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Michael Safir is an experienced and accomplished urologist and urological surgeon practicing in the communities of Sherman Oaks and West Hills, CA. Dr. Safir attended Northwestern University, where he received his medical degree and completed his residency in urology. He then went on to complete his fellowship in neuro-urology and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his fellowship in trauma and reconstructive urology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Safir is board certified by the American Board of Urology and holds professional memberships in the American Urological Association, the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, the Los Angeles County Medical Society, and the California Urological Association. He is the author of the book Overcoming Urinary Incontinence—a woman’s guide to overcoming and understanding this urological condition.
Dr. Safir was previously an assistant professor of urology at New York Medical College. Dr. Safir is uncompromising in his dedication to the well-being of his patients. He gives each patient his focused attention, and he prides himself on delivering the best treatment available.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Safir is really incredible. In sensitive matters like this, bedside manner is almost as important as skill and experience. Dr. Safir has both. Sadly for his LA patients, but happily for Dr. Safir, he is moving his practice to San Francisco. If I ever have any issues, I will make the trip before trying to fine someone else.
I like his quiet manner and easy discussions about a sensitive issue. I wish him well in his new practice. He is exactly the type of physician for the new practice.
Very professional and well informed. Answered all my questions. Very thorough.
Very knowledgeable and professional.
He is the great doctor
Dr Safir always does his best!! I'm so excited every time I come in I know there is no wait and he sees me on time. He is very caring and very detailed. He tells you what the treatment would be right away!
It was a big relief and reassuring to get his opinion
Dr Safir was caring, attentive, informative and thorough with my situation.
Although the nurse performed the procedure, the doctor took the time to check on my Dad and talk with him about the process. The office was very good about giving us available times to follow up if needed.
It was a good experience. The staff and Dr. Safir were professional and efficient.
We arrived early for our appointment, but it was over an hour before we saw the doctor. Also, it was almost impossible to book the return appointment given the doctor's packed schedule.
Dr. Safir is the best - awesome! And the staff - Joey, Lida, Martha, and Cindy > you couldn't ask for better. Doctor Safir and staff are wonderful, wonderful, caring professionals.
Dr. Safir was great. He gave me hope.
Good visit, I always find him very professional and easy to talk with. He was late but understandable because of his surgery. His nurse is very nice and also very professional and pleasant.
Excellent staff. Very professional but highly personable doctor who listens and discusses test results until you fully understand what they mean. He has a deep knowledge of all health aspects. Suggests options for treatment and answers all your questions.
Best Dr and staff ive been to in a while
Excellent. Very professional medical staff
Dr Safir is excellent; would definitely recommend him to others.
This is a well run office (at least it appeared that way on my first visit). Staff is friendly and helpful. I arrived early and was actually seen BEFORE my scheduled appointment time! I don't think that's ever happened to me before. Dr. Safir is very personable and seems to be very knowledgeable. He asked good "probing" questions to help him diagnose my illness. The only negative I can think of (and this is really "nitpicking") is the tiny parking lot. But there is a valet on duty which makes this more manageable.
The front office everybody is very professional, the place is very clean and Dr Safir the best in the field I highly recommend to any body .
I was in a lot of pain due to a Kidney Stone. I was prescribed the proper medication to make my situation tolerable.
Dr. Safir is a fantastic doctor and I would highly recommend him and his Nurse. The office is very nice and the staff is wonderful.
entire staff super friendly, smiling and eager to help with your needs and make you feel comfortable and also very professional. Dr Safir and staff both apologized for longer wait time due to Dr being held up in surgery
very professional, caring doctor that takes time with patient to explain medical information. great staff.
He was knowledgable, honest and professional. I was on a cash basis and doctor safir asked prices before we went ahead of procedures.
Dr Safir, Took the time to review my current well being and status results from an procedural testing that recently was done. He discussed the outcome of those results and our probable next steps that were available to me for my situation. He also took time to explain what options we have as a starting point or if any reoccurring issues arise as well as prescribing medications to assist me currently and in the future for my comfort. Upon leaving my appointment I felt very comfortable knowing that he and his office would be available to assist me on short notice.
Dr. Safire is one of those rare physicians one finds these days - he is soft spoken, yet lets me knows what is going on. He never rushes me, and is willing to spend as much time as needed. Can't praise him enough.
Excellent service from both the front desk and My Doctor. I love the smile on their faces
Doctor and assistant were very professional... had good documentation from previous visit. Provide quick solution with samples for a month. Already working.... Even though the wait was longer than normal, I was out within an hour of my appointment.
A bit nervous of would be his recommended medicines.
Courteous, informative staff. Dr. Safir has been outstanding both at the hospital and in the office in a low octane manner. Very patient centric.
The waiting room is always standing room only. It appears the dr. overbooks patients. The dr. has no bedside manner, is very standoffish, not warm; and gets his info re the patient mixed up. He is not willing to discuss the situation and walks out with no follow up discussion . Therefore, I don't know what to do, although there is need for a follow up MRI which he did not address.
