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Dr. Earl Yen-Hwa Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Earl Cheng is a pediatric urologist. Dr. Cheng is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng takes. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cheng attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
820 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu's specialty is pediatric urology. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Liu's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward "ted" M. Schaeffer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Schaeffer practices urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, Dr. Schaeffer focuses on benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cancer screening, and prostate cancer. Dr. Schaeffer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schaeffer attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schaeffer is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Screening, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer

Dr. William John Catalona, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Catalona is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Catalona has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), genetic issues, and prostate cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Catalona is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Catalona's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Surgery, Genetic Issues, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Emilie Katherine Johnson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Emilie Johnson is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Her areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Viant, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Vesicoureteral Reflux, Urologic Disorders, Hypospadias, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2300 Children's Plaza; Box 24
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patients gave Dr. Lindgren an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Egon Eggener, MD
Specializes in Urology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Scott Eggener's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Eggener's areas of expertise include testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: MRI, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Laser Ablation, Urologic Disorders, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Boettcher Yerkes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is a specialist in pediatric urology. She works in Chicago, IL, Wilmette, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Yerkes include neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder function test). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yerkes is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Gregory Thomas Bales, MD
Specializes in Urology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bales' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in cystocele (bladder prolapse), female urologic disorders, and incontinence. Dr. Bales has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arieh Lieb Shalhav, MD
Specializes in Urology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arieh Shalhav is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and prostate cancer. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Shalhav attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Sheba Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shalhav speaks Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Todd Helfand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
303 E Chicago Avenue; Department of Urology, Tarry Building 16-703
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brian Helfand specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Helfand's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Helfand attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Helfand is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 24 - Urology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan is a specialist in pediatric urology. His clinical interests include neurogenic bladder. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaplan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kaplan attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Kaplan has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Mohan Saheb Gundeti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohan Gundeti's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Gundeti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. After attending Shivaji University for medical school, Dr. Gundeti completed his residency training at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Ureter Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Nelson E Bennett Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nelson Bennett is an urologist in Chicago, IL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett honors. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bennett include: American Urological Association Foundation Scholar and .. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bennett is accepting new patients.

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Dr. John Chance Hairston, MD
Specializes in Urology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Hairston specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery, vaginal prolapse, and incontinence. Dr. Hairston honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hairston is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Genitourinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gong include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Gong attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Gong is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Consultation, Urologic ... (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.