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We found 4 urologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Huntsville, TX.

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Dr. John George Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 Medical Ctr Parkway; Suite 600
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis practices urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Giannakis honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Giannakis is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Clinical interests: Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Glover Henry, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 Medical Ctr Parkway; Suite 600
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Henry's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: incontinence and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Henry obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Patient ratings for Dr. Henry average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Paul Richard Kenworthy, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 Medical Ctr Parkway; Suite 600
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Paul Kenworthy is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kenworthy's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic radical prostatectomy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kenworthy is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Michael Francis Graham Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
100 Medical Ctr Parkway; Suite 600
Huntsville, TX
 

Dr. Michael Graham's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Graham's areas of expertise include robotic radical prostatectomy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Graham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

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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.