We found 9 urologists who accept Humana Bronze near Gurnee, IL.
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. He works in Park City, IL, Forest, IL, and Woodstock, IL. His clinical interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and interstitial cystitis. Dr. Gandhi is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Gandhi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)
Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Alsikafi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsikafi include 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). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Alsikafi is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Alsikafi completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)
Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes' area of specialization is pediatric urology. Her education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder function test). Dr. Yerkes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional 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.
Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)
Dr. Raza Khan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Khan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Before completing his residency at VA Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. The average patient rating for Dr. Khan is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is open to new patients.
Dr. Brian Helfand, who practices in Glenview, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Helfand's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Helfand takes. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Helfand is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer
Dr. William Kaplan is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurogenic bladder. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaplan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, Dr. Kaplan is not currently accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Sutchin Patel works as an urologist in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Lindenhurst, IL. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Robert Saffrin is an urologist. Dr. Saffrin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Saffrin include genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. Dr. Saffrin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Matkov's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Matkov graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Matkov's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Matkov takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Matkov is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha.
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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.