Sij Hemal, MD

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125 W Huntington Drive Building B - Suite B200 , Arcadia, CA 91007
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9500 Stockdale Hwy. Suite 202 , Bakersfield, CA 93311

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
About Sij Hemal, MD
Dr. Sij Hemal is an expert in all aspects of robotic urologic oncology and specializes in the management of malignancies of the prostate, adrenal gland, kidney, ureter, upper urinary tract and bladder, using both the multiport (Xi) and single port (SP) da Vinci robot platforms. He also treats benign urologic conditions, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), upper urinary tract reconstructive surgeries for ureteral strictures and UPJ obstruction using the robotic platform. Additionally, Dr. Hemal provides care for other common urologic complaints, such as elevated PSA, gross hematuria, hydronephrosis and renal mass.

Dr. Hemal specializes in surgical techniques, including robotic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial/radical nephrectomy, robotic cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion, robotic nephroureterectomy and robotic adrenalectomy for urologic malignancies. For benign urologic conditions, he performs robotic simple prostatectomies, robotic ureteral reconstruction and robotic pyeloplasty.

During his undergraduate education in biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, he received the James B. Angell Scholar Award for outstanding academic achievement. Dr. Hemal went on to do his residency training in urology at the No. 1 ranked training program in the country, the Cleveland Clinic. He then was selected through the American Urological Association (AUA) endourology match for the prestigious one-year robotic urologic oncology fellowship at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, under Dr. Inderbir Gill, a pioneer and internationally renowned leader in the field of urology. Dr. Hemal currently serves as an assistant professor of clinical urology at the Keck School.

Dr. Hemal’s research interests include pioneering new robotic urologic surgery techniques and clinical outcomes research in urologic oncology. While in residency at the Cleveland Clinic, he was deeply involved in helping develop single-port robotic surgery, which is performed through a single incision.

A frequent presenter at national and international urologic meetings, Dr. Hemal was awarded the Best Abstract Award at the AUA Plenary Session and, most recently, was awarded the 2023 American Urological Association’s Rising Star Award for the Best of Robotics Theater. Dr. Hemal has been featured on CNN, People Magazine and was also interviewed on the television show The Doctors for delivering a baby on an airplane, during an active medical emergency onboard a transatlantic flight.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, traveling and playing tennis and cricket.
"For me, every patient is unique and has their own story. I treat my patients as if they are family, with the utmost attention to detail, offering state-of-the-art multidisciplinary treatment approaches and following the latest evidence-based medicine and NCCN/AUA guidelines.

"I strongly believe in a shared decision-making process to empower my patients in their care."


  • Urology
Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare
  • Health Net
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • GEHA
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Brand New Day
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network

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