Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

88 Patient Ratings
67 Patient Comments

Andrew W. Southwick, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

88 Patient Ratings
67 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7674
University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Andrew Southwick is a board certified urologist who practices general urology at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Puget Sound and attended medical school and residency at the University of Utah. He pursued a fellowship in general urology and laparoscopy at the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand. Currently his practice focuses on kidney stones, benign prostatic enlargement, laparoscopy and oncology. He is the Chief of Urology at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and has participated in overseas medical exchanges to Haiti, New Zealand, Mongolia, and Japan. He is a member of the American Urologic Association, Utah Urological Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor recreation with his family including skiing, fishing, biking and hiking. Dr. Southwick is accepting new patients.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Urology
Board Certification American Board of Urology

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

September 19, 2015

all my experiences with u of u urology have been excellent.

August 25, 2015

Dr Southwick is always very friendly and explains things as he does the examination. The nurse or medical assistant has always been very friendly and helpful, too. I would highly recommend them.

June 17, 2015

every body and everything at the U Hospital is just great. And the urology dept and Dr. Southwick and both the professional and administrative staff were all superlative

June 16, 2015

Friendly, and professional Dr. Southwick took the time and effort to explain everything I needed to know. Basically treated me as though I was his only patient of the day which made my day.

May 28, 2015

Doctor did not seem involved in the choice of antibiotics for my UTI. Turns out he would have used a different one. Very sloppy.

May 05, 2015

Dr.. Southwick is one of the best

April 17, 2015

I'd recommend both Dr. Brandt and Dr. Southwick. I'd just tell them Brandt is very busy. I also end up getting calls to change pre-set appointments with Brandt frequently. We have 6 preset appointments for Verapamil injections. About half have had to be changed to accomodate his schedule after being made.

April 13, 2015

She took whatever time was necessary to answer all my questions and not once did I feel rushed.

April 01, 2015

Robin Dale (PA) was extremely helpful. Dr. Southwick is not only a highly skilled surgeon, but his knowledge concerning urology is outstanding! I would highly recommend these two to any of my family and friends.

March 24, 2015

Andy Southwick is what all doctors should strive to be

March 18, 2015

I was impressed in the doctors, they gave to me all the information to my Illness.

March 13, 2015

I can't say enough about the level of care I received from Dr. Southwick and his staff. This was a major factor in my recovery.

January 13, 2015

Outstanding in every respect. They must be very busy but took time to listen to my concerns and questions and to reassure me. Very professional yet very human

December 26, 2014

Dr. Southwick is one of the best doctors I've ever had.

December 22, 2014

Doctor Southwick and his associates treated me with a great deal of respect, they paid attention to me, and they made me feel that I was their reason for coming to work that day. What else can I say.

December 03, 2014

I can't imagine any other doctor being better than Dr Southwick - understanding, patient and speaks to you on a level that is easy to comprehend.

October 28, 2014

Great people that are genuine and concerned.

October 28, 2014

I've seen many doctors in my day. Dr. Southwick is right up there at the top. His competence, sensitivity, and communication skills are exceptional.

October 20, 2014

They don't come any better than Dr. Southwick

October 18, 2014

on point, very considerate, not condescending nor overbearing.

October 15, 2014

saw the Dr. for 5 min.

October 10, 2014

A Great ! doctor.

September 24, 2014

did not get time to explore some of my concerns re: my bladder walls- strength, resiliency, etc.

July 31, 2014

Dr. Southwick is one of the best physicians I have ever dealt with

July 03, 2014

The experience was very helpful.

June 14, 2014


June 14, 2014

Dr. Southwick is worth the wait.

June 09, 2014

Dr Southwick has in every way been attentive to my needs and has the appearance of sincere concern in helping me make the best of my situation. The surgery he performed on me last January has greatly enhanced my quality of life. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

May 12, 2014

Dr. Southwick is outstanding in the field of Urology and prostate issues. He has been very helpful in the performing the Holep procedure and helping me get back my urninary control after the procedure.

May 12, 2014

all good experiences...

May 03, 2014

The most competent urologist I've met with!

April 14, 2014

Dr. Southwick is incredibly patient and caring. I feel I really can discuss issues with him and get answers to all my questions.

March 17, 2014

I felt that the Dr. took more time than he planned to answer my questions and concerns about my healing process. It was very helpful to me and I felt that I was a person to him and not a "widget".

