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We found 7 urologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near League City, TX.

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Dr. Eduardo Orihuela, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Orihuela is a pediatric urology specialist in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Orihuela average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Ravi S Radhakrishnan, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Urology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan's medical specialty is general surgery and pediatric urology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Radhakrishnan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Radhakrishnan attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Radhakrishnan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Joseph Sonstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Sonstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Sonstein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Sonstein is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Urology
2060 Space Park Boulevard; Suite 412
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Robinson is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Robyn Liane Crowell, MD
Specializes in Urology
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. Robyn Roberts specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Urology
2240 Gulf Freeway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Williams specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Williams graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Urology
450 Blossom Street; Suite C
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Sreshta, who practices in Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sreshta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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.