We found 5 urologists who accept Neighborhood Health Plan near East Setauket, NY.
Dr. Frank Darras specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Darras include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Darras studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. Dr. Darras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.
Clinical interests: Adrenal Gland Diseases, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jason Kim is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Erectile Dysfunction-Impotence, ... (Read more)
Dr. John Fitzgerald is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Fitzgerald is affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He attended the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.
Clinical interests: Adrenal Gland Diseases, Adrenal Pheochromocytoma, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)
Dr. Alek Mishail's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mishail include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. Dr. Mishail is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Mishail completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Bladder Voiding, Dysfunction, BPH, Hematuria, Incontinence of Urine, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Wasnick's area of specialization is pediatric urology. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. These areas are among Dr. Wasnick's clinical interests: enuresis (bed wetting), hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wasnick is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Stony Brook University Hospital.
Clinical interests: Bedwetting, Circumcision, Enuresis, Hernia, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Pediatric Surgery, ... (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.