We found 10 urologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Stamford, CT.
Dr. Paul Zelkovic is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zelkovic is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Zelkovic trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and Putnam Hospital Center. Dr. Zelkovic welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Disorders
Dr. Lori Dyer is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Dyer is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center, and Nyack Hospital. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester and Westchester Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dyer takes. Her practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery
Dr. Catherine Alonzo is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Alonzo's areas of expertise include the following: female urologic disorders, lithotripsy (stone fragmentation), and urinary stones. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at Westchester Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Alonzo is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Lithotripsy
Dr. Michael Nurzia is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nurzia is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Nurzia 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.
Clinical interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery, Laser Prostate Surgery
Dr. Richard Santarosa is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santarosa studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Santarosa completed a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)
Dr. Nicholas Stroumbakis, who practices in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stroumbakis takes. Dr. Stroumbakis obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. He speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stroumbakis's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Surgery, Kidney ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeffrey Ranta is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ranta accepts. Dr. Ranta obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Ranta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ranta has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)
Dr. William Brown, who practices in Cos Cob, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Greenwich, CT, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Brown completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brown has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Israel Franco specializes in pediatric urology. On average, patients gave Dr. Franco a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franco accepts. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Franco attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Maimonides Medical Center.
Dr. Ronnie Fine's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Fine is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, Yale New Haven Health System, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Fine takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. Dr. Fine is accepting new patients. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Fine completed Dr. Fine's residency training at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.
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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.