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Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
5700 Cooper Foster Park Road; Mail Code LN20
Lorain, OH

Dr. Luay Susan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Susan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Susan include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Hamot Medical Center, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Susan speaks Afrikaans.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive surgery, urology, bladder cancer, enlarged prostate, kidney stones, neurogenic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Transplant Surgery, Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
5700 Cooper Foster Park Road
Lorain, OH

Dr. Shih-Chieh Chueh's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. He is conversant in Chinese. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, pelvic cancer, and partial nephrectomy. Dr. Chueh is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. He trained at National Taiwan University Hospital for residency. Dr. Chueh has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Clinical interests: urologic robotic and laparoscopic surgery; kidney transplantation, Benign Prostate Surgery, Bladder ... (Read more)

Christopher Adam Haas MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
3600 Kolbe Road; Suite #203
Lorain, OH
(440) 960-4522

Dr. Christopher Haas is an urologist in Lorain, OH, Oberlin, OH, and Sheffield Village, OH. Dr. Haas studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haas honors. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Kurt H Dinchman MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
3600 Kolbe Road; Suite 203
Lorain, OH
(440) 960-4522; (440) 282-5522

Dr. Kurt Dinchman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Dinchman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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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.