Welcome to Our Practice

Alan Weinberg, MD FACS

Dr. WeinbergDr. Alan Weinberg graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in North Carolina in 1977. He graduated from the University of Virginia for medical school in 1981 and moved to California for his surgical residency training in Urology at the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in 1986, serving the final year as Chief Resident for the urology program at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Weinberg has been the recipient of multiple awards including “Top Doctors in America” between 2003 and 2008, “Physician of Excellence” from Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine award in 2005 and 2007, and "Top Doctors" in Orange Coast Magazine 2011. He was named in “Top Urologists in America” in 2007 and 2008.

Dr. Weinberg is a certified da Vinci robotic surgeon. He has published many research articles both in peer-review journals and textbooks, primarily in the field of continent urinary diversion. Currently, in addition to his busy private practice, he speaks nationally on the subject of controlling cost in the medical environment.


Michael Gazzaniga, MD FACS

Dr. GazzanigaDr. Michael Gazzaniga is a native Southern Californian. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical in Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1996, he returned to California and completed his residency in Urology at UC Irvine Medical Center. While on staff at UC Irvine he served as clinical instructor to residents.

Dr. Gazzaniga has been the recipient of the "Physician of Excellence" awarded by the Orange County Medical Association for 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014 in Orange Coast Magazine. He has published articles on topics which include laparoscopic surgery. He has served as Chief of Surgery and he is director of the Urologic Oncology division at St Jude Medical Center. He belongs to the Orange County Urological Society, OCMA and is a member of the AMA. He has volunteered multiple hours through the St Jude outreach program and Access OC which provides free surgical care to the uninsured.

Dr. Gazzaniga has done many lectures throughout Orange County and nationally on topics which include Robotic Surgery and neuromodulation of urological disorders. He has traveled throughout the United States as an instructor teaching other surgeons surgical techniques in neuormodulation (Interstim). Currently he is active in clinical trials for urologic oncology.

Recently he has also been assigned by Intuitive Surgical to proctor urologists throughout the United States the discipline of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy.

Eric Tygenhof, MD

Dr. TygenhofDr. Eric Tygenhof was born and raised in Orange County. He graduated from Stanford University in 2004 and from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 2009. There he was selected into the prestigious medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology, annually recognized as one of the nation's top training programs.

Trained by one of the world's most honored robotic surgeons, Dr. Tygenhof has a particular interest in robotic kidney-sparing surgery for kidney cancer, robotic prostate removal for cancer, and robotic techniques for benign urologic disease. In addition to minimally-invasive surgery, particularly da Vinci robotics, his training also emphasized urologic prosthetics and reconstruction, female urology, pediatric urology, urologic oncology, and stone disease.

Dr. Tygenhof is a member of the American Urologic Association, the Western Section American Urologic Association, the California Urological Association, the Endourological Society, and the Society of Robotic Surgery. His research in the field of urologic prosthetic surgery has been presented at numerous national meetings.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Most PPO insurances.  Please call with specific inquiries.
  • Medicare
  • St. Jude Heritage IPA / HMO