History of Pacific Urology
Pacific Urology was formed in 1995 when six urologists in solo practice joined together to form a group practice.
"It had become obvious to us at the time that it was becoming impossible to remain in solo practice due to the changing healthcare environment," says Dr. Stephen Taylor, one of the founding physicians still with the practice. "By forming Pacific Urology, we would be able to obtain and maintain all the latest technological innovations, and by working together we would share our knowledge and experience, resulting in continuous quality improvements. This has translated into improved outcomes for our patients."
The group's original mission statement was to provide "university quality of care" in a private practice setting, right in the patients' community - in other words, to deliver urological treatments as good as those available in the leading university hospitals, eliminating the requirement of patients to travel to such a facility. In fact, the physicians at Pacific Urology began performing robotic surgery utilizing the da Vinci robot in 2002, long before the universities in the Bay Area.
Committed to advanced surgeries & technology
In the years since its inception, Pacific Urology has acquired the latest technology available in ultrasound, microwave therapy, TUNA (Prostiva TransUrethral Needle Ablation), and computerized charting, to name a few. These services are offered in the convenience of our offices.
Pacific Urology has grown from its original two offices in Walnut Creek and Concord to branch offices in Rossmoor, Brentwood, Antioch, San Ramon, and Livermore. As some of the original founding urologists retired, their partners have worked to replace them with bright, energetic urologists trained in some of the most acclaimed university hospitals: University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, University of Rochester New York, University California San Francisco and Ohio State University.
Today, access to the latest technology, expertise in advanced surgeries, and shared knowledge among the doctors are the reasons patients come to Pacific Urology from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, northern California and across the nation.
In January 2012, Pacific Urology joined practices with Diablo Valley Oncology / Hematology Medical Group
, forming Contra Costa County’s first private multi-specialty group of its kind.
Because urology and oncology are complementary specialties, the joined practices are now able to deliver an unprecedented level of continuity of care to patients requiring both specialty services. The new business structure allows doctors and nurses from different specialties to work unusually closely on these cases. Read more about Pacific Urology's evolution...