Ernest H. Agatstein, MD FACS is a founding member of West Coast Urology (Paletz Agatstein Urology Medical Group, Inc.). Dr. Agatstein is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles where he also received his medical degree and was admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed his surgical internship, general surgery training and urologic surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center.
Board-certified and board-recertified by the American Board of Urology, Dr. Agatstein is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urological Association. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine from 1987 to 2019. He is a former Chief of Staff at Centinela Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Agatstein has also served as Chief of Urology at Centinela Hospital and PIH Downey.
As a urological consultant to the Medical Board of California and a qualified medical examiner (QME) for the State of California Workers Compensation Program, Dr Agatstein has evaluated hundreds of firemen, policemen, and deputy sheriffs among other injured workers in complex medical-legal cases since 1987. Dr. Agatstein was named by Castle Connolly as one of Southern California’s top doctors.
Dr Agatstein’s specialized areas of expertise include the surgical management of urologic cancers, penile implants, female urology, urinary incontinence and neuro-urology. He has a special interest in treatment of overactive bladder with InterStim, a revolutionary neuromodulation treatment for overactive bladder. He is also involved in clinical trials in evaluating novel treatments for overactive and underactive conditions of the bladder.
In his spare time, Dr. Agatstein enjoys teaching Talmud, snow skiing, golf, playing with his many grandchildren and traveling with his wife.