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Dr. Michael Young Han, MD
Specializes in Urology
19401 40th Avenue West; Suite 230
Lynnwood, WA
 

Dr. Michael Han, who practices in Lynnwood, WA, Kirkland, WA, and Seattle, WA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Han is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Han include amputation, prostate abscess, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Medical Centers (Washington) - First Hill. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Han attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Han (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Thai.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan J. S. Schwaegler, MD
Specializes in Urology
6005 244th Street Sw; Suite 111
Mountlake Terrace, WA
 

Dr. Susan Walters is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Mountlake Terrace, WA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walters include rectocele (posterior prolapse), partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. She honors Medicare insurance. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy M Roddy, MD
Specializes in Urology
21822 76th Avenue W
Edmonds, WA
 

Dr. Timothy Roddy is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roddy studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Clinical interests for Dr. Roddy include amputation, partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. Patient ratings for Dr. Roddy average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Roddy is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas H Grier, MD
Specializes in Urology
21822 76th Avenue W
Edmonds, WA
 

Dr. Douglas Grier is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grier include partial nephrectomy, uroflowmetry, and post void residual study. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. Dr. Grier is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Downey, MD
Specializes in Urology
6005 244th Street Sw; Suite 111
Mountlake Terrace, WA
 

Dr. James Downey works as an urologist. Dr. Downey is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Downey trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. Dr. Downey accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Karny Jacoby, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
6005 244th Street Sw; Suite 111
Mountlake Terrace, WA
 

Dr. Karny Jacoby is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacoby include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and partial nephrectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacoby is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Jacoby attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marco A Salazar, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
21822 76th Avenue W
Edmonds, WA
 

Dr. Marco Salazar is an urologist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: partial nephrectomy, uroflowmetry, and post void residual study. Dr. Salazar is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Salazar is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stent, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
6005 244th Street Sw; Suite 111
Mountlake Terrace, WA
 

Dr. Billy Vanasupa practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vanasupa is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
21822 76th Avenue W
Edmonds, WA
 

Dr. John Maldazys practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Maldazys takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
1117 Nw 201st Street
Shoreline, WA
 

Dr. Michael Stern is a Shoreline, WA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stern attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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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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