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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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Christenson's clinical interests: urodynamic testing, stent placement (stenting), and bladder infection. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Christenson's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Albani is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Albani include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albani accepts. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Albani has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. Dr. Barnes takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Padmanabhan attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Padmanabhan is 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, Rectocele, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Dr. Bhattacharya's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya accepts.

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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, Eczema, ... (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 an internist. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. McGreevy's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGreevy 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. Tahira Zufer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tahira Zufer sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zufer include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from King Edward Medical University and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She accepts 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, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (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 works as a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi's clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Dr. Joseph William 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 is a family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at JPS Health Network. He speaks Nepali. Dr. Lemaster 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, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (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 works as a general internist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: liver disease, athlete's foot, and atrial fibrillation. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program 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. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Birch takes 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. He 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, Long Term Care, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Vail's areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She 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, Colposcopy, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary L Redmon, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mary Redmon's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Redmon include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Dr. Redmon takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Redmon attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Redmon 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, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher W Crenner, MD, PhD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Delp 6040, Ms 1020
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Crenner's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crenner takes. Dr. Crenner studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is professionally 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, Phobias, Athlete's Foot, Atrial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hannah Maxfield specializes in family medicine and practices in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include bone pain, drug allergy, and graves disease. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Maxfield completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Gastroparesis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia M Fitzgibbons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 401
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Patricia Fitzgibbons' area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzgibbons include bone pain, drug allergy, and graves disease. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Fitzgibbons 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, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Health ... (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.