We found 6 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept AARP near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Epstein's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Epstein's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Dr. Rajesh Shinghal, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shinghal has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shinghal attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. James B Bassett Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Bassett is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Bassett takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Bassett studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Daniel Yao, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Yao is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Yao is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yao accepts. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Yao performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Scott K Angell, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Scott Angell's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Angell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Angell has an open panel.

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What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged. BPH affects about half of men between the ages of 50 and 60, and approximately 80% of men over 80. As the prostate grows in size, it can press down on the tube where urine flows out of the body (the urethra) and cause urinary problems.

Medication can relieve mild to moderate symptoms of BPH, such as frequent urination, incomplete bladder emptying, a weak urine stream, and straining while urinating. However, other forms of treatment may be more appropriate if you have pain with urination, frequent urinary tract infections, or are unable to urinate. The size of your prostate and the severity of your symptoms will determine the type of treatment you need. If your prostate is not very large, your doctor will likely recommend a transurethral procedure. This minimally invasive technique involves the insertion of a scope into the urethra. The most common transurethral procedures for BPH are:

  • Transurethral incision of the prostate or TUIP, where the surgeon uses the scope to make small cuts in the area of the prostate that meets the bladder. These cuts will open up the pathway for urine and allow it to flow with more ease.
  • Transurethral needle ablation or TUNA, where needles are inserted through the scope and into your prostate. The needles use radiofrequency waves to destroy excess prostate tissue.
  • Laser prostate ablation, where lasers pass through the scope to melt away the part of your prostate causing urine blockage.
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate or TURP, where the inside of your prostate is trimmed and removed one tiny piece at a time using the scope.
If your prostate is too big for a transurethral procedure, you may need a simple prostatectomy, which can be done in one of three ways: laparoscopic, robotic, or open. During a laparoscopic simple prostatectomy, your surgeon makes several small incisions on your belly. Then she inserts a long tube with a camera into one of the cuts and surgical instruments into the others. Using the camera to see inside your belly, she carefully removes the enlarged part of your prostate. Robotic simple prostatectomy uses the same techniques as the laparoscopic method, but the surgery is done with the help of a robot. For men with very large prostates, open simple prostatectomy may be the best treatment option. This surgery differs from the other approaches in that it requires a much larger incision.

Most transurethral treatments for BPH, like TUIP, TUNA, and laser prostate ablation, are done in the doctor’s office or outpatient surgery center. TURP and simple prostatectomy, however, need to be performed in the hospital and require an average stay of one to three days. You should wait a week before doing any strenuous activities after a TUIP, TUNA, or laser prostate ablation, and about four to six weeks after a TURP or simple prostatectomy. Although these treatments improve BPH symptoms for most patients, it is important to be aware of the risks involved, such as urine control issues, tightening of the urethra, and erectile dysfunction.