We found 5 providers with an interest in urologic disorders and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Wesley Chapel, FL.
Dr. Brent Sullivan is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sullivan graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Tampa Community Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer
All Interests: Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Vijay Patel's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He attended Government Medical College, Surat and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass kidney problems and complementary or alternative therapy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.
Relevant Interests: , Kidney Problems
All Interests: Complementary or Alternative Therapy, Kidney Problems
Dr. Beverly Deliz-Tirado works as a nephrologist in Wesley Chapel, FL, Tampa, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus nephritis, and glomerulonephritis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deliz-Tirado attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Deliz-Tirado is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.
Relevant Interests: , Glomerulonephritis, Lupus Nephritis
All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Lupus Nephritis
Dr. Sohail Khan specializes in adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Khan attended King Edward Medical University for medical school. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney transplant. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.
Relevant Interests: , Chronic Kidney Disease
All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease
Dr. Alejandro Carvallo is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Zephyrhills, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Carvallo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Carabobo Faculty of Health Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.
Relevant Interests: , Kidney Problems
All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems
urologists who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 (2)?
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.