We found 6 urologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced HSA 3000 near Irving, TX.
Dr. Keith Xavier is an urologist in Arlington, TX and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Xavier is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, USMD Urology Associates of North Texas (UANT), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Xavier has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Xavier completed a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Lawrence Alter is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Irving, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. Dr. Alter is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alter trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urge Incontinence, Bladder ... (Read more)
Dr. Keith Waguespack is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Dr. Waguespack takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Waguespack attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Waguespack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. James Saalfield is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Irving, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Saalfield is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saalfield takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Dr. Marie-Blanche Tchetgen is an urologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Tchetgen attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence. Patients gave Dr. Tchetgen an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tchetgen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse
Dr. Keith Bloom is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include erectile dysfunction (impotence), laparoscopic surgery, and vasectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Bloom 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. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bloom is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.
Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Surgery
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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.