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We found 95 urologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

Dr. Richard Edward Link Jr., BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Link is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Link's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Link accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Link welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Scott Svatek, BA, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1515 Holcombe
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Svatek is an urologic oncology specialist. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Svatek performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Mohit Khera, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohit Khera sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khera's areas of clinical interest consist of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Khera completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Low Testosterone, Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility

Dr. Seth Paul Lerner, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seth Lerner is an oncologist and urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lerner obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Coburn, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Coburn practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coburn honors. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coburn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coburn's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Endoscopy, Neuro-Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dov Kadmon, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dov Kadmon is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests encompass bladder cancer, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Kadmon attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Kadmon is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kadmon honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ouida Lenaine Westney, MD
Specializes in Urology
6431 Fannin Street; #6.018
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ouida Westney specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests encompass incontinence. Dr. Westney's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence

Dr. R. Emmett Emmett McDonald, MD
Specializes in Urology
1740 West 27th Street; Suite 315
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert McDonald is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonald include bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Dr. McDonald accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDonald attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Felipe Nery Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Felipe Flores-Sandoval is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Flores-Sandoval is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Flores-Sandoval's clinical interests include bladder cancer, adolescent issues, and laser treatment. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Flores-Sandoval has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Flores-Sandoval welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Ann Delhey, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Delhey practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Delhey attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Delhey is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Delhey speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Stents, Kidney Problems, Ureteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Jones, MS, BA, MD
Specializes in Urology, Aerospace Medicine
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jones is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and aerospace medicine. In his practice, Dr. Jones focuses on urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Centura Health, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Jones attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Jones accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer

Dr. Benjamin Ethan Dillon, MD
Specializes in Urology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Dillon's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dillon's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Francis Iii Ward III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Ward's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Ward is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Ward attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ward include: Young Investigator Scholarship, Academy of Molecular Imaging; Vice-President, Sophomore Medical Class, Georgetown University; and the University of Notre Dame Honors Program, University of Notre Dame.

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Dr. Steven Eric Canfield, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Canfield's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Canfield's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic radical prostatectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Canfield is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Penile Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Kidney Stones, Cancer, Robotic Radical ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Gillespie Iii Smith III, MD
Specializes in Urology
6410 Fannin; Suite 420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Smith is an urologist. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Dr. Christopher Patrick Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Smith works as an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Neuro-Urologic Disorders

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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.