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Dr. Courtney Shands III, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 63

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Dr. Shands III

Urology Consultants Ltd

12855 N 40 Dr Ste 375 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Dr. Courtney Shands III, MD is an urology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in urology.

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Dr. Shands III accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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Dr. Shands III' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shands III treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shands III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Urinary Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shands III treats Urinary Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shands III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Testicular Dysfunction
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shands III treats Testicular Dysfunction more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shands III treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shands III' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Epispadias
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sperm Abnormalities
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ultrasound, Pelvic
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Shands III' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shands III

4.6

Based on 17 reviews

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This doctor was one of the best I've ever seen! He took his time, he explained everything in simple terms and didn't act as if he was in a hurry. He came to me highly recommended and I totally recommend Dr. Shands!
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Dr. Shands has proven to me, over a long period of time, that he truly cares about the care I am receiving. I know that he thoroughly monitors my medication and adjusts the doses as my condition changes over time. I feel at ease because of his vast experience and knowledge in his specialty. He listens to my concerns without giving the impression that he is in a hurry. Dr. Shands is a true professional.
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Dr Shands is exceptional! A down to earth caring professional, no arrogance! He is very attentive to the needs of his patients! (I've witnessed this and have experienced this first hand.) He has treated me for kidney stones as well as family for other urolgy issues. As an RN of 20+ yrs Dr Shands is The Urologist I refer friends and family for professional, personalized care!
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Takes the time necessary with you, more than most physicians I've been to and is just a great guy. He communicates very clearly and succinctly.
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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.
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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!
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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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Biography

Dr. Courtney Shands III, MD is an urology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in urology.

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1982
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Stanford University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Locations

Urology Consultants Ltd

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average