We found 5 urologists who accept Western Health Advantage HMO near Greenbrae, CA.
Dr. Patrick Bennett's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bennett's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine and San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bennett speaks French. Dr. Bennett is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Laser Lithotripsy, Radical Nephrectomy, Ureteroscopy, Varicocele, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Harry Neuwirth's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Neuwirth is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Neuwirth include urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Neuwirth attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Neuwirth completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Neuwirth is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Prosthetics, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laser Lithotripsy, Laparoscopic Partial ... (Read more)
Dr. R. Yu's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Novato, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. He is especially interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Yu is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Yu attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery
Dr. David Rudnick works as an urologist in Petaluma, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Rudnick is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudnick has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha; American Foundation for Urologic Disease Scholar; and  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Radical Nephrectomy, Ureteroscopy, Varicocele, Urinary Incontinence, Circumcision, ... (Read more)
Dr. Bart Gershbein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Greenbrae, CA and Novato, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Gershbein's medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gershbein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gershbein accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following:  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
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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.