March 08, 2014

Dr. Southwick and the PA's, nurses and others that I dealt with appeared to be totally involved in and concerned about my care. They seemed totally focused on me and my situation. Our meeting was a two-way dialog and not a lecture. I appreciated that. Very professional and very involved.

February 17, 2014

I need more experience with the staff in order to provide a higher rating

February 03, 2014

I've never had a more attentive or caring physician than Dr. Southwick.

January 19, 2014

I was anxious and stressed in anticipation of both visits-having to face a new medical team and the "unknown", On both occasions I felt a HUGE relief and an inner peace afterwards at the care I received and the genuiness of everyone. I have already recommended Dr Southwick and his team to a friend with a significant potential "problem". Unfortunately he was not available for some weeks but he does have an appointment with Dr Ensign and I feel confident he will be well taken care of.

December 30, 2013

Dr. Southwick was very thorough and professional in explaining my situation and appropriate treatment. I'm hoping for the best possible result.

November 04, 2013

Dr. Southwick is an amazing doctor, he makes it easy to understand everything about your condition.

October 28, 2013

I have great confidence in and respect for Dr. Southwick. I feel privileged to be his patient.

October 15, 2013

Just wish he had gone a bit slower, so i could more effectively absorb what he was telling me. But that's a minor point. I was impressed with him.

October 09, 2013

Dr. Southwick shows real interest and concern. He answers questions very thoroughly and will give a patient all the time the patient needs to understand.

October 08, 2013

An exceptional experience. Care provider was personable, caring, concerned and knowlegable. He gave me hope for the future. He was a "breath of fresh air" in an ongoing traumatic and worrying situation for me.

September 11, 2013

Dr Southwick, has been very good to me he has addressed my concern's , and I recevied very good care from him !

August 29, 2013

This care provider seemed very informed about the available procedures for my problems

August 28, 2013

The treatment and followup couldn't be better.

August 27, 2013

The DR. was willing to explain options, timeframes with no urgency or rush to operate if needed.

August 21, 2013

Dr. needs to keep updated information about surgical options on the Urology web site since there are so many options with both pluses and minuses.

July 02, 2013

Dr. Southwick was superb.

June 25, 2013

At this point (after just one visit) it's little early to make any substantial judgments or recommendations, but the caretaker seems knowledgeable.

June 25, 2013

I am sooooo impressed with Dr Southwick and the entire Urology staff. They are friendly and show genuine concern. He explains things in an easy-to-understand manner. And, when he arrives in the room, he is already knowledgeable about my situation and doesn't have to be brought up-to-date.

May 22, 2013

Dr. Southwick is outstanding...the fact that he works with and for veterans is especially important to me; it demonstrates that he cares "above and beyond" and also has exceptional insight and experience into veteran related health care issues. I trust Dr. Southwick implicitly...he is a fine doctor!

February 25, 2013

Dr. Southwick was outstanding! He went above and beyond in his thoroughness and concern. I have recommended him to a friend.

December 25, 2012

I answered with two individuals in mind, the Urology Resident who came into my exam room first, then the Urologist himself. As a new patient, and quite aware of cancer issues, I came to the appointment with some specific questions in mind. Although professional, I thought the Resident could have been a bit more accepting and affirming of my general urology questions. On the contrary, he seemed a bit amused, and I wasn't confident his answers were always spot on. This was not the case with the Urologist, who seemed competent and inviting of my inquiries. In summary: if patients are going to own their care, doctors (especially those in training) must invite questions.

November 20, 2012

Dr. Southwick honored our desire to try non-surgical methods.

November 02, 2012

All the staff always goes out of their way to meet our needs

October 23, 2012

Dr. Southwick is an extraordinary doctor he brings a caring but no nonsense expertise to his practice I am very confident in his care.

September 25, 2012

I've had this procedure several times and in comparison this doctor was magic. His care and technique were extraordinary. The biopsy was virtually painless after anesthesia.

September 18, 2012

Dr. Southwick's manner, approach and demeanor almost instantly engenders confidence and trust in his professional skills, knowledge and abilities. He not only provides full explanations of one's condition and the options for treatment, he also listens to the patient and honors the patient's self-knowledge and insights.

September 18, 2012

My family doctor made the first appointment for me, and I have been very, very pleased with her choice. Dr Southwick explains everything, and he is so easy to talk to. He treated me as an equal--not something I've always found with doctors.

August 27, 2012

does not rush thru meeting and spends toime explaining and addessing issues in spite of being "behind schedule."

