We found 8 urologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flechner honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Flechner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shelby Morrisroe's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Morrisroe's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, kidney stones, and reconstructive surgery. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morrisroe honors. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Morrisroe trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy G Paul, MD
Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joy Paul is an urologist in Torrance, CA. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paul has a special interest in erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Paul graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala. For his residency, Dr. Paul trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Paul (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

Specializes in Urology, Other
22617 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Tamarin practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Tamarin is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include prostate problems. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tamarin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tamarin is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems

Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. George Yamauchi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Yamauchi has a special interest in prostate problems and bladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Yamauchi is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Bladder Problems, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra's areas of expertise include prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Urology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; 109
Torrance, 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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Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nickolas Tomasic is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. His clinical interests encompass prostate problems and kidney problems. Dr. Tomasic takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

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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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