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Dr. Golden mad my vasectomy easy. I had lots of worry but it turned out to be no big deal- quick and easy. Nurse was great and recovery has been fast and virtually pain free. Glad I chose him and the method he uses.
November 30 , 2014
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer with another urologist but I did not feel like my questions were being answered so I looked for a second opinion. I found Dr. Golden and it was a completely different experience. Unlike the first doctor, Dr. Golden listened to my questions and answered each of them thoroughly. The initial consultation took about 45 mins, but I felt as though he would have taken as much time as was necessary to answer any questions I had. The surgery was completely successful and two years later I am cancer free with no side effects.
April 02 , 2012
Dr. Brian Golden is one of the very best Doctors I have ever seen. He has changed my life for the better in many ways. I was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer. My internal medicine doctor referred me to Dr. Golden. First I was given my first appointment date for 10 days out. I told Dr. Golden that if I do have cancer I really don’t want to wait 10 days to find out. His office called me back within 15 minutes and told me to show up tomorrow morning. After my cystoscopy he confirmed that I have a very large aggressive tumor and explained in detail how he was going to remove it. During the seven day wait for surgery I emailed the Doctor several times with questions and he returned the emails back within hours with the answers to my questions along with links to different medical journals where he arrived that the answers. When you have a life-threatening situation it is so important to these answers and get them timely. Removing tumors from the bladder wall is a delicate operation as the wall is very thin and if the doctors pierces the wall the cancer will move outside the bladder. If this happens I guess you better start getting things in order. However if you don’t cut deep enough the aggressive cancer will grow back and you start over. Fortunately Dr. Golden’s skilled hands removed the tumor. There where now ill side effect from this surgery at al. Three months later another cystoscopy showed that the tumor was gone and had not grown back. I have known friends that have had bladder cancer and they either were burned so bad from the chemo or it just didn’t work and the enviable happened. So as far as I am concerned Dr. golden gave me back my life and I will be able to see my Grandson become a young man. At the next follow-up Dr. Golden suggested a process that would take care of BPH , another condition I have had for years. Any man over the age of 50 knows what a problem an enlarged prostrate is. After another few week of several emails from me with questions, same as before they were all answered within hours with data to back up the answers. So Dr. Golden preformed the procedure and it was absolutely painless with now ill effects at all. Within three days I could urinate like I was 20 again. Bottom line is this man is my savior and I own him my life. I know that I could never re-pay him for what he has done so I decided post this letter so that others in this situation will know which doctor to trust.
December 28 , 2017
My procedure was the Urolift for enlarged prostate, and mine was very large, BPH. The consultation was very thorough and gave me complete confidence Dr. Golden could perform the surgery with great success. Result, was excellent and Im back to sleeping at night and not worried where the closest restroom is located. I asked myself , why did I wait so long. Take the step and get your life back in control, and you will be telling others the same thing.
March 18 , 2018
Dr. Brian Golden was very highly recommended by a prestigious internal medicine group in Las Vegas. Their recommendation noted that he was eminently qualified as an experienced, practicing urologist and surgeon, particularly in a procedure called the Da Vinci. Having undergone this procedure on 5 Aug op at the hands of Dr. Golden, I attest to the fact that he has more than earned such high esteem. From initial consult, through biopsy & diagnosis of prostate cancer to eventual surgical removal of my prostate, Dr. Golden was the consummate professional. He firmly & clearly communicated the facts to me, & was always considerate of my feelings. He thoroughly explained other options to me based on my type of cancer cell & provided other sources of information I could check including other oncologists. Dr. Golden placed the decision in my hands & waited for me to decide. I really appreciated that. Im recovering well & chances for complete recovery are great. Bless you, Dr. Golden.
September 01 , 2009
Dr. Golden has the best bedside manner I have ever experienced. He is genuinely concerned about his patients. He does not rush-through appointments. He is also very understanding of the fears one might have when medical problems arise. He also has a great sense of humor - something that is needed.His staff is courteous and friendly.We cannot say enough good things about our experience in being in his care.
