We found 9 urologists who accept Humana Bronze near Gurnee, IL.
Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Alsikafi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, who practices in Park City, IL, Woodstock, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gandhi attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is especially interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)
Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes' specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Yerkes graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Yerkes is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)
Dr. Raza Khan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at VA Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended King Edward Medical University for medical school.
Dr. William Kaplan practices pediatric urology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaplan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kaplan has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Brian Helfand specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Helfand focuses on laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. Dr. Helfand's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Helfand attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Sutchin Patel's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Robert Saffrin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Saffrin graduated from 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 he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and bladder infection. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. Dr. Saffrin has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Matkov specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Matkov is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Matkov is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Matkov's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Matkov is 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.