Dr. Barry Shuman, MD

Dr. Barry Shuman, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Barry Shuman, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Albany, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

63 Shaker Rd Ste 202

Albany, NY 12204

Contact Information

(518) 434-1283

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Urology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Open Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Pittsburgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Allegheny Genl Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shuman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shuman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shuman to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Shuman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Albany, NY |
staff turn off their phones in middle of day; doctors do not respond to after hours pages;
in Albany, nY |
I can only review person who returned my call on Friday and again on Monday. Can't review Dr. as I can't get past the rudeness of staff. Hung up on twice. Promised a call back Friday after speaking with someone at 9 AM. Called back at 4 PM as morning phone promise of call back hadn't happened. Rude person hung up on me while I was crying. Person called back on Monday, was rude asked if "I wanted the appointment" I said no and started to explain why, hung up on again....
Clifton Park, New York |
Dr. Shuman has been my urologist for a good twenty years and I highly recommend him to you. He's the best! He's a very skillful and caring doctor who has never failed to treat my various and diverse urinary and kidney problems with the attention that they deserved!
in Albany, NY |
Dr. Shuman is one of the best 2 doctor's i ever had. I am probably the biggest pain in his butt since he started practicing. DR. Shuman has removed more than 30 of my 82 kidney stones. The one stone i had was 22mm, i thought he would have his hands full. Let me tell you he wasted no time working on this large stone, he dove right in no questios asked. All in all he removed the behemoth stone and the relief was speechless. i would recommend DR. Shuman to anyone who needs kidney help.
in Albany, NY |
Today, Friday, October 7, 2016, I had an appointment with Dr. Shuman for 10:15 AM. I checked in and waited 30 minutes for them to usher me into an examining room. 50 minutes later, the doctor came in and said nothing about being sorry for the inordinate amount of time I had to wait, and when I asked him what was going on, he immediately became defensive, and abusive and said I could leave if I didn't like it. Which did. Very unprofessional. He obviously overbooked and didn't want to own it.
in Schenectady, NY |
Dr. Shuman and his staff have been excellent in taking care of my needs, including time sensitive issues. Sometimes you wait a bit longer than you would like, but I work in the health care field. We ALL sometimes wait longer that we would like, but they have never kept me a ridiculous amount of time. They are also friendly, caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I can ask no more of a Doctor and his staff.
I wouldn't recommend this office for my dog. I scheduled this appointment two months in advance and was told to arrive at 2:30 pm. I show up at 2:20 pm and the scheduler didn't even look at me, she continued on with her conversation for three or four minutes about a recipe. I then completed the paper work and 45 minutes later was taken to an exam room, where I proceeded to wait for almost an hour. After almost two hours of waiting (total), i had to leave. Very poor. Would not recommend.
in Niskayuna, NY |
Dr. Shuman remove half of my kidney and a cancerous tumor. He is the best dr I have ever had any experience with. He had the best bedside manner. He is very respectful. If you have questions, he answers them. He never makes you feel like he is in a rush, takes his time to make sure you are ok.
in Slingerlands, NY |
He is always very thorough and asks a lot of question about how you feel. He wants to make sure he has a clear picture before he recommends a plan of treatment. He took over my treatment from my primary care over 3 years ago. It was not being managed properly and ever since I have been on an upswing and feel fantastic.
in Ballston Spa, NY |
Very confident of his handling of my urological health.
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Dr. Shuman accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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