We found 22 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Paul J Christenson, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Christenson is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Christenson's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), bladder infection, and genital warts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christenson takes. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Christenson is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Joseph Albani, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
N Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Frank Albani is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer. Dr. Albani is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Albani attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Albani's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Carrie Thurmon Thurmon, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3016, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kerri Barnes works as an urologist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnes include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Barnes attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Padmanabhan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Rectocele, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley B Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Bhattacharya performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks French and Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahira Zufer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tahira Zufer works as a family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Zufer takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Zufer is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Long Term Care, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy is a general internist in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGreevy attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Al-Hihi's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vail include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. Dr. Vail is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Vail attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vail takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Beth Mason, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rachel Mason sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Mason completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Her areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone diseases. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mason is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Long Term Care, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph W Lemaster, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joseph Lemaster sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lemaster obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at JPS Health Network. In addition to English, Dr. Lemaster speaks Nepali. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Maree Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, 6040 Delp, Ms 1020; Division of General & Geriatric Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sarah Stolte is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stolte include liver disease, athlete's foot, and atrial fibrillation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stolte honors. Dr. Stolte is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Tetanus Shot, Immunization, Allergies, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Colleen E Brown, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Colleen Brown practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include liver disease, athlete's foot, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Brown is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Tetanus Shot, Immunization, Allergies, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia M Fitzgibbons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Patricia Fitzgibbons specializes in family medicine and practices in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among Dr. Fitzgibbons's clinical interests: restless leg syndrome, athlete's foot, and wheezing. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Tully Marks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sarah Marks is a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include the following: athlete's foot, wheezing, and eczema. Dr. Marks is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Marks trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Marks takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (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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