We found 9 urologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Gurnee, IL.
Dr. Nejd Alsikafi practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Alsikafi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gandhi include pelvic reconstructive surgery, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gandhi is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)
Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes sees patients in Chicago, IL, Wilmette, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric urology. In her practice, Dr. Yerkes focuses on neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder function test). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yerkes is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Yerkes is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)
Dr. Raza Khan practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending King Edward Medical University for medical school, Dr. Khan completed his residency training at VA Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, and Ohio State University Medical Center.
Dr. William Kaplan's area of specialization is pediatric urology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaplan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Brian Helfand's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Helfand include laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Helfand is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Helfand accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Sutchin Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He is open to new patients.
Dr. Robert Saffrin practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saffrin's clinical interests include genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and bladder infection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. 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.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Matkov is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Matkov accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matkov is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Matkov's medical residency was performed 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.