Dr. Melanie Amster, MD

Dr. Melanie Amster, MD

Urology  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
(23)
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Dr. Melanie Amster, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

216 N Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Amster "Helping patients with urologic issues is our life's work. It's what we've trained for, and what we do best. At Philadelphia Urology Associates, you can expect expert and experienced care. But you can also expect doctors who understand what you're going through, professionals who gently guide you through what are very intimate and personal health matters for both men and women. We'll do whatever we can to help you."
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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

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Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Radical Prostate Removal, Laparoscopic
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Transurethral Microwave Thermography of the Prostate
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urological Surgery
  • Urology Procedure
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vasectomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.

Education

  • Barnard College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Hahnemann Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • New York Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • New York Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • US News & World Report Top Doctor, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Amster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Amster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Amster to family and friends
3.4
based on 23 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Amster's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Exton |
Dr. Amster is an exceptional physician. She is kind and caring, and always has time for me. She stood beside me during a very difficult time in my life. Thank you, Dr. Amster!
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Wayne, PA |
Waited over an hour to see her, which then ended up to be just before noon. She rushed the visit and was dismissive. Spent maybe 10 minutes with me and said i was probably just dehydrated. I will be seeing someone else.
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Philadelphia, PA |
You WILL wait 1-3 hours to be seen You WILL NOT be meeting with Dr. Amster but one of her assistants. They, like many urologists, do not understand that you cannot reasonably inspect a scrotum in a 65 degree office. Have fun paying and waiting for pointless ultrasounds to see what can be noticed &...more
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in Westfield, NY |
Dr Amster saved my life! She is a very special person to me. I appreciate her staff and all the help they have done for others. I travel from NY State to see her. SO very worth it.
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Dr. Melanie Amster, MD has no bedside manners. Feel Dr. Amster does not communicate all information in full. The surgery performed by Dr. Amster was unsuccessful. For two weeks following surgery was in Physical, Emotional and Psychological traumatizing pain. About four weeks after surgery and until...more
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Hospitals where Dr. Amster has admitting privileges

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N 39th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Ave
Darby, PA 19023
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Hahnemann University Hospital
230 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Roxborough Memorial Hospital
5800 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128
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