Dr. Thomas Burns, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Burns
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Advanced Urology Associates

1541 Riverboat Center Dr Joliet, IL 60431

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(815) 741-3825

Dr. Thomas Burns, MD is a Urology Specialist in Joliet, IL and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Burns has more experience with Urologic Care, Calculi (stones), and Male Reproductive Medicine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Burns to book an appointment.


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Dr. Burns accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Guardian
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pekin Insurance
Pipefitters
Planned Administration Inc
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Practice Areas

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 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns treats Urinary Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Burns treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Burns treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns treats Blood in Urine (Hematuria) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Burns treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns treats Urinary Stones more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Burns treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Kidney Stones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns treats Kidney Stones more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Burns treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Ureteral Stones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns treats Ureteral Stones more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Burns treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Male Reproductive Medicine

Male reproductive medicine specialists diagnose and treat conditions related to male fertility and reproductive health through procedures such as vasectomy or vasectomy reversal, intrauterine insemination, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.Compare with other Male Reproductive Medicine specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Erectile Dysfunction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns treats Erectile Dysfunction more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Burns treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Vasectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns performs Vasectomy more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Burns performs this procedure more than 66% 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 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Bladder Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns performs Bladder Surgery more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Burns performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns performs Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Burns performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Uroflowmetry
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burns performs Uroflowmetry more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Burns performs this procedure more than 71% of their peers

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Dr. Burns' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Dementia
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epilepsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Headache
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Lithotripsy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urostomy
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Burns' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burns

4.6

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
86.36363636363636%
(19)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
9.090909090909092%
(2)
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If you are spinal cord injured and have a paralyzed bladder, BEWARE! Stay away! He doesn't know the SCI body and his nurse DEFINITELY doesn't know the proper supplies needed for maintaining a paralyzed bladder. I had to wait 3 weeks (not insurance issues either, but rather the nurse having zero clue of my necessities) to order my medical supplies. When I received them, many items were simply not ordered, which are required for the placement of items, in a sterile manner. I cannot stress it enough. Stay away if you're a SCI'd person. Dr. Burns has very little knowledge of SCI, and the nursing staff is clueless as well. The nurse has zero knowledge of items required to change out a SP catheter, let alone put in a foley catheter. They don't even have proper supplies for this method in the medical office, at the hospital. STAY AWAY! STAY AWAY! STAY AWAY!
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May 01, 2019
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Doctor Burns is very knowledgeable and caring. He takes time to explain things well, and we appreciate his expertise, resulting in a very successful surgery.
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Gordon V. in New Lenox, IL – Feb 04, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Burns. I take my father-in-law to him regularly and every time, he is very polite and professional. My father-in-law sees alot of Doctors and Dr. Burns is his absolute favorite. He always talks about how much the Doctor helped him heal and how he always takes his time instead of rushing to get out. Keep up the good work!!! You are making a difference.
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Vuli in Joliet – May 17, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The mission of Advanced Urology is to deliver quality and innovative urology healthcare services and facilities for our patients and community. We pledge to promote wellness, relieve suffering and manage illness with skill and compassion, consistent with the best practices and most advanced technology we can provide

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
1988
Case West Res University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Rush Presby St Lukes Med Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Advanced Urology Associates

Advanced Urology Associates1541 Riverboat Center Dr Joliet, IL 60431
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers

Morris, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Joliet, IL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)