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

Dr. Richard Macchia's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Macchia include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Macchia graduated from New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Macchia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Sneha Vaish is an urologist in Weston, FL. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Vaish attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Vaish's areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The average patient rating for Dr. Vaish is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vaish speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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

Dr. Barbara Ercole's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Ercole attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Dr. Ercole is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Ercole speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hakim include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and clinical trials. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is in-network 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 SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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

Dr. Alok Shrivastava works as an urologist. Dr. Shrivastava attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Shrivastava include partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy, and clinical trials. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in Hindi. He is 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)

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

Dr. Nicolas Muruve's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muruve include testicular cancer, robotic prostatectomy, and kidney surgery. Dr. Muruve is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Muruve is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Muruve completed a residency program at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Muruve has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks 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)

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera practices urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Cabrera is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cabrera's clinical interests: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Cabrera's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urodynamic Testing, 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.