Excellent all the way around from the Dr. Safir all the way to his staff - Joey & Martha are just the best.
Dr. Safir' nurse is so very helpful and efficient! I was hesitant to continue with this Doctor once he moved offices but I'm glad I stayed . He retained his own staff of Martha and Joey and they are so understanding to my condition and courteous with my time. When I see Dr. Safir I feel he goes the extra steps to ensure I am understanding everything we discuss.
He is an incredible doctor who takes his time.
Very professional and very informative
Please see prior review. Excellent, informative and comforting as I usually panic in the face of any recommendated "procedure", including manicures. Really like this MD...
Wonderful office staff and Dr. Safir has always been a very caring physician.
Great staff, great doctor. Good listener, and very sensitive to my pain and discomfort. I feel like he's motivated to find a solution to my problem!
He is an amazingly thorough doctor. He is gentle and patient. Everybody in the office is incredibly professional. I arrived early, and they still took me immediately.
We had good communication & he recognized that i needed other medication to shrink my prostate.
I was extremely satisfied with my visit to Dr. Safir. I had an evening appointment at 5:30p, which was great because I avoided having to leave work during the middle of the day. Dr. Safir is very down to earth and personable, and has an excellent bedside manner. He was really engaged and appeared very invested in helping me. After a very thorough exam, Dr. Safir gave me a non-rushed and thorough explanation about my situation and was happy to answer a number of questions that I had. I highly recommend Dr. Safir!
Made me feel very comfortable about my procedure
Dr. Safir's office was quite comfortable. His staff was extremely friendly and professional. Dr. Safir was both professional and personable. I have found talking with him to be incredibly easy. He makes a doctor visit that I find difficult to believe would be 'comfortable' actually quite managable. I would highly recommend Dr. Safir to anyone that has a need to see a specialist of this nature.
I love Dr. Safir! He's the best! His staff is awesome too!
he is the most caring doctor I have,
Easy going . Made me feel very confident about my procedure
He's absolutely the best! Straight-shooter, good guy! Knowledgable and trustworthy. Everyone, office and staff, is super!!!! A+
Dr. Safir presents himself professionally, however, with a personality like a friend you can trust. Makes visiting a doctor pleasurable and a super staff that's helpful and down to earth friendly!
I am a new patient of Dr. Safir and he was recommended by my urologist in Chicago so he came recommended by someone I trust. I have a history of kidney stones and he himself has had one so he can relate!
Excellent. Very thorough and very professional. Office staff amazing as well.
Reassuring and to the point. My kind of doctor.
Dr. Safir is a very professional and knowledgeable in his field. It's always nice to see him once every 6 months.
I think he's an awesome doctor that takes the time to explain things to you and never is in a rush and really listens.
I highly recommend Dr. Safir and the incredibly pleasant staff at Skyline Urology. Anyone looking for a vasectomy physician who cares about the patient experience and quality of care should without a doubt consider this office - you will not be disappointed. My Wife looked all over before finding this Doctor! Afterward you will be able to look back and realize just how smooth this office was able to make what could have been a stressful and anxiety ridden procedure.
Very thorough and takes the time to explain your medical condition in terms that you can understand.
Hands down best doctor I've seen in a very long time. I'm looking forward to my next appointment with Dr Safir to further discuss my medical condition and treatment. RC
Excellent in every way
A very knowledgeable guy with a great attitude!
First time patient. Professional, knowledgeable, a little on the dry side, a but subdued but I'm not there looking for a buddy. He really seems to know his stuff and I feel good about him. Office staff were very professional had it together.
Very attentive. Comfortable.
Doctor Safir is a good guy. He takes care of his patients. Highly reccomended.
Dr Safir is very chill about doing the vasectomy. I didn't feel anything except the anesthesia and that was like a tiny pinch. He talked to me the whole time and it was done before I knew it.
Great Doctor, you never feel rushed, very calm and confident, explains everything to you. Had a procedure done 2 years ago and left me brand new. Highly recommend him.
I'm probably one of the biggest wusses when it comes to medical procedures, so I'm generally not excited to get an elective procedure but the wife and I decided it was time to get the ol' snip. My brother had previously used Dr Safir for his vasectomy and had nothing but good things to say. The "no needle-no scalpel" technique that Dr Safir uses is fantastic. Outside of the anaesthesia administration, which feels like a slap on the skin from a small rubber band, you feel NOTHING. I would recommend this doctor to anyone for a vasectomy.
It is always a pleasure to go to either of his office's.
I feel Dr Safir genuinely cares about people and they're medical needs. I Love this guy Thank you Dr Safir for all your help
Dr Safir is always considerate caring and efficient as well as successful in treatment! Wouldn't know what I would do without him!
The visit with the Doc was fine, he answered the questions and was a pro. The problem is that the biop was not back and the staff has never contacted me with the results. POOR STAFF WORK
Dr. Michael Safir, MD is a Wonderful physician. He is kind, intelligent, proficient and Excellent! We have been disappointed in other Urologists in the past and we're Very Happy to have found Dr. Safir!
