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Dr. Paul Frederick Zelkovic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street
Ridgeway, CT
 

Dr. Paul Zelkovic practices pediatric urology. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Zelkovic speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and Putnam Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zelkovic's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Lori Dyer is a specialist in pediatric urology. The average patient rating for Dr. Dyer is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center, and Nyack Hospital. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dyer honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester and Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Dyer attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Dyer is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery

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Dr. Israel Franco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 2300
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Israel Franco's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Franco is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Maimonides Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urology
49 Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Catherine Alonzo sees patients in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in female urologic disorders, lithotripsy (stone fragmentation), and urinary stones. Dr. Alonzo is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Alonzo attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Lithotripsy

Specializes in Urology
166 W Broad Street; Suite 404
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Santarosa's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Santarosa attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
1385 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. William Brown specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
80 Mill River Street; Suite 404
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Nurzia's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nurzia is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Nurzia has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery, Laser Prostate Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street
Ridgeway, CT
 

Dr. Ronnie Fine practices pediatric urology. Before performing Dr. Fine's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Fine attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Fine is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. Dr. Fine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Fine is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fine's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
49 Lake Avenue; Suite 21
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ranta's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ranta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Ranta is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Ranta completed his residency training at Lahey Clinic. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ranta's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
49 Lake Avenue; #21
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Stroumbakis is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stroumbakis graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stroumbakis accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Surgery, Kidney ... (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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