We found 11 urologists near Edmonds, WA.

Dr. Thomas Rand Pritchett, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
19116 33rd Avenue W.
Lynnwood, WA
 

Dr. Thomas Pritchett works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Seattle, WA and Lynnwood, WA. Patient ratings for Dr. Pritchett average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pritchett's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, radical cystectomy, and urinary diversion. He is affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. Dr. Pritchett is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Pritchett attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Radical Cystectomy, Urinary Diversion, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Timothy Roddy sees patients in Edmonds, WA and Mountlake Terrace, WA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roddy include amputation, partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. Dr. Roddy's professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Roddy is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Roddy attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and partial nephrectomy. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Jacoby is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Jacoby's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Michael Han works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Han average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Han include amputation, prostate abscess, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Han honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Han (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Thai. Dr. Han's professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Susan Walters, who practices in Mountlake Terrace, WA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Walters average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Walters's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. She is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center. She honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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

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

Dr. James Downey's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Downey's clinical interests: cancer surgery, partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. His professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Douglas Grier works as an urologist in Edmonds, WA. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Clinical interests for Dr. Grier include partial nephrectomy, prostate abscess, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Partial Nephrectomy, Prostate Abscess, Paralysis, Cystoscopy, Aspiration, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
21822 76th Avenue W
Edmonds, WA
 

Dr. John Maldazys is an Edmonds, WA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Maldazys studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Marco Salazar is an urologist in Edmonds, WA. His areas of expertise include the following: partial nephrectomy, prostate abscess, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Salazar honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Salazar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Partial Nephrectomy, Prostate Abscess, Paralysis, Cystoscopy, Aspiration, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Billy Vanasupa sees patients in Mountlake Terrace, WA and Mount Vernon, WA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Vanasupa is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
1117 Nw 201st Street
Shoreline, WA
 

Dr. Michael Stern is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of 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.