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We found 8 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Davis is conversant in French. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Davis is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnes include 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. Dr. Barnes's medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. 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, 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 specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Padmanabhan include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and stent placement (stenting). She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. She 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: 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. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGreevy's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She 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. 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 works as a general internist in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Al-Hihi accepts United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally 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. 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 is a family practitioner in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Vail is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Vail 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, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mason's areas of expertise include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason honors. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is 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 sees patients in Shawnee Mission, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Roney graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (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.