We found 13 urologists near Reston, VA.

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

Dr. Maria Canter specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Dr. Canter's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Reston Hospital Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Nicholas Lailas is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Reston, VA, Leesburg, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. Dr. Lailas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and shock wave lithotripsy. He accepts MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Lailas's residency was performed 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lailas speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Virginia Hospital Center, and Reston Hospital Center.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Schenk's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Schenk's professional affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Virginia Hospital Center, and Reston Hospital Center. 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. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schenk is in-network for 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. Christopher Lawrence Starks, MD
Specializes in Urology
1860 Town Center Drive; 150
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Christopher Starks is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and vasectomy. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Starks obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital and Reston Hospital Center.

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

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

Dr. Chuck Pruna's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Pruna's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and ureteroscopy. He is an in-network provider for Optimum HealthCare, Cigna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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-New Jersey Medical School, and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Pruna has received professional recognition including the following: Ace Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. He is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Reston Hospital Center.

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

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 accepts the following insurance: Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. O'Connor has received the distinction of Fellow, American College of Surgery. His professional affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Reston Hospital Center.

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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' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bilowus include minimally invasive surgery, bladder problems, and laser treatment. Dr. Bilowus is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, and Sentara Potomac Hospital. 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. His training includes residency programs at UHS Wilson Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Bilowus a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bilowus include: President, Virginia Urology Society; School of Medicine Fifth Pathway, State University of New York; and Active Member, Virginia Urology Society.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Young's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Young accepts the following insurance: Cigna, Medicaid, and Medicare. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Young speaks Spanish.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Reston, VA. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Arnold accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Arnold's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her distinctions 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.

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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). Dr. Laurent has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Laurent trained at George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Laurent is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Reston Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Gary Fialk is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Fialk average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fialk honors. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Reston Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Katherine Khalifeh is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and colon & rectal surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Khalifeh attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Walter O'Brien sees patients in Leesburg, VA, Reston, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital. Dr. O'Brien is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. O'Brien is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency.

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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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