We found 12 urologists near Reston, VA.
Dr. Maria Canter is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Canter attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Canter is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.
Dr. Nicholas Lailas is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Reston, VA, Leesburg, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Lailas is rated highly by his patients. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lailas honors. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lailas completed his residency training at Lahey Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Ahepa Scholarship for Outstanding Scholastics and Academics, American Hellenic Association; Dean's List, University of Virginia; and Who's Who In Science. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Lailas's professional affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Virginia Hospital Center, and Reston Hospital Center.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)
Dr. Gregory Schenk is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Schenk average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schenk's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and shock wave lithotripsy. Optimum HealthCare, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schenk honors. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Schenk performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Virginia Hospital Center.
Clinical interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Christopher Starks sees patients in Leesburg, VA, Reston, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Starks include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and vasectomy. He honors MultiPlan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Starks trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Clinical interests: Infertility, Vasectomy, Peyronie's Disease, Male Infertility
Dr. Chuck Pruna works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and ureteroscopy. Dr. Pruna is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Optimum HealthCare, Cigna, and Humana. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pruna has received the following distinction: Ace Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Ureteroscopy, Cysts, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Kevin O'Connor's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder problems and infertility. He honors Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. O'Connor attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Surgery. Dr. O'Connor is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus.
Clinical interests: Infertility, Bladder Problems
Dr. Jennifer Young's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Young accepts the following insurance: Cigna, Medicaid, and Medicare. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Mark Bilowus specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bilowus obtained his medical school training at 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 and performed his residency at UHS Wilson Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bilowus include minimally invasive surgery, bladder problems, and laser treatment. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bilowus has received the following distinctions: President, Virginia Urology Society; School of Medicine Fifth Pathway, State University of New York; and Active Member, Virginia Urology Society. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, and Sentara Potomac Hospital.
Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Bladder Problems, Vasectomy, Laser Treatment, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Janice Arnold is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Reston, VA. Patient ratings for Dr. Arnold average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Medicare, and more. 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 distinctions including 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. Dr. Arnold is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.
Dr. A. Laurent's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Laurent is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and GW Medical Faculty Associates. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center for residency.
Dr. Gary Fialk is an urologist in Reston, VA. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Fialk attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and GW Medical Faculty Associates.
Dr. Katherine Khalifeh is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and colon & rectal surgery. She works in Fairfax, VA, Lansdowne, VA, and Reston, VA. She accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Khalifeh trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Khalifeh is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.
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.