We found 7 urologists who accept CIGNA PPO near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Barton Wachs practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Long Beach, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wachs include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and prostate procedures. Dr. Wachs is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Wachs graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Atlantic Urology Medical Group, Lakewood Hospital, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Prostate Procedures, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery
Dr. Robert Pugach practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Huntington Beach, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pugach include minimally invasive surgery, prostate procedures, and vasectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pugach takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Pugach (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.
Clinical interests: Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Procedures, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Jules Perley's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Perley average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perley honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perley is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Jennifer Liu is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liu include partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Liu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Liu speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cancer Surgery, Partial Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)
Dr. John Ingram, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Ingram speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Ingram focuses on vasectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Ingram attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Vasectomy
Dr. Ruben Baghdassarian's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Baghdassarian attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Baghdassarian include erectile dysfunction (impotence), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and incontinence. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baghdassarian (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Associates in Urology.
Clinical interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Procedures, Urodynamics, Prostate Cancer
Dr. William Naftel's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Naftel's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Naftel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Hospital, and Los Alamitos Medical Center.
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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.