We found 5 providers with an interest in bladder problems and who accept Medicare near Creve Coeur, MO.
Dr. Robert Grubb's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Grubb is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Grubb attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Relevant Interests: , Bladder Cancer
All Interests: Kidney Problems, Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Richard Still practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Saint Louis, MO and Bridgeton, MO. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Still include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Still is affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, and Des Peres Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Still attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Bosnian.
Relevant Interests: , Bladder Cancer, Bladder Problems
All Interests: Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Procedures, Kidney Surgery, Benign Pr ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Figenshau is an urologist, surgical oncologist, and pediatric urologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Figenshau include bladder cancer and minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.
Relevant Interests: , Bladder Cancer
All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dr. Hiram Gay practices radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gay include bladder cancer and head and neck cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gay is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.
Relevant Interests: , Bladder Cancer
All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer
Dr. Dionysios Veronikis is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Patients gave Dr. Veronikis an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Veronikis include perineoplasty, vaginal prolapse, and rosacea. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veronikis takes. Before performing his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Veronikis attended the University of Patras School of Health Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Veronikis (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Greek.
Relevant Interests: , Urinary Incontinence
All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, CoolSculpting, Skin Tightening, Pelleve, Labiaplasty, CO2 Laser ... (Read more)
urologists who accept Medicare (53)?
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.