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Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 240
Sewell, NJ

Dr. Michael Packer's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Packer attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer's clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hernia surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Packer honors. Dr. Packer's professional affiliations include Virtua Physician Partners, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Abington - Jefferson Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Ki ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 240
Sewell, NJ

Dr. Gregory Dean's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dean include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Physician Partners, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Abington - Jefferson Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dean honors. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Dean performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Clinical interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, H ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 240
Sewell, NJ

Dr. Jonathan Roth is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Abington - Jefferson Health. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Ki ... (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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