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

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Dr. William Alfred Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 325
Irving, TX
 

Dr. William Smith is an urologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), bladder infection, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Southlake, and Medical City Las Colinas. He is open to new patients.

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

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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Xavier is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Xavier's professional affiliations include Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington, USMD Urology Associates of North Texas (UANT), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Saalfield's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saalfield's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Las Colinas.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

Dr. Marie Tchetgen's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: labiaplasty, vaginal prolapse, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Tchetgen is professionally affiliated with Medical City Las Colinas. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Alter is an urologist in Irving, TX. Dr. Alter's clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Las Colinas, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Alter's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Keith Waguespack is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Irving, TX and Arlington, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Waguespack include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Las Colinas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Waguespack studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Specializes in Urology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Keith Bloom works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), laparoscopic surgery, and vasectomy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Bloom is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bloom is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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