent the urine out. Dr. Morrisroe spent a lot of time with me during each appointment and listened to my concerns. I felt she genuinely cared about my quality of life. I highly recommend her for anyone with bladder issues.

RR said: Always treated me as an important part of the team

In 2005 I noticed blood in my urine (gross hematuria) and Dr. Paul immediately determined that I had cancerous tumors growing inside my bladder. I started BCG vaccine treatments as it could be effective for patients with bladder cancer.
The BCG vaccine (sometimes combined with Intron-A) treatments, along with resections following each treatment series, could not stop the growth of the tumors inside my bladder. In February of 2011, Dr. Paul and Dr. Lesser performed a cystectomy. My wife was given very detailed instructions for my recovery care giving during my hospital stay and follow up office visits to Dr. Paul's practice.
All during these years of treatments, resections and surgeries Dr. Paul explained the why, what, and when I was experiencing in a very calming, understanding and professional manner and I was always very confident the approach we were taking was the proper one. Initially, the thought of conversing with a surgeon was daunting but that was quickly alleviated when I met with Dr. Paul. I found he expected me to come in prepared to address relevant issues to my health. He often drew pictures that would explain processes and procedures.
Over the months and years I also found that Dr. Paul's nursing and office staff always treated me as an important part of the team that was determined to do everything in their power to ensure all was being done to ensure my well being.

GT said: I feel very comfortable and confident being under your care

I am very fortunate to have chosen you as my urologist after discovering a rising PSA 2 years after having radiation treatment for prostate cancer. My oncologist recommended that I see a urologist back then and gave me your name. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer which you have been aggressively treating along with my prostate cancer with both showing very good results. I have not had any reccurrence of bladder cancer for approximately 18 months now and my PSA level is at 0.9. I would like to thank you for taking exceptionally good care of me and for being really pro-active with my cancer treatment and showing a great concern with my health issues. You are always very informative of my conditions, the type of treatments I'm receiving and with the results. I feel very comfortable and confident being under your care. I highly recommended you to my family and friends.

HB said: Outstanding, caring, competent and well trained

Dr Timothy Lesser has been my urologist for the past 2 years. I find him to be an outstanding, caring, competent and well trained physician and would highly recommend him to any patient needing expertise urologic care.

MO said: His calm, reassuring, friendly demeanor kept my spirits up

Dr. Matsunaga is a wonderful doctor because he listened to my concerns, thoroughly explained the test results and informed me, in plain English, what my options were. His calm, reassuring, friendly demeanor kept my spirits up. His exceptional skills and positive outlook were important factors in my quick recovery from prostate cancer surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Matsunaga to anyone in need of a urologist.

MR said: He takes time has a very professional manner

It was such a pleasure having Dr. Lesser as my surgeon! He did an excellent job on my surgery, and my recovery was quick. He takes time with a patient, has a very professional manner, and is a great diagnostician. He is very thorough with follow-up tests, and always calls back for important questions. Overall, I recommend Dr. Lesser as a surgeon!

BB said: His professionalism and caring were extremely comforting to me

Over two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had to have it removed. My surgeon was Dr Garrett S.Matsunaga. His professionalism and caring ways before and after surgery were extremely comforting to me. Before the surgery I researched Dr Matsunaga and found him to be extremely skilled in this type of operation. I'm thankful for the gift he has been given and would highly recommend him for anyone in need of this type of robotic surgery.

BW said: Dr. Lesser is awesome

Dr. Lesser is awesome, I appreciate the great job he did and I would refer him to anyone

JRA said: A wonderful and attentive doctor

Dr. Matsunaga is a wonderful and attentive doctor. After a visit to his office, I know my medical issue will be addressed and a solution will be recommended to help resolve my ailment. Also, his staff is great too!

BR and ER said: There are no words that can describe just how blessed we feel to have Dr. Lesser in our lives.

There are no words that can describe just how blessed we feel to have Dr. Lesser in our lives. Our lives were turned upside down with [BR's] diagnosis of an aggressive form of prostate cancer. We were thrown into this big scary world of the UNKNOWN! Shortly thereafter we met and talked with Dr. Lesser on what our next options were to be. As serious as this all was he was somehow able to put us at ease. We knew right then that he was "our angel" sent from heaven, and even though we had just met him, we felt that he was going to do everything possible for BR. It's been 2 years since BR's initial surgery, and he recently had corrective surgery in August with results that BR says are a "godsend". Our family has suffered tremedous losses in the past 5 years, A Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Brother-in-Law, and 2 Nieces, all have passed. And this past year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Whether Dr. Lesser knows it or not his positive approach to my husband's illness and treatment, has played a big part in my own recovery. We will forever feel indebted to this gifted man.