Dr. Courtney Shands III, MD

Dr. Courtney Shands III, MD

Urology | Male | 60 years old

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Dr. Shands III specializes in Urology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. He practices at 1 location.

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in St. Louis |
Dr. Shands takes the time to explain the options available for treatment of prostrate problems including the pros & cons of each. I have always found him to be patient and professional with every encounter I have had with him. I highly recommend him to others.
in St Charles, MO |
Dr. Shands like to talk, but does not like to listen. Easily becomes impatient. Does not listen to patient concerns. Sloppy, even inaccurate patient record keeping. Despite slowly rising post prostatectomy PSA, kept referring to it as "undetectable" until it was obvious that cancer had returned. Cancer return may have been avoided with post surgical radiation, per my oncologist. ...Too late now. Thanks, Dr. Shands!
in Ballwin, MO |
I went to Dr. Shands for a vasectomy and found him to be very calming in regards to this procedure. He talked about what to expect, how any pain management would be handled, and the post procedure steps. During, he explained what was going to happen, how it might feel, and that everything was going well. After he was done, he ran through what the next several days might be like, warning me about possible pain. There really was no pain or recovery to speak of. I would highly recommend him!!!
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  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polyuria
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Urology

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Lithotripsy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ultrasound, Pelvic
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vasectomy

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