We found 8 urologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Downey, CA.

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Dr. Ernest Harmen Agatstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; #508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Agatstein sees patients in Inglewood, CA and Downey, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Agatstein include female urologic disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Agatstein average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agatstein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Agatstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Clinical interests: Female Urologic Disorders

Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; #508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Paletz is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Paletz is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Paletz include sexual health issues. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Paletz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Paletz speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sexual Health Issues

Specializes in Urology
3628 E Imperial Highway; #201
Lynwood, CA
 

Dr. Manish Mehta is an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, Dr. Mehta attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Umakant M Khetan, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
101 East Beverly Boulevard; Suite 401
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Umakant Khetan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khetan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC), and Adventist Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Khetan attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
13132 Studebaker Road; Suite 10
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley works as an urologist in Lakewood, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Norwalk, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Perley average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; #508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Aynehchi's clinical interests include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aynehchi honors. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aynehchi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Clinical interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Cancer, Prostatectomy

Specializes in Urology
3650 E South Street; Suite 408
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Jules Perley is an urologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Perley attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Urology
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite #100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Nand Datta is an urologist. Dr. Datta's areas of expertise consist of incontinence and prostate procedures. He takes Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Patiala. For his professional training, Dr. Datta completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Datta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Prostate Procedures

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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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