Dr. William Hughes, MD

Dr. William Hughes, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. William Hughes, MD is an urology specialist in Decatur, AL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in urology.

1210 14th Ave SE

Decatur, AL 35601

Contact Information

(256) 353-0605

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Testicular Dysfunction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

43  Conditions Treated


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43  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bladder Exstrophy Repair
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Naval Reg Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hughes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hughes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hughes to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hughes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I was referred to Dr. Hughes after kidney cancer was detected. Dr. Hughes wanted to REMOVE the kidney. I went to another Dr. in Birmingham and had 1/4 of my kidney removed instead! Yikes that was almost a mistake listening to Dr. Hughes. He also has very poor bedside manners and listening/social...more
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I have no doubt that Dr. Hughes is competent at his job. He has removed two kidney stones from my body. The problem I have with him is that he does not listen to what I tell him about my body. He just says, "Drink more water. Drink more water." I have an underlying condition that he refuses to try...more
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