We found 6 urologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare Advantage Network near Dallas, TX.
Dr. Winston Webster is an urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Webster's clinical interests include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and sexual dysfunction. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Webster attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Webster is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Advanced Laparoscopy, Bladder Cancer, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Incontinence, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Matthew Shuford works as an urologist in Dallas, TX. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shuford's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Shuford completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, BPH - Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Cystocele, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Erectile ... (Read more)
Dr. Joshua Fine specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fine include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fine takes. Dr. Fine attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Advanced Laparoscopy, Bladder Cancer, Bladder Surgery, BPH - Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Erectile ... (Read more)
Dr. Eric Smith is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include robotic partial nephrectomy, kidney stones, and robotic prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer, Robotic Cystectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Steven Frost is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Dallas, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frost include kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Frost takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Frost speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urologist, Urology
Dr. Gregory Thoreson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Thoreson is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
Clinical interests: General Urology
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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.