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 has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Davis honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Davis attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. Dr. Davis 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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. Dr. Barnes is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Barnes attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnes accepts.

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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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Padmanabhan's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. 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. Dr. Padmanabhan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGreevy is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. McGreevy's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She 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, 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 is a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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). He is conversant in 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 works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Vail include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. Dr. Vail is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Vail trained 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. 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). These areas are among Dr. Mason's clinical interests: bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason honors. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for her residency. She 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 is a family medicine physician in Shawnee Mission, KS. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Roney include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. 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 Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Roney 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. 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Stolte is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency. Her areas of expertise include liver disease, athlete's foot, and atrial fibrillation. She honors 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: 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.

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