We found 9 urologists who accept Humana HMO near Gurnee, IL.
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi works as an urologist and urogynecologist. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gandhi's areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and interstitial cystitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)
Dr. Nejd Alsikafi sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: 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). Dr. Alsikafi graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Alsikafi completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)
Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is a specialist in pediatric urology. She works in Chicago, IL, Wilmette, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Yerkes include neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder function test). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed residency programs at VA Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He is open to new patients.
Dr. Brian Helfand specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Helfand's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Helfand attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Helfand is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer
Dr. William Kaplan is a specialist in pediatric urology. His clinical interests include neurogenic bladder. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaplan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kaplan attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. 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. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Sutchin Patel is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Robert Saffrin is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saffrin include genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saffrin is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of 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's training includes residency programs 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 medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Matkov accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Matkov performed Dr. Matkov's residency 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.