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We found 38 urologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Elmhurst, IL.

Dr. Earl Yen-Hwa Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, 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. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Alsikafi completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Craig Alexander A Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Craig Smith's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mueller include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Mueller attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter Problems, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S Highland Av; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gopal Nand Gupta, MD
Specializes in Urology
715 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Gopal Gupta is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Gupta's clinical interests: robotic partial nephrectomy, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks French and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Cryosurgery, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Tumor, Penile ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, 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. Elizabeth Boettcher Yerkes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, 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. Alex Gorbonos, MD
Specializes in Urology
715 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Alex Gorbonos is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Hines, IL, Springfield, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Gorbonos trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Prostate Cancer

Dr. David Alan Hatch, MD
Specializes in Urology
300 North York Street
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. David Hatch works as an urologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hatch include urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney transplant. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Hatch's education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Hatch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Tract Infection, Kidney Transplant

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miocinovic's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. Dr. Miocinovic is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arif Humayun Agha, MD
Specializes in Urology
2425 W 22nd Street; Suite 201
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Arif Agha is an Oak Brook, IL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed Dr. Agha at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Agha is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron W Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urology
1801 S. Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jirschele takes. Dr. Jirschele is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Urinary Stones, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, 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. Marcus Lee Quek, MD
Specializes in Urology
715 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Marcus Quek specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Quek takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Tumor, Penile Cancer, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John S Wheeler Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. John Wheeler practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and urinary incontinence. Dr. Wheeler honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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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.