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We found 5 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept PHCS PPO near Chicago, IL.

Dr. William John Catalona, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Catalona is an urologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), genetic issues, and prostate cancer. Dr. Catalona's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Catalona's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Surgery, Genetic Issues, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward "ted" M. Schaeffer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Schaeffer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Schaeffer include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cancer screening, and prostate cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Schaeffer is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Geoffery Engel, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Geoffery Engel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Engel's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Engel has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Engel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Aaron Pessis, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 970
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Pessis is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Pessis's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Affiliated Urologists, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pessis takes. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Pessis attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pessis speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles F McKiel Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1725 W. Harrison Street; Suite 762
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Charles McKiel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer. Dr. McKiel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McKiel's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Affiliated Urologists. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer

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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.