We found 9 urologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Arnold B Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Cupertino, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aigen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aigen studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Aigen completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aigen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal is an urologist in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Shinghal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shinghal accepts. He is open to new patients. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shinghal speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. James B Bassett Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Bassett's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bassett include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Bassett is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Daniel Yao, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Yao works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Yao has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Yao focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Yao studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Yao trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yao speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Surat Phonsombat, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Surat Phonsombat works as an urologist. Patients gave Dr. Phonsombat an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Phonsombat attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Phonsombat speaks Thai. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Monica Lucero Richardson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
300 Pasteur Drive; Department of Urology
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Monica Richardson, who practices in Mountain View, CA, San Jose, CA, and Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Richardson's practice, she is particularly interested in urogynecological problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Richardson attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neurostimulation, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott K Angell, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Scott Angell specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Angell's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Angell's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

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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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