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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Other
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Kristian Novakovic is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Novakovic focuses on computer assisted surgery (CAS) and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Novakovic honors. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Novakovic trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey P Norris, MD
Specializes in Urology
1450 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Norris practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include female urologic disorders and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Norris attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Norris completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Norris has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Urology
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Jaclyn Milose's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Milose graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Gordon R Gluckman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1450 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gordon Gluckman is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Des Plaines, IL and Buffalo Grove, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gluckman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gluckman include laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gluckman graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Urology
1450 Busch Parkway; Suite 135
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem is an urologist. He has a special interest in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Narepalem is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Narepalem's 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. Scott I Tiplitsky, MD
Specializes in Urology
1450 Busch Parkway; Suite 135
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Scott Tiplitsky specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Tiplitsky is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tiplitsky takes. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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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