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Dr. Maxwell Meng is a surgeon specializing in urologic cancers and laparoscopy. His interests in patient care include diagnosing and managing cancers of the genital and urinary organs, as well as minimally invasive treatments of both benign and malignant diseases. He is experienced in robotic surgery.

Meng is active in research to develop new treatment technologies.

Meng earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed general surgery and urology training at UCSF, where he also completed fellowships in urologic oncology and minimally invasive surgery.

  • Education

    John Hopkins University, 1995

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Urology Dept., Urology, 2002

  • Board Certifications

    Urology, American Board of Urology

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    347 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Communicated CT test findings their meanings and options to address the issue very clearly.
    Nov 26, 2023
    All good experience
    Nov 12, 2023
    Nov 10, 2023
    Succinct informative good listener knowledgeable confident
    Nov 01, 2023
    His mannerisms were very professional as well as caring
    Oct 29, 2023
    Professional pleasant and extremely attentive. Dr. Meng relieved me from some unnecessary stress.
    Oct 28, 2023
    Dr. Meng is nationally known. Although I was very satified with my ex-haelth plan (the physicians are excellent) I decided to have my nephrectomy pperformed by Dr. Meng.
    Oct 28, 2023
    I am amazed at his time generosity and focus on my case given the volume of work he does and the long spaces between appointments.
    Oct 27, 2023
    Dr. Meng always listens and has keen insights ... Plus his technique with the cystoscope is very good!
    Oct 27, 2023
    I feel lucky to have Maxwell Meng as my doctor
    Oct 27, 2023
    Seven years 3-4 visits every year have never had a bad experience. Love this unit
    Sep 30, 2023
    Dr. Meng is AWESOME! All of the staff and nurses are AMAZING and so helpful in helping me to fix a problem caused to me by my previous doctor. Thank you for making me feel safe protected and cared for and for helping me to stay healthy and alive. Thank you thank you thank you sincerely!
    Sep 29, 2023
    Dr. Meng was thorough and friendly.
    Sep 29, 2023
    Outstanding in every regard. Dr. Meng is an exceptional physician who inspires absolute confidence.
    Sep 18, 2023
    Great visit started early clear explanation of next steps.
    Sep 12, 2023
    Very good.
    Sep 11, 2023
    Very good
    Sep 02, 2023
    I have been patient of Dr Meng for two years now.He is a very knowledgeable physician and has excellent judgment for surgery requirements.
    Aug 25, 2023
    I have had excellent care
    Aug 18, 2023
    I asked when I was next do for a cat scan and he asked "when did you have the last one?" He has all that info on my portal so why ask me? I've dealt with numerous Issues besides cancer in the last 2 years and have had Innumerable scans of all types for different Issues. I count on my provider to be on top of when I need a Ct Urogram. It turned out I was over-do and it should have been scheduled before this visit which would have saved me lots of time and aggravation since I live almost 2 hours away.
    Jun 26, 2023
    There are no words to appropriately explain how wonderful the care Dr.Meng has provided me over the years. His expertise has been wonderful and spot on. He created a confidence in me through his expert care that eased the fear I felt with my diagnosis. I have seen Dr. Meng since 2008. He and his staff have always provided the highest level of care. I wish all doctors were like him with a staff to match.
    Jun 25, 2023
    He is an awesome doctor.
    May 25, 2023
    I wish that this first meeting had been in person as I believe that the online format creates a barrier to communication and building a relationship with the provider.
    May 22, 2023
    I was very impressed and felt very confident in provider
    May 21, 2023
    An extraordinary physician in his presentation ability to listen answer questions lay out options develop a treatment plan specific to the patient
    May 19, 2023
    Dr. Meng is an extraordinary doctor who gives excellent care. He always listens and never discounts any of my concerns.
    May 12, 2023
    Informative and efficient visit
    May 12, 2023
    Doctor very knowledgeable and nice personality
    May 05, 2023
    Dr Meng is the best.
    Apr 23, 2023
    Outstanding - trustworthy and knowledgeable
    Apr 03, 2023
    I seriously doubt whether Dr. Meng even looked at my chart before he came into the exam room. He seemed not to know when I had my last cystoscopy and asked me to confirm that I had last seen him six months previous. It had in fact been 4 months. He did ask how I was doing and a few other brief questions but the whole appointment was less than 5 minutes; this was after he kept me waiting for a full hour.
    Mar 25, 2023
    I have alreadyRecommended Dr Meng to several people
    Mar 24, 2023
    Doctor Meng is a an excellent physician and surgeon who I greatly trust.
    Mar 23, 2023
    Excellent care provider.
    Mar 20, 2023
    Dr Meng knew my medical history discussed alternatives for treatment of my problem and we agreed on a treatment plan that he had suggested.
    Mar 19, 2023
    Easy to talk to made me feel comfortable. Answered all of my questions.
