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Dr. Nelson E Bennett Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nelson Bennett works as an urologist. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett has received professional recognition including the following: American Urological Association Foundation Scholar .. Dr. Bennett is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 24
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan is a pediatric urology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. Dr. Kaplan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Kaplan completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Kaplan is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong is a pediatric urology specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and New Lenox, IL. In his practice, Dr. Gong focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Gong is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Consultation, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Todd Helfand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
303 E Chicago Avenue; Department of Urology, Tarry Building 16-703
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brian Helfand is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Glenview, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Dr. Helfand has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Helfand is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Helfand completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Robert E Brannigan, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Brannigan is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brannigan's areas of expertise include microsurgery, infertility, and hypogonadism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brannigan is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Varicocele, Infertility, Microsurgery, Hypogonadism, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
820 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu is a specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liu include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Liu trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Hydronephrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua James Meeks, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Meeks' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Meeks include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Meeks attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Meeks is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Surgery, Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2300 Children's Plaza; Box 24
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lindgren include hydronephrosis and da vinci surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Lindgren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. William J Catalona, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Catalona is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Catalona include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), genetic issues, and prostate cancer. Dr. Catalona's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Catalona has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Surgery, Genetic Issues, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Emilie K Johnson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Emilie Johnson practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Her professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Vesicoureteral Reflux, Urologic Disorders, Hypospadias, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Edward "ted" M. Schaeffer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Schaeffer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cancer screening, and prostate cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schaeffer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schaeffer attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Schaeffer has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Screening, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Geoffery Engel, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Geoffery Engel, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Engel's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Engel attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Engel has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohan Saheb Gundeti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1101 S. Canal Street; Suite 201
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohan Gundeti specializes in pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gundeti include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He studied medicine at Shivaji University. His medical residency was performed at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and Government Medical College. Dr. Gundeti (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada. Dr. Gundeti is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Ureter Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Perry is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Prostate Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary D Steinberg, MD
Specializes in Urology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gary Steinberg specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Steinberg's areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Steinberg completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Steinberg has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jonathan Schacht, MD
Specializes in Urology
111 N. Wabash; 1210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Schacht specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Highland Park, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in incontinence. Dr. Schacht honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Schacht (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence

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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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