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Specializes in Urology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 21
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Dr. Fitzpatrick is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include warts, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Fitzpatrick is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Cysts, Kidney Stones, Renal Artery Stenosis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Kenneth Patrick Collins, MD
Specializes in Urology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 21
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Collins' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Collins is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Collins completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Herbert Andersen, MD
Specializes in Urology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 21
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Donald Andersen works as an urologist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Dr. Andersen attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Andersen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andersen takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Andersen welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cysts, Sleep Disorders, Kidney Stones, Da Vinci Surgery, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ilene Yi-Zhen Wong, MD
Specializes in Urology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 21
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Ilene Wong's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Wong is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Dr. William G Merriam, MD
Specializes in Urology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 202
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. William Merriam is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Merriam include warts. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Merriam is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Merriam's medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.

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