We found 11 urologists near Edmonds, WA.
Dr. Thomas Pritchett's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, radical cystectomy, and urinary diversion. Dr. Pritchett is affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. Dr. Pritchett is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Seattle Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Radical Cystectomy, Urinary Diversion, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Michael Han's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Han's areas of expertise include the following: no-scalpel vasectomy, da vinci surgery, and urinary stones. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Han (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Thai. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Vasectomy, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Da Vinci Surgery
Dr. Timothy Roddy, who practices in Edmonds, WA and Mountlake Terrace, WA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Roddy is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Roddy is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Sexual Dysfunction
Dr. Karny Jacoby sees patients in Mountlake Terrace, WA. Her medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacoby include bladder cancer, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and cancer surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacoby is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Rectocele, Cancer Surgery, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)
Dr. Susan Walters, who practices in Mountlake Terrace, WA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and pelvic pain. Dr. Walters's professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Walters attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Walters is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Rectocele, Botox Injection, Nutrition Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)
Dr. James Downey is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Mountlake Terrace, WA. These areas are among Dr. Downey's clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and stent placement (stenting). He accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Downey is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Men's Health Issues, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)
Dr. Douglas Grier's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Grier completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Billy Vanasupa practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Mountlake Terrace, WA and Mount Vernon, WA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vanasupa honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Marco Salazar is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, ureter problems, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Salazar is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He takes Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Urologic Cancer, Ureter Problems, Biopsy, ... (Read more)
Dr. John Maldazys is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Maldazys studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
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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.