September 16 , 2010
I have had kidney stone problems for decades and have had surgery in the past that had left a surgical scar on my right side almost from belly button to backbone. I have not had very good experiences with Urologists in the past, so that had made me quite anxious when the things started causing acute problems again. A friend recommended Dr. Golden since we had recently moved to Northwestern Arizona and no local physicians accepted my insurance. Dr. Golden takes the time to listen to his patients concerns, works with his patients and directly addresses all issues and leaves nothing out. I have found him to be very professional and very thorough. It took four trips to the hospital to rid me of those kidney stones, and I experienced none of the agony of the past. I highly recommend Dr. Golden to anyone with any urological problems. In this modern day and age where everyone is in so much of a rush, Dr. Golden is one who treats the patient, and not just the disease.
May 07 , 2010
Dr. Brian Golden is a fabulous surgeon! My husband was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2009. He was only 41, and in seemingly excellent health (he’s an ex-pro-volleyball player) when he started urinating blood. Dr. Golden was the specialist called in to care for my husband. After studying all x-rays and scans, he explained everything to us in detail…all pros and cons…all worst and best case scenarios. He was straight forward. He needed to perform surgery and remove the mass. I did extensive research on Dr. Golden to weigh our options, and was confident in my findings. Dr. Golden is a certified specialist, and an expert using the Da Vinci machine, which leaves the smallest scar possible, meaning less damage and a faster recovery time. The surgery went flawlessly! The whole kidney was removed, and my husband’s recovery was rapid. I would highly recommend Dr. Golden to anyone!
March 28 , 2010
Dr. Golden is very knowledgable about the latest techniques and has treated me successfully through two separate forms of cancer. He never makes you feel rushed, and instead of taking out the organs involved, he was able to save both. I highly recomnmend Dr. Golden.
May 19 , 2011
Highly recommended! I was diagnosed with prostate cancer with another urologist but I did not feel like my questions were being answered so I looked for a second opinion. I found Dr. Golden and it was a completely different experience. Unlike the first doctor, Dr. Golden listen to my questions and answered each of them thoroughly. The initial consultation took about 45 mins, but I felt as though he would have taken as much time as was necessary to answer any questions I had. The surgery was completely successful and two years later I am cancer free with no side effects.
April 01 , 2012
Dr. Golden is an excellent doctor. After dealing with poor medical in our town I drove 2 hours to find Dr. Golden and I am so happy I did. My husband was in trouble medically It took a couple of visits with Dr. Golden and now he is back to being himself, thanks to Dr. Golden.
August 29 , 2009
Dr. Golden is a great doctor. He and his staff are not only good at what they professionally but they have a great attitude and personality that keep you calm and cool during his procedures. I got a vasectomy done in his office and it went very smoothly. His personal website on the vasectomy procedure was very informative.
March 01 , 2017
When cancer was found in my right Kidney, I was very lucky to have Dr. Brian Golden for my surgeon in 2013. The diseased kidney was removed with the radical nephrectomy immediately. Now it is 2018, and at 72, I am enjoying a cancer free life. All of this was due to Dr. Goldens highest medical skill as a surgeon. Every day I am so thankful Dr. Golden saved my life. His manner is kind and empathetic, and he will always be my #1 hero. Fred Petrich
May 25 , 2018
Dr. Golden performed my vasectomy 4 days ago. The procedure itself took less than ten minutes and was pain free. His demeanor is down to earth, he was very personable and the procedure could not have gone better. I would recommend him for any man for this procedure. His staff was great with me, and my recovery has been excellent so far.
August 08 , 2016
I could not recommend a better doctor in regard to my initial visit all the way through my surgery. His office staff leave much to be desired in that the wait time during telephone calls is unacceptable and they do not return calls.
October 05 , 2010
I found Dr. Golden very knowledgeable in the latest techniques in Urology. I highly recommend Dr. Golden to anyone have a medical problem in urology.
