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Dr. Robert Lawrence Karp, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Robert Karp specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in vasectomy. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and South Bay Hospital. Dr. Karp attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vasectomy

Specializes in Urology
505 Eichenfeld Drive; Suite 109
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Richard Landrigan practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Brandon, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Landrigan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Landrigan has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark J Yockey, MD
Specializes in Urology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mark Yockey is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, genitourinary cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Yockey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark Bradley Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Mark Baker specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baker's professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. James Eugene Alver, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. James Alver's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Alver's clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Alver attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Alver's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Testicular Problems, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelo Stano Paola, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Paola's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Paola (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He has a special interest in robotic surgery and vasectomy. Dr. Paola is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Paola obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paola honors.

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Clinical interests: Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Fernando Enrique Coste Delvecchio, MD
Specializes in Urology
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Coste-Delvecchio practices urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Coste-Delvecchio speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Coste-Delvecchio attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Brian Robert Cronson, MD
Specializes in Urology
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Brian Cronson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Cronson speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Cronson focuses on kidney stones and kidney cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Cronson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Matthew James Sheldon, MD
Specializes in Urology
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Sheldon works as an urologist in Plant City, FL, Riverview, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. His professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Sheldon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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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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