Craig V. Comiter

Craig V. Comiter

Urologist

Bio:   Dr. Craig Comiter specializes in the treatment of women with pelvic organ prolapse and complications from mesh surgery, and in the treatment of women and men with urinary problems including urinary incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, overactive bladder, urinary retention, and neurologic problems involving the bladder. He has practiced neurourology for more than 18 years. He has been the Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials regarding the treatment of male and female urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, and interstitial cystitis. He is the Clinic Chief for Urologic Specialties, and the Director of the Stanford Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, and has had leadershiop roles in the Western Sectional and National American Urological Association.
4.8 out of 5
362 Patient Ratings
61 Patient Comments

Urology Clinic

Center for Female Urology and Neuro Urology

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Urology (2013)
  • Fellowship: University of California Los Angeles (1999) CA
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1994) MA
  • Residency: Harvard Program in Urology (1998) MA
  • Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (2001)
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1992) MA
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, Medicine (1992)
  • A.B., Harvard College, Biology (1988)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Poster, Western Section American Urological Association (2002)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona (2002)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Section of Urology, University of Arizona (2002)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Section of Urology, University of Arizona (2008)
  • First Prize, Best of the Session, Western Section American Urological Association (2007)
  • First Prize, Joseph F. McCarthy Essay Contest, Western Section American Urological Association (2001)
  • First Prize, Joseph F. McCarthy Essay Contest, Western Section American Urological Association (2006)
  • Outstanding Reviewer of the Year, Honorable Mention, Journal of Urology (2007)
  • Second Prize, Best of the Session, Western Section American Urological Association (2006)
  • Second Prize, Best Poster, Western Section American Urological Association (2007)
  • Third Prize, Joseph F. McCarthy Essay Contest, Western Section American Urological Association (1999)
  • Top Ten Reviewer, Neurourology and Urodynamics (2007)

Administrative Appointments

  • Member, Stanford Leadership Develpment Program (2008 - 2009)
  • Officer, Stanford Hosptial Quality Committe (2008 - 2011)
  • Senator, Stanford University Faculty Senate (2008 - 2011)
  • Vice Chair, PPEC Dept of Surgery (2010 - 2012)

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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Absolutely fantastic care

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

good to have such an outstanding provider

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of Dr. Comiter. I have been to other doctors who seems to rush me and not take the time to explain things. That was not the case with Dr. Comiter.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

good

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Comiter so far has exceeded our expectation levels, He and his staff have our complete trust!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

He speaks too fast!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I saw many other urologists and Dr. Comiter solved my problem.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Comiter is the best.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I really like how thorough and efficient the resident was. she listened very carefully to me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Great experience. My care providers were professional, knowledgeable, and came with solutions. I felt supported.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Comiter is an excellent provider. I was very pleased with how he assessed my condition and his recommends irons for how to proceed with treatment. Despite the physical awkwardness of the procedure, Dr. Comiter treated me in a dignified manner.

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4.8 out of 5
362 Patient Ratings
61 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Absolutely fantastic care

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

good to have such an outstanding provider

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of Dr. Comiter. I have been to other doctors who seems to rush me and not take the time to explain things. That was not the case with Dr. Comiter.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

good

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Comiter so far has exceeded our expectation levels, He and his staff have our complete trust!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

He speaks too fast!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I saw many other urologists and Dr. Comiter solved my problem.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Comiter is the best.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I really like how thorough and efficient the resident was. she listened very carefully to me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Great experience. My care providers were professional, knowledgeable, and came with solutions. I felt supported.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Comiter is an excellent provider. I was very pleased with how he assessed my condition and his recommends irons for how to proceed with treatment. Despite the physical awkwardness of the procedure, Dr. Comiter treated me in a dignified manner.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

very complete explanations and above and beyond service.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

loving, gentle, kind and very good confidence giver, I can't forget him

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent! I love this place!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

All doctors have been very informative and clear on all up coming procedures related to my surgery.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Comiter does an excellent job. The Botox procedure only takes about 5 min and he does it quickly and efficiently. I wish there was another procedure room which would make scheduling easier.

