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We found 9 urologists who accept Health Alliance Plan near Dearborn, MI.

Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 315
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya works as an urologist in Livonia, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muzammil M Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Urology
2421 Monroe Street; #200
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Muzammil Ahmed practices urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Dr. Richard Charles Sarle, MD
Specializes in Urology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 315
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Richard Sarle's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sarle's areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarle honors. Dr. Sarle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Triest, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Triest, who practices in Dearborn, MI and Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Dr. Triest is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Triest's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Louis Cher, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Michael Cher is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cher include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Cher is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and McLaren Health Care. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Cher attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nivedita Dhar, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Female Urology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Nivedita Dhar's medical specialty is urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and female urology. Dr. Dhar is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Clinical interests for Dr. Dhar include bladder cancer, neurogenic bladder, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Dhar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dhar (or staff) speaks German, French, and Hindi. She is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Interstitial Cystitis, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Lucas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Steven Lucas, who practices in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Farmington, MI, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lucas include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. Dr. Lucas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lucas graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Wayne Kowalsky, MD
Specializes in Urology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 315
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Steven Kowalsky is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Trenton, MI and Dearborn, MI. These areas are among Dr. Kowalsky's clinical interests: prostate problems, endourologic procedures, and sexual dysfunction. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kowalsky honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kowalsky is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Urinary Tract Problems, Endourologic Procedures, Sexual Dysfunction, Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard, Suite 315; Oakwood Dearborn Medical Park
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Wassim Bazzi's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bazzi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Bazzi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Penile Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, Prostate ... (Read more)

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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.