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Dr. Gregory Lewis

Urology
Morris, IL
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Morris, IL

Address

1401 Lakewood, Morris, IL, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

8159412961

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

About

Bio

I was raised in River Forest, Illinois. Attended Oak Park and River Forest High School 1966-1970, Purdue University 1970-1974, and Loyola Stritch School of Medicine 1974-1977. I did my Urology residency at Loyola Medical Center and Hines V.A. Medical Center including 6 months at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. 1977-1982. After completing my residency, entered private Urology practice in Joliet, IL in 1982 where I have been for the past 36 years and one of the original founders of Advanced Urology Associates (www.advuro.com). I am a Board-certified Urologist and an active staff member at PSJMC (Joliet), SCH (New Lenox), and Morris Hospital (Morris). I am married and have two wonderful sons. I enjoy golf, road biking, and am a certified Star Level 3 Spinning instructor.

Specialties
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Urology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Do: Do kegel exercises regularly to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and maintain bladder control.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See below: Whether the prostate surgery was done for relief of BPH-related obstruction or radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, it is most important to firs... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Yes: Most true acute kidney infections (aka pyelonephritis), which is a UTI that has reached the kidney, are associated with having fever, chills, pain, an... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Probably normal: With respect to predicting the presence or absence of a urinary tract infection, dipstick urinalysis is often unreliable especially in women because o... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
No: Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) would be associated with an abnormal urinalysis (many wbcs) and symptoms of fever, chills, flank pain, and feeling q... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: For a 1 cm proximal ureteral calculus, both ureteroscopy with holmium:yag laser lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) are accep... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Unlikely: A small abrasion or a tearing of the skin which usually occurs on the underside near the head of the penis (frenulum) should heal normally with good s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: Club foot is a common birth defect and involves both feet about 50% of the time. Though it may occur as a part of many other congenital syndromes, it ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
UTI less likely: Typical UTI symptoms: urinary urgency, frequency, voiding small amounts, and burning with urination. Though some utis can clear on their own with push... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: Ureteral stents can be quite uncomfortable. Though some people will find that the greater the activity level, the greater the discomfort, many are abl... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer : All men at one time or another will experience ed. Assuming your are healthy with no significant medical problems or risk factors for ed (e.g. Diabete... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer : Hpv is so common that nearly all sexually-active men and women will get at least one type of hpv at some point in their lives. No certain way to tell ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See below: Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) is commonly associated with back/flank pain and usually accompanied by other signs and symptoms such as fever, chill... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Yes, some: Certain stds such as hiv, syphilis, and herpes are diagnosed with specific blood tests and other stds such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are most commonl... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
No: I am unaware of any scientifically validated direct connection between an individual with boils and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Keeping one's im... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
No: The bacteria that cause UTI are not contagious and are different than the bacteria or viruses that cause stds.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See below: Difficult to know without being able to examine but suggests some possible overuse.Trauma-related inflammation or even allergic-type reaction if any l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Normal variation: The color of one's urine is a reflection of one's state of hydration and how one's body uses water. The more hydrated one is, the clearer the color an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
No: No good evidence to suggest that masturbation in a bath tub increases the risk of a uti.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
In general, No: Many herbs, vitamins, and supplements have been 'touted' and reported to be of benefit for the prostate: saw palmetto (most common), pygeum, bilberry,... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See below : Masturbation is a very common and healthy normal behavior, even among people who have a sex partner. It is not physically harmful, though excessive, c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See below: The kidneys are each about 4-5 inches in length and located in the back of the upper abdominal area, below the diaphragm, behind the liver on the rig... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
No: Because of the many contradictory beliefs and popular lore regarding masturbation and ejaculation and the absence of good, reproducible, scientific ev... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
It can: Most uncomplicated, symptomatic utis require a brief 3-5 day course of appropriate antibiotic. That said, some utis will clear up on their own with li... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Normal: Quite common and not unexpected to notice a small amount of blood from penis or with first part of urination after any urethral dilation related to st... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Incontinence: Your symptoms are consistent with possible stress incontinence (sui) which occurs with activities such as coughing/sneezing, lifting, straining, exerc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: Semen is normally a whitish, cloudy fluid. It's usually quite thick just after ejaculation, but liquefies about 20 to 30 minutes later. Semen color a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Yes: Abrasions can occur related to overuse (prolonged/frequent sex or masturbation) and trauma to the skin and not uncommonly in uncircumcised males in th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Yes: Different companies take a different approach to gender-specific nutrition which explain the great variations between products. By reading the label, ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: Testicular microlithiasis is an infrequent but well recognized condition, which is usually incidentally identified on testicular ultrasound scan. Inte... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Cystitis/vaginitis?: Whether the source of the bleeding is from the vagina or bladder, neither are normal and it requires evaluation to make sure there is no infection, ca... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Your pelvic pain and urine color are likely unrelated.The color of one's urine is affected by one's state of hydration. Various vitamins, drugs, supp... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Yes: Having sex while having prostatitis poses no risk to your partner and depending somewhat on the cause of your prostatitis and associated symptoms, is ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Semen contains sperm: Semen refers to the ejaculation fluid which contains not only the sperm but secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral gl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Qualified yes: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin b deficiency, you are likely getting more than enough vit b supplementation from your multi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Throat yes: Two species of chlamydia have been associated with sore throats: chlamydia trachomatis and chlamydia pneumoniae. Chlamydia trachomatis is the bacteria... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Possibly: Depending on a number of variables including how long you have been on flomax, (tamsulosin) what is the severity of your bph, and have you ever been i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Brown sperm is usually related to infrequent ejaculation and stagnation (rusty pipes) or repesents old blood in the semen (hematospermia) which almost... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
It is possible: For impregnation to occur, it requires penetration or access of semen/sperm into the vagina regardless of how it is put there. The larger the volume o... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: All one can say is that pregnancy highly improbable from the circumstances you describe. No penetration and no ejaculation is not going to lead to a p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer : It has long been known and more recently validated that "stress" from any cause can aggravate acne. Certainly, a kidney infection has the ability to s... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Yes: Cytomel (liothyronine) is a thyroid hormone replacement and one of the potential side effects of Cytomel (liothyronine) a change in or irregular menst... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Not likely: Anytime, fresh sperm enter the vagina during a woman's "fertile window" there is always a risk of pregnancy. Given the circumstances you describe (pla... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer : More often than not, having a small penis is more of a perception than a reality especially in men who are either overweight or obese. True penis leng... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: Lupus, an autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disease that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and other organs. About 1.5 mil... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Not unusual : Whereas symptoms of simple, uncomplicated bladder infections usually resolve within 3-5 days of treatment, kidney infections more serious and often af... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: It is a very good question. For most people it appears that the immune system ultimately succeeds in clearing the virus from the body or that the viru... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: Peyronie's disease is usually associated with a palpable lump in th penis; new-onset curvature of the penis with erection; and/or pain in the penis wi... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See a physician: Though not necessarily serious, visible blood in the urine (hematuria) is never normal and should be evaluated to determine the cause. In a 20 y/o ma... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Not usually: The nerves that primarily innervate the genitals come from t12-l2 region: ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerves. Pudendal nerve aris... Read More

