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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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Christenson speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, stent placement (stenting), and bladder infection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Naval Hospital. Dr. Christenson is an in-network provider for 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, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnes include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. 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). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Albani's areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Albani is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. 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. Priya Padmanabhan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Padmanabhan's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She 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 is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bhattacharya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bhattacharya is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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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 is a family practitioner in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Zufer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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. 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 general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Hihi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Al-Hihi 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, 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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lemaster include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Lemaster is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at JPS Health Network for residency. He speaks Nepali.

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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. 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 an internist. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include liver disease, athlete's foot, and atrial fibrillation. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Brown completed her residency training 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 practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Birch accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail works as a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Vail honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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

Dr. Mary Redmon specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Redmon's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Redmon takes.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crenner include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Dr. Crenner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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, 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 practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Maxfield include bone pain, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Maxfield is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maxfield attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Her clinical interests include restless leg syndrome, athlete's foot, and eczema. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Fitzgibbons performed her residency 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, 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.