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We found 5 urologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Michael Wayne Lee MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease), Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery
4802 10TH Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 283-7742

Dr. Michael Lee is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. His residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laboratory Facility in Office/Building, X-Ray in office / building

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Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
1 Prospect Park W; Suite C
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 230-7788

Dr. Angelish Kumar's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass female urologic disorders. Dr. Kumar honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Columbia Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Female Urology

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Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), Urologic Oncology
1275 York Avenue H-1206; MSKCC - Department of Urology
New York, NY
(212) 639-7537

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spaliviero include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero accepts HealthSmart, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Adrenal Gland Diseases, Adrenal Pheochromocytoma, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Sovrin M Shah MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
10 Union Square East; Suite 3A
New York, NY
(212) 844-8926

Dr. Sovrin Shah's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
10 Union Square East; Suite 3A
New York, NY
(718) 377-3775; (718) 382-2214

Dr. Stephen Teitelbaum specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Teitelbaum average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Teitelbaum accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Teitelbaum (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian.

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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.