We found 10 urologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Cape Coral, FL.

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Specializes in Urology
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Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Eric Pachter practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Fort Myers, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Hollywood, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pachter attended medical school at New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urology
9400 Gladiolus Drive; Suite 30
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Scappa's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Scappa graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
7335 Gladiolus Drive
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Steven Paletsky's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Paletsky is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Urology
7451 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Veronique Fernandez-Salvador is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Fernandez-Salvador studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Bert Francis Van Beever, MD
Specializes in Urology
7451 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Bert Van Beever is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Van Beever honors. Dr. Van Beever studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
7451 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Steven Harrison's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrison attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
7451 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Barry Blitz's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blitz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
7451 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ira Zucker is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Fort Myers, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
7451 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Brian Schwartz specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Fort Myers, FL. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
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Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Bryan Allen practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Allen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.