We found 13 urologists who accept Health Net PPO near San Mateo, CA.

Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein works as an urologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients rated Dr. Epstein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Epstein attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Epstein trained 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. Robert Q Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 120
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hoang's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Hoang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Hoang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laser Lithotripsy, Laparoscopic Partial ... (Read more)

Dr. Tom Futai Lue, MD
Specializes in Urology
1151 Barriolhet Drive
Hillsborough, CA
 

Dr. Tom Lue is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Mandarin. In his practice, Dr. Lue focuses on peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and priapism (prolonged erection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Lue obtained his medical school training at Kaohsiung Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Priapism, Peyronie's Disease

Dr. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Jay Caro, MD
Specializes in Urology
50 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 120
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. David Caro is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Caro's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caro honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Lithotripsy, Brachytherapy, Neurogenic Bladder, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 605
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ori Melamud's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Melamud obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Melamud include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Melamud is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Cameron Emmott, MD
Specializes in Urology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 210
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. R. Emmott is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Emmott a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Emmott obtained his medical school training at Canada and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Italian.

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Specializes in Urology
50 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 120
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Josh Hsu is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu takes. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Urologic Disorders

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Specializes in General Practice, Urology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite #605
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Aitan Melamud works as a general practitioner and urologist in Burlingame, CA. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Melamud's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Melamud graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rambam Medical Center. Dr. Melamud (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Radical Nephrectomy, Brachytherapy, Urinary Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Female ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
1750 El Camino
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Irving Katz is an urologist. Dr. Katz accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

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Specializes in Urology
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Chris Threatt is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Redwood City, CA and San Mateo, CA. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Threatt attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Threatt accepts. His professional affiliations include San Mateo Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Urology, Other
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 307
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg practices urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenberg average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Urology, Other
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 307
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Connolly a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Connolly's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.