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We found 7 urologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Irving, TX.

Dr. Keith Rohan Xavier, MD
Specializes in Urology
811 West Interstate Highway 20; Suite 114
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Keith Xavier specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Arlington, TX and Grapevine, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Xavier is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Xavier takes. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, USMD Urology Associates of North Texas (UANT), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Xavier has an open panel.

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Dr. Lawerence Joseph Alter, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 N State Highway; 161 Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Alter's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Alter is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Alter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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

Dr. James George Saalfield, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 N State Highway; 161 Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. James Saalfield is an urologist in Irving, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saalfield include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saalfield trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saalfield is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Keith Alan Waguespack, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 North State Highway; 161 Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Keith Waguespack's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Waguespack include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Waguespack is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Marie Blanche Nana Tchetgen, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 N State Highway; 161 Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Marie-Blanche Tchetgen, who practices in Arlington, TX and Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Tchetgen average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tchetgen has a special interest in vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Tchetgen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse

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Specializes in Urology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 325
Irving, TX
 

Dr. William Smith specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), bladder infection, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Las Colinas Medical Center. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones

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Specializes in Urology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Keith Bloom is an urologist in Irving, TX. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bloom's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), laparoscopic surgery, and vasectomy. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bloom is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Surgery

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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.