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We found 14 urologists who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near West Chester, PA.

Dr. Pierre Y Ghayad, MD
Specializes in Urology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Pierre Ghayad, who practices in Glen Mills, PA, Media, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Ghayad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghayad accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Urology, Main Line Today. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick, who practices in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Fitzpatrick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Fitzpatrick's practice is open to new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and State University of New York (SUNY) and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Specializes in Urology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Craig Landow is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Drexel Hill, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Landow is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Landow include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, female urologic disorders, and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Landow studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Landow has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Urology, Main Line Today.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Urology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Steven Salva specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Salva honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Salva has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Urology, Main Line Today. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Treatment

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

Dr. Donald Andersen is an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andersen is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Andersen attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Andersen has an open panel.

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Dr. George Dakwar, MD
Specializes in Urology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite G5
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. George Dakwar practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dakwar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Dakwar is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dakwar has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Urology, Main Line Today. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Testicular Cancer, 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' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins's practice is open to new patients. 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).

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

Dr. Ilene Wong specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Wong welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. William Merriam's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Merriam is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Merriam is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Aseem Shukla practices pediatric urology. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Shukla 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). He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hypospadias

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Specializes in Urology
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Tasian's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. Dr. Tasian is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zderic's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Hypospadias, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Deborah Ann Kulp-Hugues, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Kulp-Hugues' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kulp-Hugues average 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kulp-Hugues takes. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Kulp-Hugues attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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Specializes in Urology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Long works as an urologist in Philadelphia, PA and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Long's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and hypospadias. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Long has received the following distinction: Urologic Care Foundation (formerly AUA Foundation).

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urinary Stones, Urologic Cancer, Hypospadias

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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.