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Specializes in Urology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser is an urologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Melser an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melser accepts.

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Specializes in Urology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Sharma is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sharma honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Delhi. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Urology
713 East Marion Avenue; Suite 135
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Weitzel is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weitzel attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Weitzel completed residency programs at The University Hospital, Newark and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 301
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jens Carlsen's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Carlsen a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Urology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Gary Berger works as an urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Berger is 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berger accepts. Dr. Berger graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Specializes in Urology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Eric Coronato works as an urologist. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Coronato attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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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