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We found 11 urologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Dennis Leroy Roy Hoover, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
601 5th Street S, Suite 602; Department 7510
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Hoover, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Hoover has a special interest in circumcision and lithotripsy (stone fragmentation). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hoover honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Lithotripsy, X-Rays

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

Dr. Carl Klutke is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Venice, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Klutke attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Klutke is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

Dr. Ethan Polsky, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Polsky include robotic surgery. Dr. Polsky 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. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Polsky's 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. Mark Elliot Kolligian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
601 5th Street S, Suite 602; Department 7510
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Kolligian specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Kolligian's clinical interests encompass spina bifida. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kolligian attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Spina Bifida

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

Dr. Eric Diner is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Diner is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. 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 attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Politis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Politis speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Jaimin Shah 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. Shah takes. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Shah trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Nicholas Laryngakis 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. Laryngakis takes. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Laryngakis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Laryngakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Dr. Marguerite Thomer, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.; Suite 3d
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Marguerite Thomer, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Thomer 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. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Graves obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gordon works as an urologist. Dr. Gordon 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 Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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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.