Salinas Valley Urology Associates
1115 Los Palos Dr
Salinas, CA 93901 (Directions)
2.2 out of 5
Salinas Valley Urology Associates
1115 Los Palos Dr
Salinas, CA 93901 (Directions)

Reviews here and beyond

Rating and reviews
2.2 out of 5
19 ratings, 19 reviews
Dr. Apaydin is the Best!
December 22 , 2011
Seeing the negative reviews posted about Dr. Apaydin just has me baffled-I in no way shape or form have ever experienced any negativity from this doctor. He was extremely through and very caring. He answered all of my questions and was very kind. I highly recommend this doctor if you are having any urinary issues. Probably waited 15 minutes to enter his office but that seems pretty regular.
December 04 , 2020
Dr. Apaydin was the best urologist I had when I lived in Monterey. I had been to several urologists for multiple Kidney stones. It was Apaydin who finally solved the root cause so i would no longer get stones.
September 21 , 2015
Ive had 4 kidney stones now and each with a different Urologist. Im SOOOO glad I found Dr. Apaydin. He solved the root cause of the problem. Also both he and his staff were courteous, quick, and very helpful. Dr. Apaydin has purchased a lot of his own equipment not so he can make more money, but so he can better serve his patients, quicker, and at a lower cost. (He was able to treat me immediatly when my other urologist was waiting to share equipment). Dr. Apaydin actually sees doctering as being able to help people rather than just get them in and out and get paid. Im so impressed by Dr. Apaydin and his Staff! Thank you!
February 24 , 2012
I went in because of an elevated PSA count which could indicate prostate cancer. I got the initial check up and was told I would need a biopsy and that I would be called with the schedule. I waited 8 days and called the office. The scheduler said --I was going to call you.-- I red the poor reviews before I went to this doctors office and I went anyway. I agree with all the poor reviews now that I have had one office visit. Im not going back.
October 11 , 2012
I was referred from my primary Dr so i am still unsure on how my total experience will be, 1 thing is that there is a very long wait to see the DR
December 23 , 2011
You better have a list with you to talk fast, because he is out of there and on to the next person.
May 20 , 2014
Wait of almost an hour for a scheduled appointment. Partner retired a year ago but name still on the sign. Asked for urology sample and noticed several full sample bottles in the restroom with no sterile prcautions. Sample never examined or discussed. Brief new patient consultation with no exam. Recommended cystoscopy procedure. Which we declined. Other patients found references to Medical Board sanctions and Payment of 1 million + to settle Medicare false claims act allegations. Suggest care in using this provider
September 28 , 2022
Google Aytac Apaydin. He’s up to no good with the law! Beware... he will say and do anything to get you to get radiation treatment even after a prostatectomy he performs himself???
December 07 , 2019
A crook masquerading as a doctor
March 31 , 2012
I was recently seen at SVMH for a large kidney stone that needed urgent surgical care. Dr Apydin was the only Urologist on staff & I 100% refused to be seen by him. I would rather leave the hospital in agony & pain before being a pt of his. He has treated my husband, a co-worker & a family member in a span of 2years & everyone has had a negative experience. From multiple procedures, to extended (very) appointment wait times (over packed waiting room) & dates, (i.e. 3-5 weeks out). He zooms in & out of the exam room like you are an inconvenience & babbles on like YOU are supposed to know what is supposed to be the next step in your care. (Experience w/my spouse) I would never recommend this Dr. if my life depended on it. I was seen at another Urologist office.. kidney stone issue taken care of w/in one week. Unlike anyone I personally have talked to under Dr. Apydin’s care.
August 27 , 2019
He is always in a hurry and makes you feel rushed during your visit. Not to mention his staff is very RUDE and INSULTING! I would rather die than to go back to his office again.
March 25 , 2010
I would not recommend Dr Apaydin - my mother was only recommended bcz she was in the hospital & she was to follow up w/him. The hospital told her when she was released to show the next day - when getting there - their receptionist was undelightful & rude (wish i could remember her name - trust me you will know)she doesnt greet you or smiles. They said we didnt have an appointment - told the receptionist that the hospital called it in - when upon meeting with Dr Apaydin he was so busy that he rushed out of his office when I still had questions for my mother (she is 83 yrs old)I wasnt about to just hand over my mother to a doctor - who calls himself a patience at all - he was already standing up & walking toward his door. I couldnt believe it! Guess that was the end of our session - what was the point of a consultation. Dr Apaydin was not a caring doctor - no sympathy for the elderly - definetly would not recommend him.
