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Barry William Rubin
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
31; 8 Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Barry Rubin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Rubin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidne ... (Read more)

Dr Ivan Colon MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
445 Lenox Road; Suite 79
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Ivan Colon is an urologist in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Colon speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and vaginal prolapse. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Colon's residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Colon honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr Ivan Grunberger MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
126 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Ivan Grunberger is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Patients gave Dr. Grunberger an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grunberger include robotic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grunberger is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Grunberger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Czech, and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Urology
1 Prospect Park West; Suite #c
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Lauren Schulz sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and Bronx, NY. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Schulz attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare EPO.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Can ... (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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