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Dr. Wachs is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Barton Wachs received his medical degree from the University of California at Irvine. His residency training included general surgery, anesthesia, and urology training. His urology residency was completed at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Wachs also served as the Physician Leader for the Department of Urology at Long Beach Memorial, a Clinical Instructor at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, and a consulting Neuro-Urologist for Spinal Cord Services at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wachs is an active member of the Impotence Institute of America, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Los Angeles Urologic Association, and the Western Section of the American Urological Association. In his belief of providing patients with the education and support they in order need to deal with their condition Dr. Wachs is involved with many informational support groups. He works with the California Prostate Cancer Coalition, he is a Director of Us Too, Prostate Cancer Support Groups as well as the Long Beach Chapter of Impotence Anonymous. He was the recipient of the Physician Recognition Award presented by the American Medical Association, the Prostate Cancer Educator of the Year award presented by the America Federation of Urologic Diseases and the Humanitarian Award presented by Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Most recently, Dr. Wachs was named to Who's Who Among Physicians and was rated as a "Top Doctor" in Consumer Publication's 1999 Guide to 15,000 Top Rated Physicians in Metropolitan Areas.
Verified Patient Reviews
I waited over an hour past my appointment time before I was seen. Dr Wachs pulled out started reading his phone in the middle of my appointment while I was talking.
Staff was very nice and helpful. Office is clean. I did not wait long to be seen. Dr. Wachs was honest and knowledgeable. Good visit.
Knowledgeable, right to the point. Providing option with clear explanations. That was my initial visit. So far so good.
Very positive experience . Relaxed atmosphere .
Excellent staff. Very efficient. Dr Wachs was most helpful and reassuring. Reviewed my concerns and provided well thought out advice. Would highly recommend his service.
Very friendly, thoughtful doctor. He makes it a very comfortable environment while taking care of business in a quick manner. Definitely recommend this doctor!
Nice friendly office
I liked that my wait time was minimal, I liked how comfortable he made me feel, and overall how pleasant my visit was.
This is a great doctor.
Doctor was very nice and straight to the point. Not judgy. Office staff was just okay.
Really nice and professional.
He was thorough and made me feel
He was very professional and discussed my issues in great detail. I would highly recommend him.
I FELT VERY CONFIDENT - THE STAFF WAS EXCELLENT IN EXPLAINING WHAT'S TO BE DONE. THE DR. WENT INTO DETAIL TO EXPLAIN WHAT MY PROBLEM WAS. I THANK HIM VERY MUCH FOR BREAKING IT DOWN IN DETAIL OF WHAT MY SITUATION WAS. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.
Best doctor Inhave seen in my life. He is very friendly to me and he understand the patient problem very nicely. I would highly recommend him.
very informative and personable
Doc was late but professional
Appointment was pleasant. Happy with service.
45 minutes late, then he took a personal call during my consult...
Dr. Wachs was very personable and knowledgable. I was about to get a vasectomy in about 15 minutes with no pain. He went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and was conversing with me the whole time to help pass the time. I would strongly recommend Dr. Wachs to any man who is interested in getting a vasectomy.
Incompetent office. Incompetent nurse. Reflects on doctor. Would never take the chance to have treatment by him judging from my first and only visit.
Very professional and friendly.
Have only seen 2 Urologyst... This one I highly recomend. The Doc. its not on a rush to make money, he will answer all your question without you feeling pressure.
I am overall satisfied with my experience. The staff really shows concern. You can tell that they have good relationships with their long time patients. The doctor is very personable as well.
Great guy. Fast in and out and to the point.
Easy to talk to straight forward Good advice
Not the best bedside manner. Office was really busy, which I understand, but he could have took a breath and smiled before he walked in and not complain how busy he was. To be truthful, he was blatantly rude. But, he did diagnose my issue. Not that there was a follow up plan, but there was a diagnosis.
Dr. Wachs is Top Shelf, plain speaking and straight forward. He explained my condition in detail, allayed my fears and gave me a care plan. The office Staff were friendly and professional. I would recommend this Doctor without reservation. JM
I thought Dr. Wachs has a great bed side manner he is a very knowledgeable doctor and I felt at ease when I asked questions and understanding him was very easy as well, also the office staff is professional, knowledgeable and made this visit simple.
Dr. Wachs is an excellent specialist. He understood the variety of issues I have with the bladder, prostate and pelvic floor muscles. He took the information I had from a number of different doctors and came up with a clear and precise plan to treat the pain. His plan will save time and money. This was my first visit and I scheduled a follow-up a appointment.
DR Wachs Was very professional and helpful , Unlike the previous Doctor I scheduled with that was more concerned about getting paid ???
They were having computer problems and could not pull up my info but everyone was sorry and real nice.
Dr. Wachs was extremely professional as was his staff. It was a very good experience.
Satisfied with his diagnosis
First time took me more than an hour to get it, but everything else was great. I went to few doctors before they never knew what's wrong with me (difficulty urinating), Dr. Wachs performed one test and knew what's wrong. He wrote a report about for other doctors cause I told him I'm leaving the states in a week.
Very productive. Very knowledgable with great manner.
Always great and concerned about the whole patient not just his specialist area. Waited longer than normal but he is worth the wait.
I got in very quickly and he was as nice as he always is. Much better than my previous urologist.
Dr. Barton, was nice, professional, informative and knowledgeable. I was nervous going in but felt comfortable right away.
Excellent bedside manner, competent physician, courteous staff.
Dr. Wachs is caring, takes his time, and has a way of making the patient feel at ease.
THe best Urologist !
Clear analysis and clearly presented options. Busy man. Funny. Fast. Always listening?
Easy to talk to and understand
Dr. Wachs had an emergency surgery during my appointment yet he still managed to see me later on in the day.
Ask lot's of questions. He knows his stuff.