We found 13 urologists who accept United Healthcare PPO near Arlington Heights, IL.

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Dr. Jeffrey P Norris, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Norris' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in female urologic disorders and da vinci surgery. Dr. Norris is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Norris include: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth B Yerkes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes' medical specialty is pediatric urology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test). Dr. Yerkes is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Yerkes has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Y Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Earl Cheng works as a pediatric urologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Heights, IL. Patients gave Dr. Cheng an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheng include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Cheng is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Gordon R Gluckman, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Gordon Gluckman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gluckman attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gluckman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Urology
806 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Randall Randazzo is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Randazzo include prostate problems, cancer surgery, and microsurgery. Dr. Randazzo is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare PPO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cancer Surgery, Partial Nephrectomy, Infertility, Microsurgery, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Max Maizels, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Urology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Max Maizels is a specialist in pediatric surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Maizels is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maizels accepts. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Maizels attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Urinary Tract Infection

Specializes in Urology
900 Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Narepalem's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Infertility, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Phuong N Huynh, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
2101 S. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Phuong Huynh's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Huynh attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huynh include laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. Huynh honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. David A Nellessen, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; #108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Nellessen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Nellessen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Nellessen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Nellessen attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott I Tiplitsky, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 Rand Road; Suite 120
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Scott Tiplitsky is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Dr. Tiplitsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tiplitsky accepts.

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Dr. Michael L Paik, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; #108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Paik is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in da vinci surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paik takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Paik attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Paik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Clinical interests: Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. Helen C Ahn, MD
Specializes in Urology
880 W. Central Road; Suite 5200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Helen Ahn specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Ahn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ahn's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; #108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. James Kim, who practices in Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and radical cystectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Dr. Kim graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Kim's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Cystoscopy, Ureterolysis, Kidney Cancer, Advanced Endoscopy, Kidney Surgery, Radical Cystectomy, ... (Read 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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