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We found 8 urologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Joy G Paul, MD
Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joy Paul practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Paul include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. Dr. Paul has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Paul attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Paul has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Paul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Paul's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

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Specializes in Urology, Other
22617 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Tamarin's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Tamarin's clinical interests include prostate problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tamarin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems

Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Flechner speaks Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flechner include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Flechner attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Flechner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer M Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhotra include prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Malhotra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. George Yamauchi's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Yamauchi is especially interested in prostate problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Yamauchi is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shelby Morrisroe specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Morrisroe include prostate problems, kidney stones, and reconstructive surgery. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Morrisroe attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morrisroe has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manish D Mehta, MD
Specializes in Urology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; 109
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Manish Mehta sees patients in Torrance, CA and Lynwood, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Mehta attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Mehta has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nickolas Tomasic's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems and kidney problems. Dr. Tomasic is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

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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.