We found 9 urologists who accept Viant near Arlington Heights, IL.
Dr. Earl Cheng's specialty is pediatric urology. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cheng is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Randall Randazzo is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include prostate problems, cancer surgery, and microsurgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Randazzo 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 affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cancer Surgery, Partial Nephrectomy, Infertility, Microsurgery, Incontinence, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeffrey Norris specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Norris has indicated that his clinical interests include female urologic disorders and da vinci surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Norris trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Norris is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. David Nellessen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Arlington Heights, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nellessen is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Nellessen is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nellessen graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Nellessen trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Phuong Huynh is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huynh include laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Huynh attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Huynh's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery
Dr. Narendra Narepalem is an urologist. Dr. Narepalem has a special interest in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Narepalem's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Infertility, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Paik is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paik include da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Da Vinci Surgery
Dr. Helen Ahn's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ahn's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.
Dr. James Kim is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and radical cystectomy. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kim attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.
Clinical interests: Cystoscopy, Ureterolysis, Kidney Cancer, Advanced Endoscopy, Kidney Surgery, Radical Cystectomy, ... (Read more)
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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.