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

Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Christenson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Hospital. Dr. Christenson's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), bladder infection, and genital warts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Christenson is conversant in Spanish. His 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)

Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3016, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kerri Barnes' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Barnes performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Barnes is professionally 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)

Specializes in Urology, Other
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
N Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Frank Albani works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Albani include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer. Dr. Albani has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Albani attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Albani has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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

Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. Dr. Padmanabhan's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhattacharya graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy works as an internist. Her clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. McGreevy is in-network 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: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tahira Zufer's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Zufer attended King Edward Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. 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, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Hihi honors. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Al-Hihi completed his residency training 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, Wheezing, ... (Read more)

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 Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at JPS Health Network. He speaks Nepali. Dr. Lemaster 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)

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 in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include liver disease, athlete's foot, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Brown is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birch honors. Dr. Birch is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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, Anoscopy, Restless Leg ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vail include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is in-network for 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 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, Colposcopy, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mary Redmon works as a family practitioner. Dr. Redmon attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for her residency. Her clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 401
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Patricia Fitzgibbons specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: restless leg syndrome, athlete's foot, and wheezing. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. 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. Dr. Fitzgibbons takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kelsie Kelly is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kelly attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kelly 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, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Delp 6040, Ms 1020
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Crenner works as an internist in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Dr. Crenner is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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)

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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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