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

Dr. Manish Mehta's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Mehta's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and residency at Sacred Heart Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehta is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ernest Agatstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Agatstein's clinical interests encompass female urologic disorders. His professional affiliations include PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Agatstein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Agatstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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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 works as an urologist. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, Dr. Khetan 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Khetan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC), 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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, PIH Health, and AppleCare Medical Group.

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

Dr. Lawrence Paletz is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Paletz has indicated that his clinical interests include sexual health issues. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paletz has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Sexual Health Issues

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

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi sees patients in Inglewood, CA, Downey, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Aynehchi include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aynehchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perley is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and AppleCare Medical Group. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Nand Datta's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Datta's clinical interests include incontinence and prostate procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Patiala and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Datta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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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