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Dr. James B Bassett Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Bassett is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Bassett's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bassett trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee practices pediatric urology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lee has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnold Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aigen include kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Aigen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aigen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Shinghal focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shinghal accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew B Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Epstein include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. On average, patients gave Dr. Epstein a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Yao, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Yao is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yao include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Yao graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott K Angell, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Scott Angell's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Angell's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Angell's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angell accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Lucero Richardson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 111, Melchor Pavilion
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Monica Richardson is an urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology specialist in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Richardson graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richardson include urogynecological problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Richardson has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neurostimulation, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Surat Phonsombat, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Surat Phonsombat works as an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Phonsombat is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Phonsombat completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Thai.

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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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