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Dr. James Lin
May 6, 2014
Dr. Lewis' sharp vision/analysis, to-the-point statements, openhearted passion, and broad clear knowledge make him capable to deliver a timely attention to personal concern in urology field. So, I rec...Read More
Jan 21, 2014
This physician's responses are accurate, well phrased and easily understood by the patients requesting advice. He is knowledgeable, succinct and inordinately helpful. Would highly recommend him.
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Jan 24, 2014
Thank you very much Dr Lewis for the information.. It makes sense to me now.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! didnt know you couldnt take stuff like naproxen with diuretics, guess i'll have to stop the diuretics, i usually just take one naproxen a day so as not to retain so much...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for your reply. Since asking my question I have had an ultrasound scan. My urologist called yesterday to advice it was swallen tissue / skin oedema. Wi...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you, Dr. Gregory Lewis, It's just I wanted to be able to focus my sexual energy on more constructive things instead of just masturbating compulsively. Thanks ag...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Top Doctor, First Place, Joliet Region, IL - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Joliet Region, IL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Urologic Association
Societe Internationale d'Urologie
American Urological Association, North Central Section

Publications

Preparation of Outpatients for Excretory Urography: Is Bowel Preparation With Laxatives and Dietary Restrictions Necessary?
Tracking Down the Source of Hematuria
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