April 09 , 2010
elevated PSA, prostate cancer. After reading about radiation and surgery, I opted for robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Golden, who had a great reputation as the expert in Las Vegas, was very upbeat about the chances of a good outcome. I was quite anxious about having surgery, but he made me comfortable with my decision. I was in the hospital just one night, had the catheter for one week. I had some urine leakage for 3 weeks. Since then (mid-2008), I havent had any problems. My sexual function is as good as it was prior to the surgery! It took about 3 months befor i even tried to see if it would work, and I was pleasantly surprised that it did! I was using Cialis before surgery and continue to use it occasionally with satisfactory results. To be frank, its not like Im 20 again, but thats life. Overall, my experience has been quite satisfactory, since my PSA has been undetectable for 2 years, I dont leak urine, and I can have sex. What more could a guy ask for?
April 26 , 2010
Dr. Golden treated my kidney stone, he explained exactly what he was going to do. One of the things I like about Dr. Golden is his great bedside manners, very friendly and easy to talk to. If anybody needs his services, I highly suggest Dr. Golden.
October 15 , 2009
I went to see Dr. Golden for a weird urination problem.As soon as I met him I could tell hes a realy nice guy.He spent alot of time with me and answered every single question I had.He is soft spoken and gives you a comforting feeling when he speaks to you.When it comes to taking care of the problem he was right all along.If all doctors were as goog and as nice as BRIAN GOLDEN the world would be a better place.thanx
April 23 , 2010
Dr. Brian Golden MD: This Dr is a wonderful urologist. I wish he was still in Las Vegas, and we are all the less for loosing him as a physician. His caring and knowledge has been wonderful and the fact he moved quickly to save my life has been much appreciated.I recommend him to anyone looking for a urologist in the area. Ive recommended him to my family in Sacramento and would not do that if I did not feel he was a competent and wonderful physician.
September 06 , 2011
I recently had a vesectomy through Dr. Golden. Like most men I had a lot of anxiety about the procedure and was very nervous. After the procudere with Dr. Golden I relalized I stressed all of those weeks for nothing. The procedure was extremely quick and painless. Doctor Golden provided a very relaxed atmosphere and the procedure was over before I knew it. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Golden.
December 06 , 2013
Dr. Golden was recommended by a friend after I had recently moved to Northwestern Arizona and no local physician accepted my insurance (tricare). I have had a long history of kidney stones with a lot of not so good experiences with urologists in the past. Dr. Golden directly addressed my concerns and took the time to explain the procedures to me. It took four visits to the hospital and I am now, for the first time in decades, without any kidney stones and I have not experienced any of the agony of the past. I highly recommend Dr. Golden to anyone who has any urological problems as he is a Doctor who treats the patient and not just the disease.
May 08 , 2010
Brian K. Golden, MD performed a Urolift procedure to address my increasing urgency and frequency that had become so stressful and interrupted my sleep several times per night. Dr. Golder did an exam and explained my options and expectations. He told me that based on what he saw that the Urolift may or may not provide satisfactory results and surely would not provide the excellent results that laser would. I chose the Urolift because I liked the lower risk of complications. After month results were not satisfactory so we scheduled laser surgery for 2 months later. After the second month, I was very happy and canceled the laser surgery. I am very happy with how Dr. Golden and his staff handled my case all the way through.
March 04 , 2020
This note is my thanks to Dr. Golden for saving most of my left kidney. I lost my right kidney to cancer in 2002. In 2009 my left kidney grew a tumor. I was scared I would be on dialysis machine for the rest of my life. I was referred to Dr. Brian Golden. My primary doctor said he was “EXCELLENT.” Dr. G showed me my CAT scan and the tumor. He described the da Vinci robot and showed me how much of my kidney could be saved. He had a very reassuring bedside manner, was confident (but not arrogant), and answered all my questions. He made me feel comfortable that I’d found the right surgeon for my terrifying situation. The surgery went great! MY KIDNEY WAS WORKING JUST AS WELL AFTER SURGERY. The incisions weren’t very painful and I was out of the hospital in just a day and a half. The pathology report said all the cancer was removed. IF YOU HAVE KIDNEY CANCER, GO SEE DR. GOLDEN. I’M EXTREMELY HAPPY AND THANKFUL THAT I DID. NO DIALYSIS FOR ME! Yeah!!
