RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT LETTER
May 5, 2022.
To my patients:
West Coast Urology was established as the first minimally invasive urology practice in the United States. To this day, it remains the leader in innovative treatments in our Centers of Excellence, including Prostate Cancer, Benign Prostate Growth, Bladder Control for Women, No Needle/No Scalpel Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversals.
This June will mark 37 years that I have been in medical practice. During that time, I have been privileged to care for more than 22,000 patients. My wonderful staff has created a personalized, caring environment in our office and we are proud of the excellent reputation we have.
I have also been able to participate in the development of many leading technologies that are in common use today such as High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to treat prostate cancer and BPH.
So, it is with mixed emotions that I announce my upcoming retirement from medical practice at the end of June. While I continue to enjoy my work as a physician, my wife, Kim, and I are anxious to explore a life of new experiences in our new home in Florida. From travelling the world to community service to a wide range of physical activities, we plan to be very busy!
I leave my practice in the very capable and expert hands of the staff of West Coast Urology. Their 5 excellent urologists, Drs. Ernest Agatstein, Shahrad Aynehchi, Sepehr Nowfar, Pooya Banapour and Garen Abedi and many support staff have developed their own outstanding reputation over many years. As I write this, they are developing a new office space in the same office building I work in to provide a state-of-the-art facility that will offer the latest in urological care. I am happy to tell you that my staff of 8 will be carrying on the traditions of West Coast Urology as they all join the West Coast Urology team!
I thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in me and the honor of caring for you these many years.
I wish you good health!
Robert G Pugach, M.D.”Dr P”