We found 5 urologists who accept Neighborhood Health Plan near East Setauket, NY.
Dr. Frank Darras is an urologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Darras takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Darras (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Transplant Procedures, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jason Kim is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urodynamics, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, ... (Read more)
Dr. John Fitzgerald is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzgerald include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzgerald takes. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. Dr. Fitzgerald's professional affiliations include Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile ... (Read more)
Dr. Alek Mishail works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Mishail attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Wasnick specializes in pediatric urology and practices in East Meadow, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Dr. Wasnick is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. These areas are among his clinical interests: enuresis (bed wetting), hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wasnick is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Stony Brook University Hospital.
Clinical interests: Circumcision, Ureter Problems, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, ... (Read more)
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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.