October 30 , 2009
Brian K. Golden, MD performed a Urolift procedure to address my increasing urgency and frequency that had become so stressful and interrupted my sleep several times per night. Dr. Golder did an exam and explained my options and expectations. He told me that based on what he saw that the Urolift may or may not provide satisfactory results and surely would not provide the excellent results that laser would. I chose the Urolift because I liked the lower risk of complications. After a month results were not satisfactory so we scheduled laser surgery for 2 months later. After the second month I was very happy and canceled the laser surgery. I am very happy with how Dr. Golden and his staff handled my case all the way through.
March 05 , 2020
This note is my thanks to Dr. Golden for saving most of my left kidney.My story is a little unusual, since I had already lost my right kidney to cancer in 2002. That whole kidney was removed in a traditional operation through a long shark bite that was awfully painful and took several months to recover from. Recently my doctor found a new tumor in my left kidney (the only one I have left!). I was scared I would need this kidney removed, then be hooked up to a dialysis machine for the rest of my life. The urologist who took out my right kidney years ago recommended Dr. Brian Golden. My primary doctor rated Dr. Golden as EXCELLENT which of course influenced my decision, but the deciding moments were when I actually met and discussed my case with Dr. G. He showed me my CAT scan and the tumor. He described the operation using the da Vinci robot (robotic partial nephrectomy) and showed me how much of my kidney could be saved. He had a very reassuring bedside manner, was confident (but not arrogant), and answered all my questions. He made me feel comfortable that Id found the right surgeon for my terrifying situation. The surgery went great! MY KIDNEY WAS WORKING JUST AS WELL AFTER SURGERY as beforehand. The few little incisions werent very painful and I was out of the hospital in just a day and a half. When I saw Dr. Golden after surgery, he said the pathology report said all the cancer was removed. My primary care doctor was absolutely amazed at my speedy recovery and the difference in my incisions for the right and left kidney operations! IF YOU HAVE KIDNEY CANCER, GO SEE DR. GOLDEN. IM EXTREMELY HAPPY AND THANKFUL THAT I DID. NO DIALYSIS FOR ME! Yeah!!
October 31 , 2009
I am writing this testimonial because I feel strongly about the care that I received from Dr. Golden. Being diagnosed with cancer is an extremely scary and emotional time, for both me and my family. The care, treatment and eventual outcome of the cancer has the ability to consume your every waking thought. Dr. Golden, from the initial consult, was professional, warm, caring and in touch with the mental anguish that I was obsessing about. He treated me and my wife with respect and consideration while helping us through this challenging time in our lives. It goes without saying that he is an extremely skilled surgeon; I exceeded all of the standard milestones of recovery and much to Dr. Golden’s dismay and eventual reprimand, even played softball two weeks after leaving the hospital. I can only express my deepest appreciation for all that he did for me and whole heartedly would recommend him to family and friends alike
July 07 , 2010
Extremely knowledgeable. Caring, good sense of humor, easy to talk to. Had what could have been a painful procedure, he said I wouldnt feel a thing after local kicked in and I didnt. Highly recommend him. Cares about his patients.
August 27 , 2009
Im a 54 year old male with BPH Dr. Golden and staff did a great job. He took his time and explained the procedure of the Green Light Laser. I was in and out of surgery and home within four hours urinating like a young man. Some soreness some blood clotting but no major pain. Thanks Doc.
December 08 , 2010
Dr Golden is a great Dr. and wish he hadnt left Las Vegas,Nevada. Now i must find a new favorite doctor. He has been my doctor since 2008 when i found out i had cancer of the kidney. he has treated me as if i was his only patient and looked after me while i was in the hospital with a set back from my operation. i have seen him on several follow-up appointments and will truly miss him.
