We found 9 urologists who accept Humana HMO near Gurnee, IL.
Dr. Nejd Alsikafi is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alsikafi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Adrenal Cancer, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Urinary ... (Read more)
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Dr. Gandhi's areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gandhi attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Icelandic, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Gandhi's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Centegra Health System. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Bladder Control, Hysterectomy Alternatives, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Organ ... (Read more)
Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes' specialty is pediatric urology. In her practice, Dr. Yerkes focuses on neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder function test). 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 obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yerkes's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Pediatric Urology, Disorders of Sex Development, Genitourinary Reconstruction Surgery, Neurogenic ... (Read more)
Dr. Raza Khan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khan is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center and Ohio State University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel.
Dr. William Kaplan is a pediatric urologist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kaplan is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Pediatric Urology, Neurourology, Genital Reconstruction, Neurogenic bladder, genital/urinary tract ... (Read more)
Dr. Brian Helfand's medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave Dr. Helfand a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Helfand's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: Prostate Cancer, Laparoscopy
Dr. Sutchin Patel practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Robert Saffrin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Saffrin include genitourinary reconstruction, prostate problems, and bladder infection. Dr. Saffrin is affiliated with Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. 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, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Saffrin average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Bladder Function/Disease, Bladder Infections, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Reconstructive ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Matkov specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Matkov obtained Dr. Matkov's medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed Dr. Matkov's residency at Rush University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matkov accepts. 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.