We found 5 providers with an interest in urologic disorders and who accept CIGNA PPO near Southampton, NY.
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Dr. Patrick Valentino's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Valentino is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Valentino include renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Valentino's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Southside Hospital, and Northwell Health Physician Partners.
Relevant Interests: , Renal Artery Stenosis
All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Surgery, Renal Artery Ste ... (Read more)
Dr. Pedro Segarra specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, adolescent gynecology, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Segarra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) and Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Segarra speaks Spanish.
Relevant Interests: , Urge Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Urogynecological Problems, Pelvic Organ Prolapse
All Interests: Vaginal Bleeding, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Proc ... (Read more)
Dr. Apostolos Tassiopoulos is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in Stony Brook, NY, Southampton, NY, and Centereach, NY. Dr. Tassiopoulos's areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and spider veins. He is a graduate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Relevant Interests: , Renal Artery Stenosis
All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Varicose Veins, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Renal Artery Stenosis, Spider V ... (Read more)
Dr. Constantine Bakas practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bakas's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test), and interstitial cystitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwell Health, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Westchester Health. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakas attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Bakas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.
Relevant Interests: , Interstitial Cystitis, Urogynecological Problems
All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Urodynamics, Interstitial Cystitis, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecological ... (Read more)
Dr. Joseph Quinn is a pediatrician in Hampton Bays, NY and Southampton, NY. Dr. Quinn's areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, acne, and behavioral disorders. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Relevant Interests: , Enuresis
All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Sleep Problems, Nutrition Issues, Primary Care, Developmental Disorders, Sore ... (Read more)
urologists who accept CIGNA PPO (3)?
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.