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We found 9 urologists who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Exton, PA.

Dr. Donald Herbert Andersen, MD
Specializes in Urology
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Donald Andersen sees patients in West Chester, PA, Paoli, PA, and Coatesville, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Andersen include warts, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He 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 accepts. Dr. Andersen has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in Urology
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Fitzpatrick's areas of expertise include warts, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Fitzpatrick graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and State University of New York (SUNY) and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kenneth Patrick Collins, MD
Specializes in Urology
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Collins is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. After attending 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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Collins is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Aseem Shukla is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Philadelphia, PA, Exton, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shukla is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hypospadias

Dr. Ilene Yi-Zhen Wong, MD
Specializes in Urology
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Ilene Wong sees patients in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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Dr. Deborah Ann Kulp-Hugues, MD
Specializes in Urology
1450 E. Boot Road; Suite 600b
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Kulp-Hugues is a West Chester, PA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Kulp-Hugues is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kulp-Hugues takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kulp-Hugues trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency.

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Specializes in Urology
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Tasian specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Tasian's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Tasian is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney Stones

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Specializes in Urology
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Zderic is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Zderic attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Zderic has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Hypospadias, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. William G Merriam, MD
Specializes in Urology
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. William Merriam works as an urologist. Dr. Merriam has a special interest in warts. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Merriam is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Warts

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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.