20911 Earl St #140, Torrance, CA 90503, USA


Dr. Timothy Lesser

Urologist

Torrance, CA


In-network insurances:

Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beech, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Consolidated Health Plans, First Choice, Guardian, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, HealthNet, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Blue Shield, Humana, Medicare, Memorial Hermann, Multiplan, POMCO, UniCare, Universal American

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Voro score

83% recommended

10 out of 12 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.8(12)

Approach

Dr. Lesser is a local product, born and raised in Manhattan Beach. He attended high school at Chadwick before graduating cum laude from Bowdoin College in Maine. He attended medical School at USC and completed his urology residency under the guidance of the legendary Dr. Jon Kaswick at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles. Dr. Lesser received his advanced robotic surgery training at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles, which boasts the highest single-robot surgical volume on the West Coast. Dr. Lesser's focus is on combining proven oncologic principles with more modern, minimally-invasive surgical techniques. He was trained during the transition from traditional open surgery to minimally-invasive surgery (laparoscopy and robotics) for the management of urologic cancers. The foundations of cancer management began with his early training with Dr. Donald Skinner at USC, where he learned the open approach to the surgical management of bladder cancer as well as the various forms of urinary diversion. Throughout his training, he learned to treat not only bladder cancer, but also prostate, kidney, and adrenal cancer using these principles translated to the laparoscopic and robotic arena. While continuing to perform open surgery - especially for invasive bladder cancer - Dr. Lesser has gained extensive experience in laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy, adrenalectomy, nephrectomy, and partial nephrectomy. More recently, Dr. Lesser has focused on nephron-sparing surgery (i.e. laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy) for renal masses, and is adept at all of the cutting edge surgical techniques required to result in excellent outcomes.

Biography

Certifications

Urology

Trainings

Kaiser Permanente (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically wait 15-30 minutes before being seen.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (12)
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AnonymousOct 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Super smart, accomplished, friendly, professional. Wait time was because he was delayed in surgery. I'm sure the guy in surgery appreciated it. Five stars.
AnonymousAug 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Good and Friendly
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Good job
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lesser is very professional and has a wonderful bedside manner. Great personality. I wouldn't trust anyone else treating my cancer from beginning to end. :)
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?very Good.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lesser was extremely helpful and professional. I hve seen multiple urologist, and he has been my favorite by far.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional, straight to the point and came up with other options. Would highly recommend him.
AnonymousSep 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent