We found 11 urologists near Reston, VA.
Dr. Nicholas Lailas is an urologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lailas include bladder problems, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Lailas is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Virginia Hospital Center, and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Lailas is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lailas completed residency programs at Lahey Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lailas include: Ahepa Scholarship for Outstanding Scholastics and Academics, American Hellenic Association; Dean's List, University of Virginia; and Who's Who In Science. He is conversant in Greek.
Clinical interests: Bladder Problems, Imaging Procedures, Da Vinci Surgery, Urogynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Gregory Schenk is an urologist in Leesburg, VA, Reston, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Schenk has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Schenk is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Virginia Hospital Center.
Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. Chuck Pruna is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Reston, VA, Lansdowne, VA, and Leesburg, VA. He is conversant in Filipino. He has a special interest in bladder problems. Dr. Pruna is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pruna attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Pruna is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Ace Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
Clinical interests: Bladder Problems
Dr. Kevin O'Connor is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. O'Connor include bladder problems and infertility. He is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Surgery.
Clinical interests: Infertility, Bladder Problems
Dr. Christopher Starks' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in infertility. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Starks attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. Dr. Starks is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Clinical interests: Infertility
Dr. Janice Arnold practices urology (urinary tract disease). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arnold is in-network for Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; 1st Prize, Residents Scientific Research, Surgery, Surgery Dept, State University of New York; and Best of Reston Award. She is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.
Dr. Jennifer Young is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Leesburg, VA, Lansdowne, VA, and Reston, VA. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Young accepts Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Young is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Mark Bilowus is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Bilowus completed residency programs at UHS Wilson Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Bilowus has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, bladder problems, and laser treatment. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bilowus takes. Dr. Bilowus has received professional recognition including the following: President, Virginia Urology Society; School of Medicine Fifth Pathway, State University of New York; and Active Member, Virginia Urology Society. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bilowus is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, and Sentara Potomac Hospital.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Nutrition Issues, Bladder Problems, Ultrasound, Vasectomy, Laser ... (Read more)
Dr. Alix Laurent's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Laurent is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and GW Medical Faculty Associates. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Laurent's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Gary Fialk specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Reston, VA. Dr. Fialk is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and GW Medical Faculty Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Fialk's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.
Dr. Katherine Khalifeh practices urology (urinary tract disease) and colon & rectal surgery in Lansdowne, VA, Fairfax, VA, and Reston, VA. She is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Khalifeh attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colonoscopy
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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.