July 20 , 2011
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Golden as my physician. He performed robotic surgery on me in May 2009 for kidney cancer & has provided the followup. My recovery has been amazing. Im in my 60s & went home four days after surgery. No complications. Dr. Golden has been available & attentive with answering my questions. I highly recommend him. He also showed the same care & concern for my family while I was hospitalized that he showed for me.
June 01 , 2010
Doctor seems often rushed.
February 02 , 2016
I had severe abdominal pains recently and ended up in the Hospital, Brian Golden was my doctor. I was amazed to discover that he goes above and beyond basic care.He listened and worked with me in choosing a treatment plan.He explained my options, told me what he would recommend in my case and answered my questions in easy to understand terms.I trusted him immediately.After discussing the procedure, we decided to take the least invasive plan.Dr. Golden threaded a laser up to my kidney and chipped away at the huge kidney stone.EVERYONE involved came in to talk to me.hen it was time for my surgery, I felt the respect and compassion. While I was waking up, I could hear the nurse talking to me.Over the last few weeks, I have had a stent from kidney to my bladder. It has only caused minor discomfort, but is necessary until the lithotripsy to shatter the rest of the stone. I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Golden and highly recommend him.The office staff is 100% rude and offensive.
December 19 , 2010
This doctor caused my husband to lose one kidney and put the other at Rick by doing a surgery He was unable to do. He left him on the table for hours while he called another doctor to help him with the hopeless surgery. After this and other issues with other patients he skips town. Other doctors who saw what damage he had done they were shocked. He had to have a piece of his colon removed to make a new bladder and uritor, in the meantime, waiting for the new docter, he had to have a tube from the kidney because of the irreparable damage that was done. See him at your own risk!
April 03 , 2016
Dr. Golden is obviously a very skilled and knowledgeable urologist but I find him very condescending towards me. He dismisses what I say as having no merit and has treated me like I am a fool for not immediately consenting to invasive surgery. Maybe he just isnt good with old ladies on Medi Care with stong opinions. I am sure if you have good private insurance and an interesting urological condition he will be the one for you. As for me, Im outta here!!
October 16 , 2014
Hope this rate can help others. I am a new patient to this doctor.
December 06 , 2014
He is a very knowledgeable physician/surgeon. However, he is extremely unprofessional, never on time, rude, has an attitude, and has absolutely no bedside manner. If you can overlook his attitude and unprofessional manner, he is certainly an acceptable physician. As for me, I hope never to grace his office again.
May 26 , 2009
I spoke to Dr. Golden one time and he was knowledgable. His staff and office on the other hand was horrible. I know I have Medicare but I pay my taxes, bills and support two kids on my own. I have had a kidney stone for 4 months that has been killing me. Because of the offices lack of communication and flow up I still have not had any help. I call and leave messages and they call back weeks later or only after the hospital calls them to follow up. I have missed two potential surgery dates because of there office. Even dr golden apologized for the Mishap and wanted to assure me the office will set me up right away...his office (Laur@) did not. After the first stint that was put in came out and went into my bladder and replaced and 4 months later the hospital calls me to tell me that my surgery was a few days away, I told them I had no idea and havnt heard from dr folders office in a couple weeks. The hospital told me they would have to cancel my procedure for the third time. Horrible
October 15 , 2013
Your office manager has an attitude for some reason and wont even schedule an appointment even though I have whatever cash it would take for the visit and any surgeries that may need to be done. I guess no insurance no service cash, is no good.
January 31 , 2011
Arrogant, self-important, condescending
December 03 , 2016
Typical male with a quick tongue and good at put downs and squelching any questions or discussions. Has strong opinions (many outside of traditional medicine and speculative)! He may be better with men, but did not have any answers for me (a woman). Does not seem very experienced.
February 18 , 2012
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About Brian Kenneth Golden
Medical School - University Of California, San Francisco School Of Medicine, 2000
Sutter Valley Medical Foundation
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA 95816
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA 95816
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