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City of Hope | Pasadena

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City of Hope | Pasadena
630 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 220
Pasadena, CA 91105
 
Minimally invasive surgery continues to provide superior results in urology.  City of Hope | Pasadena’s Urology and Urologic Oncology program offers state-of-the-art treatment options including robotic-assisted surgery which provides patients the benefits of faster recovery, decreased blood loss and minimal discomfort. 

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomies also are performed for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer and advanced procedures used in treating kidney cancer and renal masses. 
 
Additional services offered also, include:
 
  • Prostate biopsies
  • Vasectomies
  • Cystoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Urodynamic studies

Physician Directory

Medical Insurance

At City of Hope Pasadena, we want to make sure you get the treatment and advice you need.

The following is a list of insurance companies and medical groups with which City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts. City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts for physician services rendered at City of Hope National Medical Center and in our community practice sites. Please note that although we strive to keep this information current, it is subject to change without notice. For questions related to your specific coverage at City of Hope Pasadena, please contact your insurance provider directly. You can find that phone number on your insurance card or in your benefits book.
 
If you wish to receive treatment at a City of Hope location or with a City of Hope physician but we do not currently contract with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here. Every medical situation - and every insurance plan - is different, and there is no guarantee that coverage can be secured. But it is reasonable to make this request, and to ask your insurance company to review the matter with City of Hope Medical Foundation directly. To learn more about insurance and financing, please  click here .
 
 
City of Hope Medical Foundation
 
Contracted Insurance Companies and Medical Groups
*Indicates insurance plans

Advantage Care IPA
*Aetna Healthcare BMT
*Aetna Healthcare HMO
*Aetna Healthcare PPO

Affiliated Health Funds PPO
Affiliated Doctors of Orange County
Affiliated Health Funds
All Care Medical Group
Allied Physicians IPA
Antelope Valley Medical Group
*Anthem Blue Cross EPO
*Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Applecare Medical Group
Axminster Medical Group, Inc.
Beaver Medical Group
*Beech Street PPO
Blue Distinction Center for Transplant BMT
*Blue Shield of California PPO
Bright Medical Associates
Bristol Park Medical Group
*Cigna Healthcare BMT
*Cigna Healthcare HMO
*Cigna Healthcare PPO

Coachella Valley Physicians of Prime Care
*Coventry Health PPO
*First Health Network PPO
HealthCare Partners
Healthsource Medical Group
*Health Net PPO
*Health Net EPO

Heritage Provider Network
Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
High Desert Medical Group
Hispanic Physicians IPA
Inland Empire Health Plan
*Interlink Health Services BMT
*Interlink Health Services PPO

Kaiser Permanente BMT
LA Care Health Plan
*LifeTrac Transplant Network BMT
Memorial Care Medical Group
Monarch Healthcare Medical Group
Multiplan
Nuestra Familia Medical Group
*PacifiCare of California BMT
*PacifiCare of California PPO

Pegasus Medical Group
Physician Associates of Greater San Gabriel Valley
Physicians Healthways IPA
PrimeCare Medical Group
PrimeCare of Chino
PrimeCare of Citrus Valley
PrimeCare of Corona
PrimeCare of  Hemet Valley
PrimeCare of  Inland Valley
PrimeCare of Moreno Valley
PrimeCare of Redlands
PrimeCare of Riverside
PrimeCare of San Bernardino
PrimeCare of Sun City
PrimeCare of Temecula
Private Health Care Systems
Prospect Medical Group
Protocol Tertiary Networks BMT
Protocol Tertiary Networks PPO
Riverside Medical Clinic
Sierra Medical Group
Southern California Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser)
St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
*Three Rivers Provider Network
*United HealthCare PPO
*United Resource Networks/Optum BMT
 
What makes City of Hope research different? Collaboration(w/VIDEO)

What makes City of Hope research different? Collaboration (w/VIDEO)

Regardless of their institution, all cancer researchers want one thing – to find a cure for cancer. But City of Hope researchers have some advantages in this quest. The advantages start with a culture...

May 8, 2014

 
This celebration (Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion) includesreflection

This celebration (Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion) includes reflection

At City of Hope’s upcoming Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion on Friday, May 9, hundreds of patients and the doctors and nurses who cared for them through their battles with cancer and...

May 7, 2014

 
From donor to recipient: Follow the blood (w/VIDEO)

From donor to recipient: Follow the blood (w/VIDEO)

Every day in the United States, an estimated 40,000 units of blood products are used to treat the injured and the ill. This includes City of Hope patients, who count on donated blood during surge...

May 6, 2014

 
For the 11th year, U.S.News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in the country.
Learn more about City of Hope's institutional distinctions, breakthrough innovations and collaborations.
Learn about the talented individuals who are leading City of Hope towards the next horizon of treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases.
Clinical Trials
Our aggressive pursuit to discover better ways to help patients now – not years from now – places us among the leaders worldwide in the administration of clinical trials.
 
For 100 years, we’ve been a global leader in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Hope powers our dream of curing diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. We need help from people like you. Become a Citizen of Hope, and join us in the fight to save lives all over the world.
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