June 14 , 2011
He has a DUI from 2019 and this from "Medical Board of California Licensing details for: A 46632 Name: APAYDIN, AYTAC HILMI License Type: Physician and Surgeon A Primary Status: License Renewed & Current Primary Status Definition Secondary Status: Public Reprimand ? Probation ? Limits On Practice ? Accusation and Petition to Revoke Probation Filed ? Misdemeanor ConvictionPrimary Status Definition Probation Summary: Dr. Apaydin made no admissions but was charged with unprofessional conduct, gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, incompetence, and failure to maintain adequate and accurate medical records in the care and treatment of four patients; and excessive prescribing to two patients. Acceptance of this stipulated settlement is not an admission of guilt. Effective 01/19/2018, revoked, stayed, placed on five years' probation until anticipated end date of 01/19/2023. Terms and conditions include, but are not limited to, completing an education course, a medical record keeping course, an ethics course, and a clinical competence assessment program; obtaining a practice monitor; submitting proof of notification of Decision and Accusation to required parties; prohibited from supervising physician assistants and advanced practice nurses; submitting quarterly declarations of compliance with all conditions of probation; complying with the Board's probation unit; prohibited from engaging in the practice of medicine in Dr. Apaydin's or patient's place of residence, unless the patient resides in a skilled nursing facility or other similar licensed facility; and paying costs associated with probation monitoring. School Name: University of Rochester School of Medicine Graduation Year: 1988 Address of Practice 1115 LOS PALOS DRIVE SALINAS CA 93901 MONTEREY county"
July 27 , 2021
I was referred to DR A by my PCP for Rx of prostate ca. He referred me to his radiation center without ever discusing that it was his and that there were other options. Afte talking with folks on the internet I found that surgery was a better option for me and my particular issues. He wouldnt even talk to me about surgery. What a crook
October 02 , 2012
He is in a hurry to finish with you and get you out!! Money is all that is on his mind and playing baseball with the youths somewhere..........He doesnt care to hear your problems and justs wants the next person to enter....a real peace of work!!
June 12 , 2015
"He has a DUI from 2019 and this from "Medical Board of California Licensing details for: A 46632 Name: APAYDIN, AYTAC HILMI License Type: Physician and Surgeon A Primary Status: License Renewed & Current Primary Status Definition Secondary Status: Public Reprimand ? Probation ? Limits On Practice ? Accusation and Petition to Revoke Probation Filed ? Misdemeanor ConvictionPrimary Status Definition Probation ..."
July 27 , 2021
Unnessary tests to pay for expensive diagnositc equipment
January 11 , 2012
I was refered to Dr Apaydin when I was diagnosed with kidney stones. After the initial visit with him I ended up with 5 different surgical procedures in 2 months!! The stones are still there I have regular pain! The Billing staff was awful and did not do as they stated with non provider ins. The head billing person reassured they would only take what the ins paid. Not true!!! I have a 50,000 bill that I will never be able to pay!!!! My credit is ruined!!! I will never go back!!!
May 29 , 2011

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Insurance Plans Accepted ( 43 )

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  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Anthem Advantage HMO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Anthem Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

About Aytac Apaydin

Education History
Medical School - University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry, 1988
35 years
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Board Certified

Practice Information

Salinas Valley Urology Associates
1115 Los Palos Dr
Salinas, CA 93901
Accepting New Patients
Monday 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Tuesday 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wednesday 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Thursday 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Friday 09:00 am - 05:00 pm