We found 8 urologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Bridgeville, PA.

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Dr. Ronald Martin Bennett Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Other
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 1b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Benoit's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Benoit average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benoit honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Altoona.

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Dr. Robert Mercier Turner II, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 1b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Robert Turner practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turner is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy.

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Dr. Glenn Martin Cannon Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Cannon is a specialist in pediatric urology. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cannon's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cannon takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers.

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Specializes in Urology
1050 Bower Hill Road; Suite 108
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jay Herman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Herman average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Herman's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Dr. Heidi Ann Stephany, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Heidi Stephany's area of specialization is pediatric urology. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Stephany's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patient ratings for Dr. Stephany average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stephany honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers.

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Dr. Francis X Schneck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Francis Schneck works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Schneck's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers.

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Specializes in Urology
1145 Bower Hill Road; Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wilson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wilson is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology, Other
665 Osage Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Franz is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS.

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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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