We found 13 urologists near Reston, VA.

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Dr. Nicholas George Lailas, MD
Specializes in Urology
1860 Town Center Drive; 150
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Nicholas Lailas' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lailas include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and shock wave lithotripsy. He accepts MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Lailas is affiliated with StoneSprings Hospital Center, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Virginia Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Pettit Canter, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
1830 Town Center Drive; Suite 306
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Maria Canter's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Canter is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canter's hospital/clinic affiliations include StoneSprings Hospital Center, Virginia Hospital Center, and Reston Hospital Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Canter attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Kevin Paul OConnor, MD
Specializes in Urology
1860 Town Center Drive; Suite 150
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Kevin O'Connor works as an urologist in Leesburg, VA, Lansdowne, VA, and Reston, VA. Dr. O'Connor's areas of expertise include infertility and bladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with StoneSprings Hospital Center, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Reston Hospital Center. He takes Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. O'Connor's medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Bladder Problems

Dr. Mark Lawrence Bilowus, MD
Specializes in Urology
1850 Town Center Parkway; Suite #409
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Mark Bilowus practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Reston, VA. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, bladder problems, and laser treatment. Dr. Bilowus's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bilowus honors. He graduated from 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 residency, Dr. Bilowus trained at UHS Wilson Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. He 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bilowus's professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, and Sentara Potomac Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Bladder Problems, Vasectomy, Laser Treatment, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Simon Schenk, MD
Specializes in Urology
1860 Town Center Drive; Suite G100
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Gregory Schenk works as an urologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schenk's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and shock wave lithotripsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include StoneSprings Hospital Center, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Schenk attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Schenk average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, Optimum HealthCare, and Cigna.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lee Young, MD
Specializes in Urology
1860 Town Center Drive; Suite 160
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Jennifer Young works as an urologist. Dr. Young is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include StoneSprings Hospital Center, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Young honors Cigna, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Janice Lee Arnold, MD
Specializes in Urology
1830 Town Ctr Drive; Suite 301
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Janice Arnold works as an urologist. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arnold is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Medicare. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Arnold has received include 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. Her professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Reston Hospital Center.

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Dr. Christopher Lawrence Starks, MD
Specializes in Urology
1860 Town Center Drive; 150
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Christopher Starks' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Starks include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and vasectomy. Dr. Starks's hospital/clinic affiliations include StoneSprings Hospital Center, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Starks attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Starks takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Cigna, and Aetna.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Vasectomy, Peyronie's Disease, Male Infertility

Dr. Alix Daniel D Laurent, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1860 Town Center Drive; Suite 180
Reston, VA
 

Dr. A. Laurent's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Laurent takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center.

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Dr. Chuck Guerrero Pruna, DO
Specializes in Urology
1860 Town Center Drive; 150
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Chuck Pruna, who practices in Reston, VA, Lansdowne, VA, and Leesburg, VA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pruna include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and ureteroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with StoneSprings Hospital Center, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Reston Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Optimum HealthCare, Cigna, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Ace Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Ureteroscopy, Cysts, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Winifred Khalifeh, MD
Specializes in Urology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1800 Town Center Drive; 311
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Katherine Khalifeh's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and colon & rectal surgery. She practices in Lansdowne, VA, Reston, VA, and Fairfax, VA. Her professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Khalifeh attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colonoscopy

Dr. Gary Stuart Fialk, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1860 Town Center Drive; Suite 180
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Gary Fialk's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Fialk at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Reston Hospital Center.

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Dr. Walter Meyer OBrien, MD
Specializes in Urology
1860 Town Center Drive; 150
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Walter O'Brien works as an urologist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. O'Brien takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. O'Brien completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital.

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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.

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