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We found 17 urologists who accept CIGNA HMO near Des Plaines, IL.

Dr. Earl Yen-Hwa Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1675 Dempster Street; Yachtman Pavillion, Lutheran General Yachtman Office
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Earl Cheng specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Chicago, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Cheng's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cheng has received the following distinction: 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. Dr. Cheng is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2600 Patriot Boulevard; Suite #j
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Boettcher Yerkes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes sees patients in Chicago, IL, Wilmette, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric urology. In her practice, Dr. Yerkes focuses on neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder function test). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yerkes is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Yerkes is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan's area of specialization is pediatric urology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaplan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Norris is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include female urologic disorders and da vinci surgery. Dr. Norris takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Norris has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Gordon Gluckman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gluckman include laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. Gluckman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Gluckman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Max Maizels, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Urology
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Max Maizels practices pediatric surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Maizels a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Maizels attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Maizels has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Daniel H Piazza, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Piazza practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piazza takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Piazza attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. David Nellessen's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nellessen include bladder surgery, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Nellessen is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sarah C Flury, MD
Specializes in Urology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Flury's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Flury is especially interested in urinary stones. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Flury trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Flury's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones

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

Dr. Narendra Narepalem practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narepalem include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Narepalem performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Thomas Lc Cottrell Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2 W Talcott Road; Suite 11
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Cottrell is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Cottrell average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cottrell is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Phuong Huynh specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Arlington Heights, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. Huynh is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Huynh attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

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

Dr. Scott Tiplitsky practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Tiplitsky a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency.

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Dr. Helen C Ahn, MD
Specializes in Urology
2101 S. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 108
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Helen Ahn is an urologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Ahn accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. Michael L Paik, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2101 S. Arlington Heights Road; #105
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Paik specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paik include da vinci surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paik takes. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Paik completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Paik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Da Vinci Surgery

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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.