Dr. James J. Elist
Dr. James J. Elist is an honored and renowned M.D., board-certified and award-winning urologist. Dr. Elist's passion is helping men to be their very best. Dr. Elist has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1982, while specializing in urology, male sexual dysfunctions, including impotency and infertility (resulting in hundreds of successful cases). Dr. Elist has been chairperson, committee member, practicing surgeon and more at many hospitals including Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Beverly Hills Medical Center. He has also served on numerous panels including committees on Oncology, Ethics, Utilization, Medical Records Review, etc. Beginning in 1994 and as recently as 2001 (see below), Dr. Elist has been awarded multiple patents by the United States Government for his innovative treatment of congenital male sex organ deformities, impotency and male penile and testicular enhancement. Of key importance to all prospective patients, Dr. Elist's prostheses are FDA approved and the subject of numerous accredited articles, interviews and news reports. Dr. Elist has been the subject of feature stories on CNN, NBC, Fox News and KTLA among others. Dr.Elist has also treated numerous celebrities during his distinguished career. Dr. Elist has authored the book "Put Impotency in Your Past" in which he addresses an inclusive list of questions and issues regarding male impotency and penile dysfunctions. Dr. Elist was the first physician to publish an article definitively proving the effect of smoking on male impotency, and identified new treatments for male impotency resulting from smoking. In fact, the subject article formed much of the basis for Congressman Henry Waxman and then U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop including this finding in the precautionary warning required on all cigarette packaging. Dr. Elist's numerous awards and honors include: * Named "Best Plastic Surgeon-Urologist" by Los Angeles Magazine (July 1998) * United States Government Medical Expert Witness - Office of Hearings and Appeals (1997-2003) * Honorary Co-Chairman of the Physician Advisory Board to the United States Congress * National Leadership Award * Winner - First Prize - Washington Urological Society (1981) * Winner - Second Prize - Mid-Atlantic Urological Society (1981) Dr. Elist is the first doctor selected to perform surgeries utilizing new penile prosthetic devices from American Medical Systems. Dr. Elist has been widely renowned for his ground-breaking international activities including performing multiple surgeries in the Middle East and Europe, teaching and training surgeons internationally, and for serving as a moderator and lecturer for more than 15 years for multiple societies of the China Urological Association. Dr. Elist's most significant accomplishment of all continues to be his incredible success rate and number of extremely satisfied patients who regularly stay in contact with him and continue to fuel his great passion to help as many men as possible to be their very best.