We found 8 urologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Downey, CA.

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Dr. Ernest Harmen Agatstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Agatstein's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Agatstein average 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Agatstein focuses on female urologic disorders. Dr. Agatstein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Agatstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Agatstein is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Female Urologic Disorders

Dr. Umakant M Khetan, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
101 East Beverly Boulevard; Suite 401
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Umakant Khetan is an urologist in Los Angeles, CA and Montebello, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Khetan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Khetan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
13132 Studebaker Road; Suite 10
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Perley an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Paletz is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Inglewood, CA, Downey, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. His areas of expertise include sexual health issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paletz accepts. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at White Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Paletz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sexual Health Issues

Specializes in Urology
3628 E Imperial Highway; #201
Lynwood, CA
 

Dr. Manish Mehta is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave Dr. Mehta an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then he performed his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Inglewood, CA, Downey, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. These areas are among Dr. Aynehchi's clinical interests: partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Aynehchi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Cancer

Specializes in Urology
3650 E South Street; Suite 408
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Jules Perley, who practices in Lakewood, CA and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Perley speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Perley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite #100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Nand Datta practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Datta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Datta has a special interest in incontinence and prostate procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Datta attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Prostate Procedures

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What is Urology?

The specialty of urology focuses on the structures of the body that produce urine and remove it from the body, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Since related structures in men are responsible for both reproduction and the transportation of urine, urologists specialize in men’s sexual health in addition to disorders of the urinary tract. Urologists treat both men and women, as well as patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly.

Certain urologic conditions are specific to male or female patients. Women are especially prone to stress incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis (a condition causing pain in the bladder), and urethral diverticuli (a structural issue where a small pouch develops from the urethra into the vagina). Some of these conditions may be adequately treated by a gynecologist, but patients may prefer to see a urologist because of their expertise in the urinary tract system. As for men, male infertility and sexual problems can be treated by a urologist. For example, urologists treat erectile dysfunction with medications or prosthetics. They may also perform surgeries such as vasectomies or vasectomy reversals.

Some other conditions that urologists treat include:

  • Kidney stones, which are mineral deposits that can form anywhere in the urinary tract. The stones can be quite painful, and some large stones may be impossible to expel naturally. Fortunately, kidney stone treatments have advanced quite a bit in recent years, and a urologist may recommend a procedure such as shockwave lithotripsy (where sound waves are used to break down the stones), or percutaneous extraction (where telescopic tools are inserted through tiny incisions in the back to remove the stones). There can be some pain associated with these treatments, but they are far less invasive than the older methods of removal.
  • Urinary tract infections, which are extremely common. However, if they happen over and over again, there may be an underlying problem within the urinary tract.
  • Congenital abnormalities, which refers to problems that are present at birth. Congenital abnormalities affect the genitourinary tract more often than any other system of the body, and they range from mild to severe in appearance and effect. The most common abnormality (in male infants) is cryptorchidism, where a testicle does not descend from the body down into the scrotum. Another common problem is hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra appears on the underside of the penis.
  • Renal disease, which is the loss of kidney function. For patients with renal disease, their urologist may be their primary surgeon or a coordinating member of their care team.
  • Tumors and malignancies, which are especially common in the case of prostate cancer. Urologists are most often consultants to oncologists in these cases.

The American Urological Association recognizes seven subspecialties of urology:

  • Pediatric Urology, the treatment of genitourinary tract disorders in children and infants
  • Urologic Oncology, the treatment of cancers within the genitourinary tract
  • Renal Transplantation, the treatment of severe kidney disease by replacing a non-functioning kidney with a donor kidney
  • Male Infertility, the treatment of infertility due to problems with sperm, semen, or male sexuality
  • Calculi, the treatment of kidney stones
  • Female Urology, the care of women’s urinary health
  • Neurourology, the treatment of urinary disorders caused by problems with the nervous system. For example, certain voiding disorders happen when the bladder does not receive signals appropriately, and erectile dysfunction is sometimes due to nerve loss.

Urinary and sexual problems can be especially distressing for many people. Fortunately, urologists are experts at managing these health conditions.

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