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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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Vapnek average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vapnek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing 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), Dr. Vapnek attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Vapnek (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence

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

Dr. Jonathan Lazare is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, incontinence, and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lazare honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Lazare (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Lazare 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Tillem average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tillem include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tillem is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Tillem (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing 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 medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Lee is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Loden obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: biopsy, vasectomy, and circumcision. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is professionally 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, who practices in Astoria, NY, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sandhaus attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Sandhaus (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Sandhaus 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Grunberger include robotic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grunberger takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Grunberger obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Grunberger (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Granato is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). For his residency, Dr. Granato trained at New York Hospital Queens, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Granato (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Metropolitan Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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). The average patient rating for Dr. Colon is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and vaginal prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colon takes. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Colon has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Colon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. Dr. Colon is 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zhao's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Zhao takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Zhao attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Zhao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Hakimian accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Hakimian (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Persian.

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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' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Birns graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birns honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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 area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Yanke's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Yanke is 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
58a East 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Dillon is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Dillon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
31 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Rubin sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Edward Zoltan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zoltan include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and incontinence. Patients gave Dr. Zoltan an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zoltan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian. Dr. Zoltan is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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