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We found 20 urologists who accept Blue Choice near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Jonathan Mark Vapnek, MD
Specializes in Urology
229 East 79th Street; 1st Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Vapnek practices urology (urinary tract disease) in New York, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vapnek graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Vapnek (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and French. Dr. Vapnek has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence

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Dr. Jonathan Nicholas Lazare, MD
Specializes in Urology
326 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Lazare specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lazare's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, incontinence, and infertility. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Westchester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lazare (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Lazare is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Incontinence, Vasectomy Reversal, Kidney Cancer, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Steven Michael Tillem, MD
Specializes in Urology
31-19 Newtown Avenue; Suite 801
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Steven Tillem is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Astoria, NY. Dr. Tillem (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tillem include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Tillem trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Urinary Stones, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Wayne Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Urology, Thoracic Surgery
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Lee attended Indiana University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Lee speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: X-Rays

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Dr. Gary Blaine Loden, MD
Specializes in Urology
355 Ovington Avenue; Suite 200
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gary Loden is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loden include biopsy, vasectomy, and circumcision. Dr. Loden honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Loden is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Vasectomy, Biopsy

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Dr. Jeffrey Joseph Sandhaus, MD
Specializes in Urology
31 Avenue; 36-01
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sandhaus works as an urologist. In addition to English, Dr. Sandhaus (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Sandhaus is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Sandhaus highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Ivan Grunberger, MD
Specializes in Urology
1 Prospect Park West; Suite C
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ivan Grunberger sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Grunberger is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Grunberger has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Grunberger (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Grunberger is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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Dr. Roberto Esteban Granato Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
40-46 75th Street
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Roberto Granato is an urologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Granato's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Metropolitan Hospital Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Granato takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Granato obtained his medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Granato (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek.

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Dr. Ivan Colon, MD
Specializes in Urology
Brooklyn Urology, P.c.; One Prospect Park West
Suite C, NY
 

Dr. Ivan Colon is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave Dr. Colon an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and vaginal prolapse. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Colon (or staff) speaks Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lee Cheng Zhao, MD
Specializes in Urology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lee Zhao practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zhao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zhao is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Hypospadias, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Payam Hakimian, MD
Specializes in Urology
953 49th Street; Suite 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Payam Hakimian is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Hakimian is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hakimian include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Hakimian (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Persian. Dr. Hakimian is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Prostate Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Ross Birns, MD
Specializes in Urology
157 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Douglas Birns is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birns honors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Birns is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
1 Prospect Park W; Suite C
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Brent Yanke's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yanke include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Dr. Yanke honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Dillon, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
58a East 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Dillon specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Dillon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dillon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Edward Zoltan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1 Prospect Park W; Suite C
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Edward Zoltan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zoltan's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Zoltan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zoltan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Neuro-Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
31 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Rubin is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Rubin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rubin completed a residency program at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Yiddish.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (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.