We found 7 urologists near Rock Hill, SC.
Dr. Thomas Douglas' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Douglas's professional affiliations include Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Douglas welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Women's Issues
Dr. Wilbur Livingston practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Livingston include incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Livingston attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Impotency, Incontinence
Dr. Christian Magura is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Rock Hill, SC, Fort Mill, SC, and Lancaster, SC. Dr. Magura attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Magura accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.
Dr. Terry Ezell is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ezell is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for his residency. He has a special interest in cancer. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ezell accepts. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.
Clinical interests: Cancer
Dr. Curtis Matthews sees patients in Rock Hill, SC, Fort Mill, SC, and Lancaster, SC. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Matthews is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Matthews is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.
Dr. David Wright works as an urologist. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Wright's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Wright's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.
Dr. Albert Leroy works as an urologist in Rock Hill, SC. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Dr. Leroy graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He takes Medicare insurance.
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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.