We found 10 urologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Stamford, CT.

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

Dr. Paul Zelkovic's specialty is pediatric urology. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Zelkovic attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and Putnam Hospital Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Her education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester and Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Dyer's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center, and Nyack Hospital. Dr. Dyer welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Israel Franco practices pediatric urology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franco honors. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. 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). Dr. Alonzo's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include female urologic disorders, lithotripsy (stone fragmentation), and urinary stones. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. Dr. Alonzo is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Alonzo speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Lithotripsy

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street
Ridgeway, CT
 

Dr. Ronnie Fine practices pediatric urology. Dr. Fine studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fine trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Fine takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. Dr. Fine (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Fine's professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fine has an open panel.

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

Dr. William Brown's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Brown honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Michael Nurzia practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Nurzia average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Richard Santarosa is an urologist in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Santarosa is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Santarosa attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Santarosa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Ranta is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Ranta (or staff) speaks Greek, Italian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ranta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Stroumbakis is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stroumbakis honors MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Stroumbakis speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.