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Dr. Nikolas P Symbas has the following 1 specialty
A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.
Dr. Nikolas P Symbas has the following 8 expertise
- Enlarged Prostate (Prostatic Hyperplasia)
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Urologic Emergencies
- Bladder Issues
- Kidney Stones
- Overactive Urinary Bladder
- Prostate Cancer
Dr. Nikolas P Symbas has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Nikolas P Symbas is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Went to see Dr. Symbas on a referral from my internist and he looked at my labs and told me within 5 seconds that I didn't need what my Dr. had sent me for. (my number was barely within minimal limits, but very low when age adjusted) He did find that I had a large kidney stone though, but encouraged me to wait 2 months to have it treated when they got a new lithotripsy technology. I was concerned at waiting, but he assured me there would be no delay and that my outcome would be better than with the current technology. 5 months later I am still not treated and the hospital says it may be next year before they get the new device. I'm going elsewhere to find someone who cares about taking care of their patient.
I came to Dr. Symbas with severe symptoms (inability to urinate, pain, etc.). He did not do any diagnostics, heard that I had a hysterectomy due to endometriosis, and then completely blew me off. He asked me, "do you have headaches too?". He recommended a laxative, pilates, yoga and physical therapy. He did not do any sort of tests, only a very quick examination. Basically told me that the pain was neurological and not really something he could help me with immediately. He didn't want to address my inability to urinate, or my pain which I had been struggling with for 2 weeks! I ended up going to Northside emergency room, where they were able to cath me, and removed over 2 bags of urine! They detected an infection, that had been ongoing for a few weeks that the first round of antibiotics didn't treat. They also noted how swollen, irritated, and essentially blocked my urethra and bladder had become. They were able to give me medication to ease my bladder spasms, and cleared out my urethra. I now am sore, but at least have the ability to urinate. My pain is lessening. When I told them at the ER what the urologist recommended they were aghast. If I was leaking urine, I understand about strengthening my pelvic floor. I also think it's a great idea to do so as a preventative measure in the future. However, at that time I left Dr. Symbas office with a feeling of helplessness, and absolutely no assistance in relieving my immediate problem. He didn't even attempt to do any diagnostic tests or even test my urine. I felt he just wrote me off when he heard about my having endometriosis, which he said, no one really understands. I'm sure he's a good doctor when it comes to male health problems or cancer, but I would not recommend him to any female has an immediate urological problem. I don't think I'll be back to Wellstar or Kennestone any time soon
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Symbas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- Emory University School Of Medicine
Dr. Nikolas P Symbas accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
- BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
- BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry CoventryOne - GA
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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