Why Choose an Independent Urologist?


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What is the difference between an Independent Physician and Hospital Employed Physician?

When it comes to your health, you want to choose the right doctor and get the right treatment.  You need to be aware of the conflicts of interest that your physicians may have.

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  • Does the physician have conflicts of interest?
  • Some conflicts of interest are obvious – whether the doctor is receiving payments from device or pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Some conflicts of interest are not so obvious:

Who pays the doctor’s salary? 

Independent Private Practice Physicians:

The financial conflicts of interest are more open.  Private practice physicians get paid for visits, procedures, and surgeries.  They have only you to answer.  There is no upper management that implicitly or explicitly dictates what the physician must do.

Hospital employed physicians:

While there may be no obvious conflict of interest on the surface, typically physicians are compensated on productivity in one way or another.  The more business they bring to the hospital, the better.

Physicians also are often obligated to refer patients to the hospital where they work and other hospital-employed physicians.  This becomes a problem for patients with complex urological problems as many hospitals do not have physicians who are highly specialized.

Hospitals are interested in filling their own hospital beds.  They want their own radiation treatment facilities and their own radiology services to be used. This may be more expensive to you and to your insurance company.  While they may not do it directly, hospitals know how much revenue and profit each physician brings to the hospital-based on the number of tests the physician orders and the number of hospital admissions he or she generates. There is an implicit incentive for hospital-employed physicians to order more and do more.  At the end of the day, their compensation is directly related to how much revenue and profit they generate for the hospital.

Physician compensation by hospitals is directly related to the value of the business that the physician brings to the hospital. While the hospitals are not allowed to track the referred business directly, they have very good data about the amount of business that each physician brings to the hospital.  This explains the great variability in compensation not only between different types of physicians (primary care vs orthopedic surgeons) but also among different physicians in the same specialty.  More famous physicians demand much higher compensation because they are very good at attracting patients and ‘bringing revenue and profits to the hospitals”.

How is your physician compensated? Is it Based on the Value they Deliver to you, the Patient, or to their Employer?

Typically hospitals make money from patients being in the hospital.  Hospital employed physicians may be more likely to recommend hospital-based treatments such as inpatient surgery as opposed to less invasive procedures or more conservative treatment.  Hospital-employed physicians may also not have access to the latest minimally invasive treatment options as hospitals make more money on older surgeries that have more complications.

Where to Find Top Urologist in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day appointments, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment for men and women

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We perform blood and urine testing, ultrasound of the kidneys, bladder ultrasound, prostate ultrasound, and testicular ultrasound.  Our office is equipped with the latest equipment to perform a cystoscopy, urodynamic testing, no-scalpel vasectomy, Botox injections in the urinary bladder, genital wart removal, circumcision, Rezum, and Urolift procedures.  Our experienced urologists perform genital wart removal, adult circumcision, no-scalpel vasectomy, penile implants, Urolift procedure as well as many other surgeries.  We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. We offer free insurance verification.

Cost of Treatment and Insurances

At New York Urology Specialists we offer affordable treatment for men and women. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs. 

We accept many health insurance plans.  We would be happy to verify your eligibility and benefits and to provide you with detailed information on your health plan’s coverage.  Financing options and credit options are available to help you pay for medical care.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Urological Problems?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in the treatment of urinary problems, sexual problems as well as cancers affecting the kidneys, urinary bladder, prostate, and the testis.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of urological problems in men and women.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men and women of all ages have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery, and office procedures.

Scheduling Appointments with a Top Urologist in NYC at New York Urology Specialists


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4477.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patientsWe offer affordable prices for treatment by a top urologist with or without insurance.

We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance.   We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.   We also speak Spanish & Russian languages.


Minimally Invasive Surgery With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexual problems in men.  We treat urinary problems in men and women.  We also treat a variety of other problems including frequent UTI, blood in urine, STDs and genital warts.  We understand the challenges that urological problems such as frequent urination, urinary incontinence, UTIs, perineal and pelvic pain, pain in the penis, erectile dysfunction, and curvature create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for urological problems that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men and women with urinary and sexual problems that include kidney problems, bladder problems, penis problems, scrotal problems, and erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman who desires an effective treatment for any problem that affects the genitourinary system that is the focus of our urologists.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s sexual problems.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Penis and Foreskin Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  He offers effective treatment for urinary problems in men and women, sexual problems including erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease in men.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4477.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patientsWe offer affordable prices for treatment by a top urologist with or without insurance.

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