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

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

Dr. Paul Zelkovic works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Zelkovic is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Zelkovic speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Lori Dyer is a pediatric urology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Dyer is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and more. She graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester and Westchester Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center, and Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester (ASCW). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dyer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery

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 is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of female urologic disorders, lithotripsy (stone fragmentation), and urinary stones. She accepts Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. Dr. Alonzo is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Alonzo is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Lithotripsy

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

Dr. Israel Franco's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Franco is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Franco trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Maimonides Medical Center.

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

Dr. Richard Santarosa practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Santarosa's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Santarosa accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. 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 E Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. William Brown is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Nurzia performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nurzia is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Fine (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Fine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwalk Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fine attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fine accepts. Dr. Fine welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Ranta is an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ranta is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ranta graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Ranta (or staff) is conversant in Greek, Italian, and Portuguese.

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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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Stroumbakis average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stroumbakis honors MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Stroumbakis speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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