We found 6 urologists who accept Silver Compass 4000 near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Dr William Harry Gans MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.36 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
525 Okeechobee Boulevard; Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. William Gans' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Gans's training includes a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), female incontinence, and clinical trials. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gans honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Neurostimulation, Circumcision, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic Problems, Transurethral R ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.96 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
1411 N Flagler Drive; Suite 5100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Daniel Hellerstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hellerstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hellerstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Niki Kanaroglou MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Urology
5325 Greenwood Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Niki Kanaroglou specializes in pediatric urology. She studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Kanaroglou accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Hal J Bashein DO
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.13 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2051 45th Street; Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Hal Bashein's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bashein has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bashein honors. Dr. Bashein studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Bashein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bashein is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Infertility

Charles E Flack MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Average rating 1.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5325 Greenwood Avenue; Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Charles Flack is a pediatric urology specialist in Boynton Beach, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flack honors. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Flack has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.03 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
5065 State Road 17; Suite 203
Lake Worth, FL

Dr. Ross Cohen is an urologist. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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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