We found 7 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 near Weston, FL.

Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Macchia average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macchia include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Macchia is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Macchia has received include Dr. Macchia has been cited more 60 times in various "best doctor" guides in New York; AUA Distinguished Contribution award; and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sneha Vaish is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Weston, FL. Dr. Vaish has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Vaish's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Pelvic Problems, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Ercole, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Ercole's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ercole include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Ercole trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Scott Hakim, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Hakim is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hakim is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hakim include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and clinical trials. Dr. Hakim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hakim graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral Resection ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Muruve's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Muruve is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muruve's areas of expertise include the following: testicular cancer, robotic prostatectomy, and kidney surgery. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Muruve is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Muruve is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alok Shrivastava specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Shrivastava attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy, and clinical trials. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shrivastava at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shrivastava accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shrivastava has received include Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, American Urological Assoc. Annual Meeting and Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Cabrera's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Durham VA Medical Center. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile ... (Read more)

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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.

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