We found 9 urologists who accept Humana Bronze near Gurnee, IL.
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. He practices in Park City, IL, Forest, IL, and Woodstock, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and interstitial cystitis. Dr. Gandhi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gandhi trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Gandhi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Gandhi has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)
Dr. Nejd Alsikafi works as an urologist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yerkes include neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder function test). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Yerkes's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)
Dr. Brian Helfand is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Helfand's areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Helfand's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer
Dr. William Kaplan works as a pediatric urologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Kaplan's areas of clinical interest consist of neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaplan is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Kaplan trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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. Dr. Kaplan is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (Read more)
Dr. Raza Khan is an urologist in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Dr. Khan studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed residency programs at VA Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.
Dr. Sutchin Patel is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Patel is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Robert Saffrin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Saffrin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His clinical interests include genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Saffrin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. His practice is open to new patients.
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 is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. Dr. Matkov is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Matkov's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Matkov takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.