Dr. Safir is the best and so are Joey and Martha. Totally terrific!!
He was very professional, personable and thorough, in that he answered all of my questions before even asking them! I highly recommend Dr. Safir for any urological issues that might occur.
Staff was polit and the appointment was fast. I would recommend stream lining the intake process. I filled out 4-5 forms and I had to write my name and the date on all of them and that seems repetitive.
I love the whole group
I don't know what I would do without Dr Safir, he's very professional and caring and passionate about what he does. He never gives up on my problems!
Dr. Safir is always a good listener & easy to converse with. I like his Converse tennies.
Excellent doctor will recommend to anyone
I love Dr. Safir, he saved my life and I absolutely have faith in his diagnosis of me. Thank you Dr. Safir Wava Ragains
Very sincere and caring Doctor. Willing to listen and he remembers past conversations.
I feel fortunate to have seen Dr. Safir. And yes, I would highly recommend Dr. Safir, and kudos to his friendly, professional staff.
Dr Safir goes above and beyond for all my concerns and needs!! He's very caring and passionate about what he does. I've been his patient since I was 19. I trust him with my life, without him I wouldn't feel better!
Did what he had to do with patient.
I'm very pleased with every aspect of Dr. Safir services a total professional !
He is an amazing doctor and is gray at what he does. He took care of me right away especially since he knew that I wanted to go back to school. I am currently attending a university and had to skip a semester because I have found out that I had testicualr cancer but Dr.Safir took care of me and called me right away before I could call him and took actions and within days the tumor was gone and had performed a perfect surgery. I was in good hands and was always checking up on me and provided me with the next steps to handle the situation. Overall amazing doctor.
Excellent. Dr. Safer is a great doctor and has excellent team.
Doctor Safir is both professional and personable--I have been a patient for several years and will continue to be. My only issue with the appointment was having to wait 45 minutes to see the doctor.
The staff were very helpful. Had a procedure done and had to wait a little longer in the waiting room after I was prepped than I would have liked, but otherwise very quick overall. Doctor is nice and explains what is happening.
He's great. Feel like I am talking to buddy not doctor.
Dr Safir is the best urologist I've ever seen.... I told him that we can't move out of the area, because I never want to switch doctors...
My appointment was professional and handled very well. Top Doc.
very professional and considerate
Upbeat @ my issue
Despite having complications with other patients, Dr. Safir took the time to keep me informed and moved me through the procedure as soon as things opened up. I came away with the sense that he was fully committed and thorough. I highly recommend him.
I Highly recommend this doctor. He made me feel very comfortable, as did his staff,actually the office staff is on the ball,it's like I've known them for years.I've had dealings with 2 other urologists Dr Safer is the best hands down!
Amazing caring doctor who explains everything fully and takes as much time as you need
Dr. Schaeffer is very very easy to talk to. He always makes me feel comfortable. I think this is a very important attribute in a position
Dr. Safir was very clear and precise in his explanation of my US test results and about the possible future course of action. I felt comfortable and at ease throughout the visit, and the environment was very professional.
Our meeting was fine, however, all we did was have a discussion about how I've been feeling. I can't help but feel that this could have been handled by phone, making it unnecessary for me to take time off from work.
Was going to call To see if dr. Safir thinks a stool softner would help my problem.
Words can't describe how great Dr. Safir and his staff are. You could never go wrong with this office. The best specislist bestspecislist that I've ever been too. I wish that all doctors were like Dr. Safir. ??
A-1 bedside manner. Staff always courteous and helpful. Facility spik and span
Dr. Safir was attentive and thorough in his explanations on the steps I will need take as a patient in order for him to properly diagnose my problem before jumping into any surgical procedures.
I think Dr Safir is top notch! He is very kind, polite and always answers my questions completely. I would recommend him to anyone.
I'd like to thank Dr. Safir, He was extremely professional, took care of every question I had, anything I described he understood and gave me an answer that was very helpful with my curiosity about my surgery.
Very professional and skilled. I would recommend him to anyone
Dr. Safir was, as usual, kind, friendly and reassuring. His assistant was the same. He makes me feel comfortable. 9/1/15
Dr. Safir & staff are superb. There is normally no wait; his staff & he apologized. He is caring, relaxed, doesn't rush with me as a patient, and answers all of my questions + was quick to have his staff work on an insurance matter associated with my treatment. He is worth driving a distance to see him.
Dr Safir (unlike some of my other Dr's) never makes me feel like he's rushing though my appt to get to the next patient. He always has time to answer all my questions and explains things so I can understand. Additionally, his office staff is really competent and helpful. I also really like his Rx prescriptions because you can actually read what's on the presciription. Lee
I appreciate the fact that he saw me as quickly as convenient. He's been my urologist for 6-10 years and has always treated me with understanding and good advice and professionalism.
He is thorough, he communicates clearly, and listens! Thanks to Dr. Safir I am now clear of kidney stones.