Dr. Garo M. Tertzakian MD

Associated Urologists of Orange County

Dr. Garo M. Tertzakian is an experienced Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in Urology, certified by the State of California Division of Workers’ Compensation (QME  #118591).  He also performs Agreed Medical Evaluations (AME).  To directly refer Workers’ Compensation urology cases to Dr. Tertzakian, please call 714-480-0208 or email drtertzakianqme@hotmail.com.

Please call (714) 639-1915

Office Location:
1801 N. Broadway, Santa Ana California 92706

Areas of Expertise

Laparoscopic kidney surgery
Female urology (including surgical repair of urinary incontinence with slings including new MiniArc and Elevated procedures)
Urologic cancer surgery)
Kidney transplantation
RevoLix laser (thulium) prostate surgery
Greenlight PVP laser prostate surgery
Transeurethral Microwave Thermotherapy (TUMT)
No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy
Vasectomy Reversal

Education

Resident, Urology 1977-1980 University of California, Irvine
Resident, General Surgery 1975 – 1977 Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Doctor of Medicine 1975 American University of Beirut
Bachelors of Sciences 1971 American University of Beirut

Board Certifications, Fellowships, & Academic and Other Honors

American Board of Urology 1982
American College of Surgeons 1984
Honorary Doctorate of Medicine 2000 Yerevan State Medical University – Republic of Armenia
Honorary Professor of Surgery 2002 National Institute of Health – Republic of Armenia
Named Top Urologist in the 2003 Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors
AMS certified preceptor for Monarch(tm) subfascial hammock procedure
LASERSCOPE certified preceptor for Holmium laser prostatectomy
LUMENIS certified preceptor for Holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLAP)
Cryocare ICE Physician (International Centers of Excellence)

Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for Urology, certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation

Professional Memberships

Academy of Surgical Sciences of Armenia (Founding member)
American College of Surgeons
American Urological Association
American Medical Association
Armenian Association of Urology
California Medical Association
European Association of Urology
Orange County Medical Association
Société International d’Urologie

Hospital Staff Privileges

Saint Joseph Hospital, Orange
Western Medical Center, Santa Ana
La Veta Surgical Center

Professional Activities

Chief of Staff Chapman Medical Center 1997 – 2002
Director, Renal Transplantation ProgramWestern Medical Center, Santa Ana 1998 – present
Qualified Medical Examiner Division of Industrial Relations, California 1982 – 2002
Chairman, Division of Urology Western Medical Center, Santa Ana 1998 – 2002
Chairman, Division o Urology Irvine Medical Center 1998 – 2000
Vice Chief of Staff Chapman Medical Center 1991 – 1996
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Chapman Medical Center 1991 – 1993
President, Orange County Urological Society 1991 – 1992
Secretary – Treasurer, Orange County Urological Society 1989 – 1990
Chairman, Section of Urology St, Josephs Hospital 1988 – 1990
Chairman, Department of Urology Western Medical Center, Santa Ana 1986 – 1988
Visiting Professor of Urology Yerevan Post-Graduate Medical Institute, Armenia
1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003.

Government Required Disclosure of Education and Board Certification

Per California AB 583 (Hayashi)
HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER INFORMATION
1. Name and License…Garo M. Tertzakian MD
2. Highest level of academic degree…MD
3. Board certification (ABMS/MBC)…American Board of Urology