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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Paul include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Paul is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Paul (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Paul is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

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

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Flechner attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flechner has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with 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: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
22617 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Tamarin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tamarin is especially interested in prostate problems. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tamarin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems

Dr. Shelby Nicole Morrisroe, MD
Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shelby Morrisroe is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, kidney stones, and reconstructive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morrisroe honors. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Morrisroe has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. George Yamauchi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Yamauchi 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. He is especially interested in prostate problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Yamauchi is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Sameer Malhotra is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Malhotra completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Urology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; 109
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Manish Mehta works as an urologist. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sacred Heart Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Nickolas Tomasic sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include prostate problems and kidney problems. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Tomasic obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Tomasic honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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.