July 10, 2012

I was able to meet Dr. Southwick and thank him myself for performing the surgery...I sincerely wanted to thank him! He answered all of my questions and allowed me to observe the procedure of taking "out" the stent! It was incredible! I was very gratefu

June 20, 2012

Dr. Southwick is fantastic. I havce already recommended him to others. He did a superb job solving my problem.

March 17, 2012

Excellent--couldn't ask for better.

March 17, 2012


March 17, 2012

I have recommended the urology clinic to others. Dr. Southwick is a doctor who knows exactly how to explain things to my understanding. My wife (who has been to nursing school) also agrees that he is as good as doctors come in his explanations.

January 21, 2012

Dr.Southwick is very professional and right to the point,and speaks in laymen terms.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Calculi

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Urology
Board Certification American Board of Urology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7674 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Andrew Southwick, M.D., is a board certified urologist practicing general urology at the University Hospital and Clinics on the clinical scholar track. He received a Bachelor of Science biology degree from The University of Puget Sound and his doctor of medicine degree from The University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his urology residency at the University of Utah and a general urology and laparoscopy fellowship at the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand. Currently his practice focuses on kidney stones, benign prostatic enlargement, laparoscopy, oncology, and he is the Chief of Urology at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. He has participated in overseas medical exchanges to Haiti, New Zealand, Mongolia, and most recently as a sponsored exchange scholar to Japan. He is a member of the American Urologic Association, Utah Urological Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society.

Dr. Southwick’s research and clinical interests include surgical management of bladder outlet obstruction, prostate cancer, renal cancer and kidney stone management. He has conducted a prospective, randomized trial comparing different energy sources for resection or vaporization of the prostate, and he was the principal investigator for the Salt Lake City VA’s participation in the Veteran’s Affairs Cooperative Studies Program #553 high risk prostate cancer trial. Future academic and clinical plans include adopting and studying new technologies for surgical management of benign prostatic enlargement with comparison to an existing database of patients, comparing complications and outcomes of open partial nephrectomy, investigating pre-procedural testing to reduce infectious complications following transrectal prostate biopsy and starting a robotic urologic surgery program at the Salt Lake City VA hospital.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Waikato Hospital
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Utah School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Puget Sound


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Lowrance, W, Southwick, A, Maschino, A, Sandhu, J (May 2013). Contemporary Practice Patterns of Endoscopic Surgical Management for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Among Urologists in the United States. J Urol, 189(5), 1811-6.
  2. ONeil, B, Southwick, A (2012). Three Cases of Penile Calciphylaxis: Diagnosis, Treatment Strategies, and the Role of Sodium Thiosulfate. Urology, 80(1), 5-8.

Case Report

  1. Gollop S, Southwick A, Meffan P (2005). Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy complicated by rupture of adrenal artery pseudoaneurysm. Urology, 65(5), 1001.
  2. Southwick A, Rigby O, Daily M, Noyes RD (2001). Malignant melanoma of the penis and sentinel lymph node biopsy. J Urol, 166(5), 1833.


  1. Southwick A, Willis H, Hamilton B (August 2011). Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Monopolar TURP, KTP Photovaporization and Bipolar TURP, Preliminary Results, [Abstract]. Western Section AUA Meeting, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.
  2. Bates C, Southwick A, Bishoff (May 2010). Are We Contributing to the Prescription Drug Abuse Problem? A Look at Post-Operative Pain Medication Prescribed Compared to that Actually Consumed in Urologic Practice, [Abstract]. AUA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California and Western Section AUA Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawaii, October 2010.
  3. Hardee M, Southwick A, Hamilton B (October 2010). Assessment of the Incidence of Fluoroquinilone Resistant Infections After Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy with Single dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis, [Abstract]. Western Section AUA Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawall.
  4. Bates c, Laciak R, Cano S, Southwick A (2009). Contemporary Incidence of fluoroquinolone Resistant Infections After Transrectal Prostate Biopsy, [Abstract]. AUA Western Section Meeting, Las Vegas NV.
  5. Willis H, Southwick A, Hamilton B (October 2009). Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Practice Patterns Among General Urologists Trained at the University of Utah, [Abstract]. AUA Western Section Meeting , Las Vegas, Nevada.


  1. Southwick A, Stephenson R (2001). Wide Excision RRP, Five Year Results Updated. Poster session presented at AUA National Meeting, Anaheim.

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