SHC Patient, May 2016

He was very gentle and kind.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Comiter was excellent! Easy to speak with.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All good

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Comiter was very positive about my situation. I left feeling like he can solve the problem.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

RN and Md wonderfull

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I always feel lucky to have such an exceptionally outstanding and caring physician as Dr. Comiter.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I'm very picky and I'd rate Dr. Comiter in communicating with patient at the very top. Excellent!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

my first visit in the urology clinic and it was positive

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Provider took the time to explain what he saw in the test, explained the procedure, technique method, etc. Also joked around the awkwardness of sitting on the toilet while explaining the procedure. Made it more pleasant. Dr. Comiter is very thorough.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am more concerned about doctors talking down to me than about their "using words I can understand." Doctor Comiter did not do the former.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Comiter is the best. I came in with great anxiety & left feeling much better & empowered about my health concerns.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

All care was very good and appropriate.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was sent home with a catheter in me after about two days. At that point I was given very sketchy instructions--was not told about irrigating if no urine was coming, was given a leg bag but not told about a bed bag, was not pointed at the video which has lots of detailed information. The day after I was sent home the urine stopped flowing, I came back in, was very thoroughly irrigated by Doctor Birbaker, stayed for (I think) another two days. I was then sent home again, this time with detailed instructions. The one thing that should have been included and was not was information on what to do if I used up the sterile water for irrigation that was sent home with me. Sterile water for irrigation does not seem to be available from drugstores. I called in after using up most of the water (I had irrigated three times at that point, and each time got a much increased flow, thought I might need to do it again). I was eventually told that saline solution from the drugstore was a substitute, and someone called in a prescription for it, which was fine. But it would be helpful if the handout I was sent home with included a brief description of how to irrigate and the information that saline was suitable.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Both Dr. Comiter and Dr. Vance were excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

As with the other two doctors I have dealt with at Stanford Clinic, Dr. Comiter gave clear explanations and advice on dealing with my situation.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Comiter is an exceptionally great Doctor. The only complaint I have is that he's going a mile a minute and I feel like there is no time for my appointment after driving 4.5 hours to get there. It's hard for me to get excited about going so far to an appointment that is so rushed.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Very amazing people.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

The prescribed medicine did not work for me. Dr. Comiter replaced the original and took the extra effort to notify me by mail.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I felt very rushed at this appointment. Not sure if it was because I was 10 minutes late. Felt the doctor did not want to hear my concerns and kept talking over me. He walked out the door as I was still trying to talk with him. I left feeling dismissed and talked down to.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Tina did the prep work and 90% of the interface during this visit . She was fantastic so please make sure this is noted in her records. This was the first time I have met Dr. Commiter (excuse spelling - name not in front of me), who actually did the Test. He was very "positive" and upbeat.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Like my DR!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Experience was very positive

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Craig Comiter is an outstanding physician and I would highly recommend him.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Doctor Comiter, Tina and Michelle I cannot say enough good!!!

SHC Patient, May 2015

Courteous, helpful and on time, without compromising quality of medical care. It is very rare to engage with a provider that can do all of these simultaneously.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Excellent care!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

If all doctors and their staffs were as good as Dr. Comiter and his staff there would be no reason for this survey.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Comiter provided a GREAT consult with many creative approaches to my UTI problem.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

good listener.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Top notch doctor.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Comiter is the most caring & most knowledgeable doctor I have. I wish all my doctors cared as much as he does.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

OK.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

After his exam he referred me to another specialist for needle biopsy and resulting treatment which was excellent and needed.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Comiter offered his expert advice about my condition. He was professional and was a great listener. He took the time to understand. The complexity of my medical history and gave non - biased opinion Re: future surgeries very thankful to find this doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

The whole atmosphere in Stanford is such that you think of a visit to Stanford absolutely without any tension!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Comiter was very thorough. He sent me in for additional tests and figured out my problem!

SHC Patient, May 2014

I wish he had red my med history before our scheduled visit. He was clearly over booked by the hospital.

SHC Patient, May 2014

The doctor listened very well and considerate and asked the right questions. Very satisfied.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Excellent!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Comiter is the best!!! Great doctor ever!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

It took us over 2 1/2 hrs. to come to see Dr. Comiter - It is worth the drive - so thankful he has been able to help me.