We found 9 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Humana near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Bradley E Davis, MD
Specializes in Urology
College Park Family Care Center - Specialty Office; 10600 Mastin St Entrance A
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Davis' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Davis's residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors. Dr. Davis has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Circumcision, Urologic Cancer, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Thurmon Thurmon, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Kerri Barnes' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Barnes's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Barnes 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
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Padmanabhan obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed 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. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. McGreevy completed her residency training 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. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Al-Hihi is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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. 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 medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vail obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and 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: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Beth Mason, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Medical Office Building - Level 4 Pod B, The University of Kansas P.
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rachel Mason practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mason include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Mason attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. 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. Melinda A Roney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Melinda Roney's medical specialty is family medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Roney honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia 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, 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Stolte's training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her clinical interests include liver disease, athlete's foot, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Stolte is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally 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)

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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.