We found 6 urologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare Advantage Network near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Winston Scott Webster, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. W. Webster's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Webster is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Webster speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, Bladder Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Dawson Shuford, MD
Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Shuford is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Dallas, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Shuford is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shuford include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Shuford trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Kory Fine, MD
Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Fine works as an urologist in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Fine attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Fine is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Infertility, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Bryan Smith, MD
Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Eric Smith is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: robotic partial nephrectomy, kidney stones, and robotic prostatectomy. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Marshall Frost, MD
Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Frost's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Frost include kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and urinary incontinence. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Frost is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frost attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Gregory Robert Thoreson, MD
Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Thoreson practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Dallas, TX. Dr. Thoreson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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