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

Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick practices urology (urinary tract disease) in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He has a special interest in warts, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzpatrick accepts. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Fitzpatrick is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Craig Landow, who practices in Drexel Hill, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Landow has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, female urologic disorders, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landow honors. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. 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

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

Dr. Pierre Ghayad practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Glen Mills, PA, Media, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Ghayad a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Urology, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Ghayad speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. Dr. Ghayad welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Kenneth Collins specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Collins attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Steven Salva specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Drexel Hill, PA, Media, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Salva performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Urology, Main Line Today. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Salva's office for an appointment.

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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 urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include warts, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Andersen takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Andersen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Andersen has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He 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. 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) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Dakwar's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Dakwar attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Urology, Main Line Today. Dr. Dakwar is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Testicular Cancer, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Urology
1300 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Kulp-Hugues' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Kulp-Hugues is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Kulp-Hugues performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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Dr. Aseem Ravindra Shukla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Aseem Shukla specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Philadelphia, PA, Exton, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shukla honors. Dr. Shukla is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shukla is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hypospadias

Dr. Stephen Anthony Zderic, MD
Specializes in Urology
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Zderic's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Zderic is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zderic obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Zderic is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Hypospadias, Reconstructive Surgery

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, Paoli, PA, and Coatesville, PA. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wong honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Gregory Edward Tasian, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Tasian works as an urologist. Dr. Tasian is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tasian takes.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney Stones

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

Dr. William Merriam is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Merriam include warts. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Merriam obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Merriam has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Warts

Dr. Christopher Joseph Long, MD
Specializes in Urology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Long is an urologist. 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). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Long takes. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He 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.

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