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We found 28 urologists who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near Sunrise, FL.

Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; South Tampa Center 7th Floor, Usf
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Hernandez attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hernandez has received include CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Luis Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6, Usf Department of Urology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). For his residency, Dr. Lockhart trained at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lockhart include bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lockhart honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lockhart include: Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Lockhart is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Mark Joseph Swierzewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
2822 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Swierzewski practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL and Tiera Verde, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Swierzewski's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Lahey Clinic, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Rafael Ernesto Carrion, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Carrion, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Carrion is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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 welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Carrion attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Leadership, AUA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea practices urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Mastandrea's clinical interests: prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mastandrea at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mastandrea has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tod Joseph Fusia, MD
Specializes in Urology
2822 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tod Fusia is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Fusia attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fusia include robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Fusia is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fusia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Dennis Leroy Roy Hoover, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, 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

Dr. Ethan Gus Polsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N. Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, 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. Howard Brian Heidenberg, DO
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Heidenberg, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Heidenberg studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Heidenberg is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Lucas Ross Wiegand, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lucas Wiegand specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and neurogenic bladder. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiegand's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Wiegand is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Neurogenic Bladder, Peyronie's Disease

Dr. Malcolm Root, MD
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Malcolm Root practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Root's clinical interests include cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Root graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biopsy

Dr. Chandler David Dora, MD
Specializes in Urology
2815 W. Virginia Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Chandler Dora is an urologist in Tampa, FL. In his practice, Dr. Dora focuses on robotic prostatectomy and stress urinary incontinence. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dora studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dora trained at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Dora speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Osvaldo Francisco Padron, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
5913 Webb Road
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Osvaldo Padron practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Padron a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padron takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Fernando Enrique Coste Delvecchio, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Coste-Delvecchio practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Riverview, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Coste-Delvecchio is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Coste-Delvecchio completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Mark Elliot Kolligian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, 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

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Specializes in Urology
1 Davis Boulevard; Suite 604
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Raviender Bukkapatnam works as an urologist. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bukkapatnam studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Bukkapatnam (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish.

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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.