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Specializes in Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carl Klutke works as an urologist. He speaks German. Dr. Klutke is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Klutke is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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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Dr. Dennis Leroy Roy Hoover, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
601 5th Street S, Suite 602; Department 7510
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Hoover is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. These areas are among Dr. Hoover's clinical interests: circumcision and lithotripsy (stone fragmentation). He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Hoover attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hoover is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoover is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Lithotripsy, X-Rays

Dr. Ethan Gus Polsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
601 5th Street S, Suite 602; Department 7510
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ethan Polsky is a pediatric urologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Polsky include robotic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Polsky trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Eric Katz Diner, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Diner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christos Politis, MD
Specializes in Urology
830 Central Avenue; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christos Politis works as an urologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Politis's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Politis speaks Greek. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark Elliot Kolligian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
601 5th Street S, Suite 602; Department 7510
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Kolligian is a pediatric urologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kolligian's clinical interests include spina bifida. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Spina Bifida

Dr. Jaimin Girish Shah, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N; Physician Office
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jaimin Shah is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Suncoast Medical Clinic, and Charleston VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Nicholas Aris Laryngakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
830 Central Avenue; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Laryngakis works as an urologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laryngakis takes. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Laryngakis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Dr. Mark R Gordon, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gordon works as an urologist. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Gordon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Suncoast Medical Clinic, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Dr. Marguerite Thomer, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Marguerite Thomer, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Thomer graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Dr. Reid Vaughn Graves, MD
Specializes in Urology
830 Central Avenue; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Reid Graves is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Graves accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Graves attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School 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.