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We found 9 urologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Downey, CA.

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

Dr. Ernest Agatstein is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Agatstein is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agatstein include female urologic disorders. Dr. Agatstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Agatstein obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Agatstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Female Urologic Disorders

Dr. Lawrence Raymond Paletz, MD
Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Paletz's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexual health issues. Dr. Paletz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paletz is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Paletz completed a residency program at White Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Paletz is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sexual Health Issues

Dr. Manish D Mehta, MD
Specializes in Urology
3628 E Imperial Highway; #201
Lynwood, CA
 

Dr. Manish Mehta's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mehta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sacred Heart Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehta's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Umakant Khetan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Khetan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, he performed his 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 (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Korean.

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

Dr. Jonathan Perley is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Perley attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Perley 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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Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi, MD
Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Aynehchi's areas of expertise include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Aynehchi attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Aynehchi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Jules M Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
3650 E South Street; Suite 408
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Jules Perley is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Perley average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perley is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Ali Seyed Alavi, MD
Specializes in Urology
8337 Telegraph Road; Suite 219
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Ali Alavi's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Alavi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Alavi include laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Alavi trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Alavi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Nand Datta's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Datta has indicated that his clinical interests include incontinence and prostate procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Datta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Datta is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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.