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William E. Kaplan MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 3.82 stars (7 ratings)
900 N. Westmoreland Road Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Kaplan has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hernia, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Neurogenic Bladder

Elizabeth Yerkes MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
900 N. Westmoreland Avenue, Suite 110; 660 N Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes' medical specialty is pediatric urology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yerkes include neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Yerkes trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Neurogenic Bladder, Urodynamics

Earl Cheng MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 2.5 stars (3 ratings)
900 N. Westmoreland Avenue, Suite 110; 660 N Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Earl Cheng practices pediatric urology. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cheng graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders

Max Maizels MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Urology
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
900 N. Westmoreland Avenue, Suite 110; 660 N Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Max Maizels is a specialist in pediatric surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Chicago, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Maizels studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Maizels's medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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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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