What is Urology? What do Urologists Treat? Do you Need to See a Urologist?

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger  


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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.


What is Urology?

Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with the health of the urinary tract and reproductive tract in men and women.  Urologists are physicians who treat diseases of the urethra, bladder, and kidneys in men and women.  Urologists are highly trained urological surgeons who use both medications and surgery as part of a comprehensive approach to care for men and women with urological problems.  Urologists are also cancer surgeons who treat cancer of the urinary bladder, kidneys, prostate, and testis. Urologists also treat sexual problems in men including erectile dysfunction, male infertility.

What do Urologists Do?

Urologists are surgeons specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases affecting the kidneys, urinary tract including ureters, bladder, and urethra.  Urologists treat men, women, and children.  There are more than 10,000 urologists in the USA.

There is a common misconception that urologists treat only males. This is not true. Urologists treat men and women.

40% of patients are female (kidney stones, renal/adrenal/bladder cancer, urinary incontinence, UTIs, OAB (Overactive Bladder), blood in the urine, renal cysts, kidney masses)

60% of patients are male (enlarged prostate, kidney stones, renal/bladder/prostate cancers, urinary incontinence, UTI, ED (erectile dysfunction), infertility.

In addition, urologists deal with diseases of the retroperitoneum where urological organs (kidneys, ureters, adrenal glands are located).

Urologists treat surgical diseases of the kidneys (kidney stones, cancer, obstruction of ureters or kidney, infections) while nephrologists treat medical diseases of the kidneys (chronic renal insufficiency, Nephropathies, glomerulopathies, glomerulonephritis, dialysis, etc). Often nephrologists and urologists work together to solve problems that are common to both specialties.

 What do Urologists Treat?

Sexual Problems

Urinary Problems including Blockage

  • Enlarged prostate, BPH and Urinary Retention in men
  • Ureteral obstruction caused by kidney stones, cancer-rectal/ovarian/colorectal, etc.

Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)

  • Medical Management + Prevention of kidney stones
  • Surgical management of kidney stones including lithotripsy, ESWL, ureteroscopy, PCNL

Urological Oncology / Cancer Medicine

  • Adrenal masses / tumors / adrenal cancers (incidental and symptomatic)
  • Renal cancer, kidney masses, renal cysts in men and women
  • Bladder cancer  and upper tract urothelial cancers (kidney -> urethra) in men and women
  • Prostate Cancer in men
  • Testicular cancer in men
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Infertility in Men

  • Infertility is not just a ‘woman’ problem. It is often a “couple” problem.
  • 20% male factor alone
  • 30% female factor alone
  • 50% male + female contribution to the problem

Endocrine disorders

  • Infertility in males
  • Adrenal – pituitary axis: Cushing’s syndrome, hyperaldosteronism, Pheochromocytoma, etc
  • ED  – hypogonadism

Urinary Incontinence

  • Females – stress and urge incontinence.
  • Children – nocturnal incontinence and daytime incontinence

Pediatric Urology

  1. UTI
  2. Undescended testis
  3. Pediatric Oncology (Wilms, renal cancers, testicular cancers, etc)

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a urologist in NYC who specializes in treating some of the most complex urology problems in men and women.

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

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4477 or make an appointment online.  

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:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4477 or make an appointment online

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.

Find out our office hours or directions to our office.  We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.

 

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