We found 90 urologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

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Alvin C Goh MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX

Dr. Alvin Goh is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and adrenal tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Goh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Image-Guided Surgery, Adrenal Tumor, Pros ... (Read more)

Chester Jungdon Koh MD
Specializes in Urology
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX

Dr. Chester Koh practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. Dr. Koh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Koh include robotic surgery. Dr. Koh is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), CHI St. Luke's Health, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Koh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koh accepts. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Seth Lerner MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor, Suite 10 B
Houston, TX

Dr. Seth Lerner, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lerner's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lerner performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Transure ... (Read more)

Dr Richard Link MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor, Suite 10 B
Houston, TX

Dr. Richard Link works as an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Link's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Link is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Ureteral Obstruction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Sto ... (Read more)

Dr Dov Kadmon MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor, Suite 10 B
Houston, TX

Dr. Dov Kadmon is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Kadmon focuses on bladder cancer, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and prostate cancer. Dr. Kadmon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kadmon attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center, and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kadmon's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Prostate Cancer

John Francis Ward III MD
Specializes in Urology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. John Ward's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ward include: Young Investigator Scholarship, Academy of Molecular Imaging; Vice-President, Sophomore Medical Class, Georgetown University; and the University of Notre Dame Honors Program, University of Notre Dame. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr Nicolette Krijgers Janzen MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX

Dr. Nicolette Janzen specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Houston, TX. In her practice, Dr. Janzen focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Texas Medical Center - West Campus, and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders

Dr Larry I Lipshultz MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.79 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Larry Lipshultz, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipshultz include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Lipshultz an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipshultz honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones ... (Read more)

Mohit Khera MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.78 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Mohit Khera's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khera's areas of expertise include the following: male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Khera is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility

Dr Thomas Gillespie Smith III MD
Specializes in Urology, Trauma Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Thomas Smith, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and trauma surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center, and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Dr Michael Coburn MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Average rating 2.87 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor, Suite 10 B
Houston, TX

Dr. Michael Coburn is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Coburn graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and neuro-urologic disorders. Dr. Coburn has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. Dr. Coburn is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Genitourinary Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Endoscopy, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, Urology
Average rating 3.78 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
20017070 Red Oak Drive; Suite
Houston, TX

Dr. Howard Lippman is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lippman attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Health System for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lippman is professionally affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health, The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Jeffrey A Jones MD
Specializes in Urology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Jeffrey Jones is an urologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include genitourinary cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), CHI St. Luke's Health, and Ben Taub Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer

Dr William J Graber IV MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. William Graber is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Graber honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Graber is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr Jose Antonio Karam MD
Specializes in Urology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Jose Karam's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Karam performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Reviewer; Award, The Journal of Urology/American Urological Association; and Top Reviewer, British Journal of Urology International. Dr. Karam is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr Robert Emmett McDonald MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1740 West 27th Street; Suite 315
Houston, TX

Dr. Robert McDonald is an urologist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McDonald's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. McDonald attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer

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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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