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We found 8 urologists who accept TRICARE near Palo Alto, CA.

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

Dr. Arnold Aigen's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Aigen studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include kidney stones. Dr. Aigen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Aigen has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Epstein's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice 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. Rajesh Shinghal, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Shinghal is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Shinghal's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Shinghal attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shinghal is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices pediatric urology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lee takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lee is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Bassett attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Bassett is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Surat Phonsombat is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Phonsombat a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Phonsombat studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Phonsombat speaks Thai.

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

Dr. Daniel Yao is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yao include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Yao has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yao speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Angell practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Angell accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Angell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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.