    Mar 17, 2023
    Mar 17, 2023
    Provider did not introduce himself when coming on camera. He seemed irritated and rushed.
    Mar 15, 2023
    I'm so happy with the care I will be receiving
    Mar 10, 2023
    Mar 05, 2023
    Dr. Meng was superb in explaining the options to consider for my surgery. The discussions started with our strategy that was set up at our last visit 2 months earlier and continued with considering last week's test results. I most appreciated that after I made the decision for surgery he asked my wife who was with me what she thought of the decision and if she also had any additional questions. Dr. Meng is very aware of the husband-wife dynamics involved with these types of decisions.
    Mar 03, 2023
    Dr. Meng is AWESOME
    Mar 03, 2023
    Feb 14, 2023
    I was a little concerned when Dr. Meng dismissed my question about my last cat scan by saying it was "routine". It was not "routine" but prompted by something that showed up in my urine. I was then doubly concerned when I got home to a message from his staff asking if I had scheduled a cat scan for this visit. What? This all made me concerned that since I am almost 3 yrs post surgery not very close attention Is being paid to my care.
    Feb 12, 2023
    I feel fully informed and cared for as a human being
    Dec 30, 2022
    My visit with Dr. Meng was extremely productive in setting up a strategy for my condition. His logic was precise and he took time to reexplain the timing for any surgery that might be considered and noted that any decision requires more data. This was by far the best discussion I have had with any cancer specialist on my condition over these last 12 months of treatment. My compliments to Dr. Meng for being both approachable and direct In explaining my options.
    Dec 30, 2022
    The time allotted for any discussion with the provider is extremely short add very difficult to get or concerns addressed in the time allotted
    Dec 12, 2022
    Dr. Meng displayed his professional well educated and informative personality while also showing a concern for my well-being and understanding.
    Dec 09, 2022
    Have done this several times.
    Dec 09, 2022
    Dr. Meng is awesome. He rocks
    Nov 18, 2022
    Dr Meng is outstanding in every way!
    Oct 28, 2022
    Prostate issue is a delicate subject. Asking about next steps and the Dr and resident listening and advising was caring and useful especially with the current approach for further testing and diagnosis. I just forgot to ask Dr Meng about a follow-up appt after he reads the MRI. THANK GOODNESS FOR MYCHART
    Oct 15, 2022
    Dr. Meng is the consummate professional. The manner in which he succinctly summarized my current condition and case history was superb.
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Meng always answers my questions and concerns and collaborates with you vs telling you. One of the best!
    Oct 02, 2022
    He was the best Heart Dr I have ever saw. He listened and made me feel comfortable in sharing my health concerns.
    Sep 26, 2022
    Dr. Meng is an excellent representative and asset to your facility
    Sep 23, 2022
    Dr. Meng is excellent not merely "very good
    Sep 23, 2022
    The doctor had a very good personality power of convincing and his recommendation. Very satisfied.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Dr. Meng was awesome. Than you so much.
    Sep 21, 2022
    I thought the Dr communicated well and made me feel comfortable.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr. Meng knew my medical history and lab results answered my questions and helped me make a decision that I believe Is right for me with about my treatment.
    Sep 10, 2022
    Decision to go ahead with surgery was only recommending surgery after review of imaging studies. I don't know what information or findings lead to that. I have confidence in the surgeons capability but want to know why best to proceed and how long I would be out of work as gastroenterologist.
    Aug 28, 2022
    I thought this doctor was very thorough prepared and discussed follow-up options in a very clear and concise fashion. I also found him to be very respectful cordial and and compassionate.
    Aug 26, 2022
    When I ask question by phone call Cannot get a good answer.But UCSF Is good medicine centerI trust him.
    Jul 09, 2022
    Dr Meng is very knowledgeable an excellent surgeon and his recommendations are excellent.Perhaps if he can spend more time with patients would be helpful.
    Jun 06, 2022
    I am very happy with the care I received during and after my surgery.
    Jun 03, 2022
    Apr 14, 2022
    Very good experience
    Apr 08, 2022
    Dr meng explained everything and made sure I understood of what had to be done
    Apr 01, 2022
    I have already recommended Dr Meng to others
    Mar 20, 2022
    I see many doctors none I trust more nor are there any I could recommend more highly than Dr. Maxwell V Meng.
    Mar 12, 2022
    I am getting to know Dr Meng but so far he seems very thorough with gathering data about me so that he can make the best recommendation for my care going forward.
    Mar 04, 2022
    Dr. Meng is always very thoughtful and helpful. Also his technique for inserting the cystoscope is excellent.
    Feb 26, 2022
    A cat scan was ordered but not the creatinine test that is required first. I forgot I needed it but they shouldn't have!
    Feb 08, 2022
    Very good experience