We found 9 urologists who accept Humana Bronze near Gurnee, IL.

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Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
351 S. Greenleaf Avenue; Suite E
Park City, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. He practices in Park City, IL, Forest, IL, and Woodstock, IL. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gandhi attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gandhi has indicated that his clinical interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and interstitial cystitis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Gandhi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
3 S Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Alsikafi attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Alsikafi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Boettcher Yerkes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
36100 N. Brookside Drive; Suite 504
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is a pediatric urologist in Chicago, IL, Wilmette, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test). Dr. Yerkes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yerkes's hospital/clinic 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.

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

Dr. Raza Mohd Khan, MD
Specializes in Urology
3 S Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Raza Khan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Khan is open to new patients. He attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at VA Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
36100 N. Brookside Drive; Suite 504
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Patients gave Dr. Kaplan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kaplan attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Todd Helfand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Brian Helfand's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Glenview, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Chicago, IL. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. Dr. Helfand's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Helfand speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Sutchin R Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
3 S Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Sutchin Patel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Robert S Saffrin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3 S Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Robert Saffrin works as an urologist in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Saffrin takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing 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 performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas George Matkov, MD
Specializes in Urology
45 Tower Court; Suite C
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Matkov's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Matkov completed Dr. Matkov's residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Matkov honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Matkov is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha.

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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.

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