Dr. Garrett S. Matsunaga graduated with honors from Brown University and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Dr. Matsunaga completed his urologic surgical residency at the University of California, Irvine. He worked closely with internationally renowned urologists Dr. Ralph Clayman and Dr. Thomas Ahlering receiving specialized training in advanced, minimally-invasive laparoscopic, robotic, and endourologic techniques. He earned several awards including the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award and Long Beach Veteran’s Outstanding Customer Service and Outstanding Resident Awards. He has authored several book chapters on laparoscopy and robotic surgery as well as published in several peer-reviewed medical journals.
Constantly staying abreast of the latest advancements in urology, Dr. Matsunaga is proud to offer novel treatments for enlarged prostate (BPH), kidney stones, urologic cancers, and erectile dysfunction.
“My goal is to treat every one of my patients as ‘ohana, or family. We deal with many personal issues from sexual health to cancer, and I strive to provide the very best surgical and medical care with thoughtful explanation, compassion, and often a touch of humor.”
Dr. Matsunaga is Chief of Urology at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and has served on the Medical Executive Committees at both Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary, Torrance. He is board-certified and recently re-certified in 2017. In his past role as an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA, he was involved in training UCLA residents at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Matsunaga was born on Kaua’i and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He is an alumnus of ‘Iolani School, class of 1991. Before the birth of his three children he enjoyed golfing. His other interests include coaching his kids’ sports, “going beach”, eating, watching the LA Kings and traveling with his family.