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 Nurse Navigators help 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 Urologists:

Name Specialties Location
Allen, Richard Stephen, MD
4.7 /5
153 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Bieniek, Jared M., MD
4.8 /5
181 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Crawley, David F., MD
4.7 /5
128 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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D'Amato, Abram Cooper, MD
4.7 /5
128 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford
  • West Hartford
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DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
4.8 /5
207 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Dorin, Ryan P., MD, FACS
4.8 /5
124 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Friedman, Franklin Paul, MD
4.9 /5
199 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
  • Plainfield
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Graydon, R. James, MD
4.8 /5
238 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Griffith, John James, MD
4.8 /5
153 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Plainville
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Kershen, Richard Todd, MD
4.7 /5
107 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
  • West Hartford
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Kesler, Stuart S., MD
4.9 /5
181 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD 860.678.5700
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Avon
  • Hartford
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McLeod, Brian Scott, MD
4.9 /5
228 surveys
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Meraney, Anoop Mohan, MD
4.9 /5
205 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Manchester
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Morgenstern, Jeffrey H., MD
4.6 /5
117 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Pyo, Paul, MD
4.9 /5
185 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Quinn, Anthony Dennis, MD, FACS
4.8 /5
197 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
5.0 /5
213 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
4.8 /5
139 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • West Hartford
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Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
4.9 /5
168 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD 860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
4.9 /5
278 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
4.9 /5
251 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford
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Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD 860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Southington
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Wong, Jean F., MD
4.9 /5
142 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Yu, Stephen C., MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Thomaston