Richard E. Holevas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Diplomate-American Board of Urology

Urology and Related Surgery

A native Californian, Richard Holevas has been practicing medicine since 1994. He was board certified in urology in 1996, and in 1994, joined Orange Coast Urology based in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Holevas specializes in general urology and related surgical techniques concerning vasectomies, bladder and prostate cancer, as well as adult infertility.

Dr. Holevas received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 from La Sierra University in Riverside, California; in 1988, he received his medical degree from Loma Linda University. He interned in surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center between 1988 through 1990; and his residency was also at Loma Linda University Medical Center between 1990 through 1994.

During his accomplished career going back to the 1980s, Dr. Holevas has received extensive honors, awards and recognitions. Significant highlights include listings on two Dean's Lists during 1980 and 1984; two LLU President's Letter of Recognition in 1981 and 1984; the coveted Jeager Biology Award in 1984; and an Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society Honor in 1988. He received a 3rd Place award in 1992 from the American Urological Association; a 2nd Place Honor at the 1993 Annual Alumni Postgraduate Convention, Loma Linda University School of Medicine; an Honorable Mention at the 1993 Annual Los Angeles Urologic Society Resident's Research Forum; and also in 1993, and a 3rd Place Award at the Annual Meeting, Western Section American Urological Association.

Dr. Holevas graduated from Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove, California. He is a member of the American Urological Association, Western Section American Urological Association and American College of Surgeons. In addition, he has been active in a number of committees, including: American Medical Student Association, representative in 1986; Emergency Medical Care and San Bernardino Medical Society, member from 1992-1994; Chief Residents Council, LLU Medical Center, member from 1993-1994; has served as Vice Chairman of the Urology Department, at Hoag Memorial Hospital in 2002; and has been the Chairman of the Urology Department at Hoag Memorial Hospital since 2004.

A prolific writer, Dr. Holevas is published in medical journals in the AUA Update Series (Lesson 38); The Journal of Urology in 1993; Infections in Urology in 1994; and Tethered Cord Syndrome in 1996. In 1993, Holevas was an invited lecturer at the Italian Urodynamic Society annual Convention in Magenta, Italy. His medical papers have been presented to some of the nation's most prestigious medical groups, including: the Western Association of Transplant Surgeons, the American Urological Association, the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, the Annual Los Angeles Urologic Society Resident's Research Forum, Annual American Urological Association Meeting, and the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Annual Alumni Postgraduate Convention.

Dr. Holevas is married and has three children.
Medical Degree: 1989
Board Certified: 1996

GETTING TO KNOW DR. HOLEVAS BETTER:

Our practice here at Orange Coast Urology is different from other urology practices primarily based on our attention to detail. We offer our patients a great experience. With a highly qualified and experienced physician, a solid relationship with one of the finest west coast-based hospitals in the area through Hoag Hospital, and an attentive, responsive staff, we're the best practice in the area.

My interest in medicine grew out of a nagging curiosity about the human body and a strong sense of satisfaction derived from helping people - going back many years. For me, this includes my work in complex stone disease and specialized male fertility treatment. Through Hoag Hospital, we also offer bladder reconstruction following cancer surgery (known as Neo-bladder care that results in no external bag).

As a service-oriented practice, our combined level of expertise is comparable to any major facility in the country. Our robotics, fertility treatments and stone disease therapies are all available right here in Newport Beach.

My personal philosophy as a doctor is to approach my patients the same as I would treat myself or my own father. Because my patients are often experiencing extreme anxiety, they expect me to know all about their condition and carefully handle their surgery, treatments and help them recover fully. "Taking care of the problem" is how I approach each patient.

 

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