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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's specialty is pediatric urology. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Orihuela's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orihuela is 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 specializes in general surgery and pediatric urology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Radhakrishnan has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Radhakrishnan is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. J. Nicholas Nicholas Sreshta, MD
Specializes in Urology
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. J. Sreshta's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sreshta is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Joseph Sonstein is an urologist in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Angleton, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Sonstein attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sonstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Stephen Bentley Williams, MD
Specializes in Urology
2240 Gulf Freeway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Williams, who practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Angleton, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Williams completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson attended medical school at 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, who practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Angleton, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Roberts obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Roberts is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.