We found 5 urologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Buffalo Grove, IL.
Dr. Israel Berger is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Berger completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berger include bladder surgery, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berger takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeffrey Norris is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Dr. Norris's areas of clinical interest consist of female urologic disorders and da vinci surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Norris has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. Gordon Gluckman sees patients in Des Plaines, IL and Buffalo Grove, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Gluckman's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gluckman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. Narendra Narepalem sees patients in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Narepalem at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency 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. Scott Tiplitsky is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tiplitsky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Tiplitsky is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
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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.