Dr. Robert Appel, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Appel

Fayetteville Urology Associates

1786 Metromedical Dr Fayetteville, NC 28304

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(910) 485-8151

Dr. Robert Appel, MD is a Urology Specialist in Fayetteville, NC and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Appel has more experience with Calculi (stones), Urologic Care, and Urologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Virginia School of Medicine medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Appel to book an appointment.


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Dr. Appel accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Calculi (stones)

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Calculi (stones) specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel treats Urinary Stones more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Appel treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Ureteral Stones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel treats Ureteral Stones more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Appel treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Kidney Stones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel treats Kidney Stones more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Appel treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Appel treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel treats Urinary Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Appel treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel treats Blood in Urine (Hematuria) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Appel treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Urologic Surgery

Urologic surgery treats conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system through procedures including cystectomy (bladder removal), prostatectomy (prostate removal), and pelvic reconstruction.Compare with other Urologic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 45% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Uroflowmetry
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel performs Uroflowmetry more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Appel performs this procedure more than 67% of their peers

Urethral Dilation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel performs Urethral Dilation more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Appel performs this procedure more than 49% of their peers

Bladder Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appel performs Bladder Surgery more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Appel performs this procedure more than 48% of their peers

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Dr. Appel's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • 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
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • 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
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair

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3.0

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Had 4 kidney stones referenced on C.T. kidney specific image. Was prescribed Magnesium and Lemon water. Prior to 6 month waiting period had an emergency room trip to assist with passing stone. Heart rate at 42 per min suffered a great deal.Called office yo pass word to Dr. Appel. O return call. Dropped off paper after 2nd CTscan to deal with 2 remaining stones, 1 at 6mm in other kidney that was never detected on first visit? Called 3 weeks later to secure appointment, staff list paperwork, and his nurse basically called me a liar... so, I’m done with that urologist. Really wasn’t comfortable in the office at all. Lady that list my paperwork quit unexpectedly. He should really hire a better staff that has customer service skills.
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LT – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Appel has always been supportive and takes the time to answer all my questions. He and his staff were very professional and compassionate.
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Carolyn in Fayetteville, NC – Mar 08, 2018
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ZERO STARS! If you like being treated like a a dog, then go see this So called RUDE, OBNOXIOUS Doctor! He has bedside manners like a DOG! I was literally in tears before I got to checkout! Excuse me DR. Appel..... but I’M the paying patient! He stressed that he was 63 years old and has been doing this for 35 some odd years and he had his OWN way of doing things and basically said in so many word, if you don’t like it, go somewhere else! Really?? I put my pants on same way u do SIR! Won’t go back
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Mitchell in Fayetteville NC – Feb 27, 2018
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I had a bladder sling intervention which was not done right, too loose. Told the Doctor who told me that I was Knit picking & that he would have to do the operation again......to what I said Over my dead body. Many years later, I am still having a serous problem ; but I will keep the way I am than return to him..........& as a whole, no one is going to touch me again about this matter. A very dissatisfied patient.
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YCD in Fayetteville, NC – Jun 14, 2016
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Dr. Appel is very knowledgeable and does everything by-the-book.However, once out of his office the care for the patient is non existant. Following the visit I went and got the CT Scann of the kidneys. Results came back and I've had a kindney stone inside my kidney. I asked if I could go on a business trip and was given a green light. Started enduring pain 2nd day of my trip. My wife called the office 3 times to ask how large the stone was and if I should go to ER but never received a call back.
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Dusko in Fayetteville, NC – Apr 24, 2016
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This Dr has absolutely no empathy towards his patient's pain. He took 6 months to diagnose a second kidney stone 6-7mm in size, only after 3 expensive tests, in the meantime my insurance dedubtible had reset. This was also after a surgery only 8 months prior to remove 7+ ureter stones. Which in turn would lead to over $6000 in bills, I couldn't afford the 2nd surgery and was pretty much told, that's all he would do for me, and not help my pain and could care less if you are in chronic pain.
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Dr. Robert Appel, MD is a Urology Specialist in Fayetteville, NC and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Appel has more experience with Calculi (stones), Urologic Care, and Urologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1986
Naval Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medical School

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Fayetteville Urology Associates

Fayetteville Office1786 Metromedical Dr Fayetteville, NC 28304
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Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

Fayetteville, NC

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average