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Dr. Michael Louis Cher, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Michael Cher is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Detroit, MI, Farmington, MI, and Dearborn, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and brachytherapy (seed implants). His hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cher takes. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Testicular Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarnath Rambhatla, MD
Specializes in Urology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Amarnath Rambhatla works as an urologist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Southfield, MI. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Rambhatla's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Rambhatla speaks Telugu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Peyronie's Disease, Male Infertility

Dr. Nivedita Bhatta, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Female Urology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Nivedita Dhar specializes in urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and female urology. Dr. Dhar's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, incontinence, and surgical procedures. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dhar trained at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Dhar (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and DMC Harper University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Genitourinary Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Bladder Cancer

Dr. Steven Mark Lucas, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Steven Lucas is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include genitourinary cancer, minimally invasive procedures, and surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucas takes. Dr. Lucas studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Lucas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and DMC Harper University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

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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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