We found 13 urologists who accept Cigna Connect HMO near Shenandoah, TX.

Dr. Steven Wayne Sukin, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Steven Sukin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sukin graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sukin trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include male infertility, robotic radical prostatectomy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sukin's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Penner Thomas Schraudenbach, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Penner Schraudenbach is an urologist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Schraudenbach's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Don Louis Berardinucci, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Don Berardinucci's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berardinucci takes. He studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Berardinucci speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Infertility, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Lithotripsy

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Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Howard Lippman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lippman is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lippman graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University Health System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems

Dr. John George Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis practices urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Giannakis takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Glover Henry, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Henry is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Shenandoah, TX, Conroe, TX, and Huntsville, TX. Dr. Henry is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass incontinence and prostate cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Michael Francis Graham Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Michael Graham practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Kingwood, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Huntsville, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Graham has a special interest in robotic radical prostatectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Graham average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Paul Richard Kenworthy, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Paul Kenworthy is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Shenandoah, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He has a special interest in robotic radical prostatectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kenworthy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Ajay Kwatra, MD
Specializes in Urology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 104
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ajay Kwatra's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kwatra's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Kwatra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Urodynamic Testing, Kidney Stones, Cancer, Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Brenda Tharian, MD
Specializes in Urology
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 107
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brenda Tharian's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Tharian attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tharian takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Tharian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Miguel Angel Mercado, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Mercado's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mercado is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Texas Oncology. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Samir Pradeep Shirodkar, MD
Specializes in Urology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 104
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Samir Shirodkar is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Conroe, TX. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Shirodkar attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shirodkar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Robert Chan is an urologist in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Chan has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. Dr. Chan is a graduate of Vanderbilt University 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.