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We found 12 urologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Washington, DC.

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Specializes in Urology
4th Floor Phc, Department of Urology, Georgetown Univ. Hosp; 3800 Reservoir Road, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. John Pahira works as an urologist. Dr. Pahira attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pahira honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; President Washington Urologic Society, Washington Urologic Society; and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Pahira (or staff) speaks Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Pahira welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract Infection

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Specializes in General Practice, Urology
2021 K Street Nw; Suite 420
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Lambros Stamatakis is a physician who specializes in general practice and urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Greek. Dr. Stamatakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Suburban Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Stamatakis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include AUA Gerald P. Murphy Scholar; Outstanding Resident Teaching Award; and The Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Stamatakis welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Practice, Urology
110 Irving Street Nw; Room 3b 19
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mohan Verghese is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), general practice, and urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Verghese's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Verghese is open to new patients. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and Baystate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer

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Specializes in Urology
2021 K Street, Nw; Suite 420
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jonathan Hwang's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Hwang is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Korean. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Washington DC VA Medical Center. Dr. Hwang is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Practice, Urology
1133 21st Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Keith Kowalczyk is a physician who specializes in general practice and urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kowalczyk is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Kowalczyk attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Urology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw 4phc
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Gaurav Bandi practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Bandi trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bandi include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Bandi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bandi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Bandi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: MRI, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cryotherapy, Biopsy, Kidney Cancer, Peyronie's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1133 21st Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. John Lynch's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lynch include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lynch at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Lynch has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Who's Who in Medicine, Who's Who; and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Urology
2021 K Street Nw; Suite 420
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Krishnan Venkatesan is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Venkatesan's medical residency was performed at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Venkatesan include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urethral stricture. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Venkatesan is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Procedures, Peyronie's Disease, Urethral Stricture

Dr. Seyed Mohammad Reza Reza Ghasemian, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
110 Irving Street; Room 3-b 19
Nw, DC
 

Dr. Seyed Ghasemian specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ghasemian at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghasemian include diabetes, bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ghasemian obtained his medical school training at The National University of Iran and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Pahlavi University. In addition to English, Dr. Ghasemian (or staff) speaks Kurdish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ghasemian's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Stones, Erectile Dysfunction, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1133 21st Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Lee Richter is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Washington, DC. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Richter's training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Richter's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 3b19
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Daniel Marchalik sees patients in Washington, DC. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Marchalik completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. He speaks Russian. Dr. Marchalik is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
1133 21st Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Elizabeth Brown practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include LSU School of Medicine Aesculapian Society Resident Excellence and Teaching Award Nominee. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Urinary Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery

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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.