Urology & Kidney

Help and Hope for Urology Patients

At the Tallwood Institute you get world-class urology and kidney care from a team of local and national leaders in their fields. Many patients who have failed to have success with other treatments come here for the best solutions to even the most frustrating urology problems. Our highly skilled physicians have advanced sub-specialty training, and are backed by a full team of interdisciplinary medical and surgical specialists. With our wide network of care, you get the very highest standard of treatment, conveniently delivered within your community.


A Continuous Network of Care

The Tallwood Institute is part of an extensive preferred provider network. This means patients get the very highest standard of urology and kidney care at every level of treatment – beginning in the hospital, and extending to their continuing care at home. With excellent and comprehensive communication throughout the network, every healthcare provider involved in your care uses the very best practices to care for you post-surgically.

Special Concern for Your Comfort & Education

An important component of caring for urology patients and kidney patients is taking care of their emotional needs as well as their physical problems. People can be reluctant to talk about urology and kidney diseases, and the things that concern them about their treatment. We know that some patients have tried treatments that have not worked, and many feel very frustrated – even hopeless. We also know that there is hope, even for the most complex urologic problems. We solve them every day.

Our dedicated Patient Navigator helps to ease these difficult conversations and keep your treatment moving in the best direction. Our physicians and surgeons also do a lot of community education work, helping to make it easier for people to talk about a topic that can feel uncomfortable.

You and your family are also well supported after you leave the hospital, with the same high quality care you received as an inpatient. With our wide network of care, you can also access that top level of urology and kidney care right in your own community.

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The division of urology at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is one of the largest providers in New England of comprehensive resources to diagnose and treat disorders of the male and female urinary systems and male reproductive organs. 

Our providers have expertise in a wide range of areas that are involved in the diagnosis and treatment, including bladder disease, incontinence and voiding dysfunction, prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and after-care, post-prostatectomy, female urology and pediatric urology. Minimally invasive surgical options are available, including robotic surgery. 

The conditions we treat include:

  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cystocele
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hypogonadism
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neuromodulation
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie’s Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Disease
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urethral Strictures
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Varicoceles
  • Vasectomy

Our departments and services include:

  • General Urology
  • Men’s Health & Sexual Function
  • Pelvic Health & Incontinence
  • Urologic Cancer
  • Post-prostatectomy 
  • Kidney Stones
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Urogynecology

Explore the Tallwood
Urology & Kidney Institute

Our physicians maintain hospital practices at Hartford Hospital, MidState Medical Center, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Backus Hospital and locations throughout the state of Connecticut. As part of our commitment to providing you with state-of-the-art urologic care, our division is active in the teaching of medical students and residents through UConn and Hartford Hospital. We also participate in a number of research protocols that enhance our ability to provide you with state-of-the-art treatment options.


Our Tallwood Urology & Kidney Locations:

Meet our Urology & Kidney Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Allen, Richard Stephen, MD
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Benevides, Sheri-Ryan Anne, APRN
860.947.8500
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Glastonbury
Bieniek, Jared M., MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Brown, Colleen Marie, APRN
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Crawley, David F., MD
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
D'Amato, Abram Cooper, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
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DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Dorin, Ryan P., MD
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Meriden
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Fraser, Richard Arnold, MD
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Friedman, Franklin Paul, MD
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Gannon, Shanna M., PA-C
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
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Glenney, Sandra F., APRN, RNFA
860.866.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
Grabon, Nina Marie, APRN
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Hartford
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Graydon, R. James, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Griffith, John James, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Kershen, Richard Todd, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
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Kesler, Stuart S., MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Hartford
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LaSala, Christine Ann, MD, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
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Loughery, Erin Marie, APRN, DNP, RNFA
860.886.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
McLeod, Brian Scott, MD
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Plainfield
Mellen, Colleen E., APRN
860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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  • Hartford
Meraney, Anoop Mohan, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Morgenstern, Jeffrey H., MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Pyo, Paul, MD
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Prospect
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Quinn, Anthony Dennis, MD, FACS
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Samson, Wilner, MD
860.621.6704
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
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  • Southington
Schoenberger, Steven Harris, MD, FACS
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Staley, Thomas Edgar, MD
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Steinberg, Adam C., DO, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Tagliavini, Christopher C., PA-C
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Tulikangas, Paul Kevin, MD, FACOG, FACS, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, MD, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Wong, Jean F., MD
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
Yu, Stephen C., MD
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Bristol