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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis takes. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Davis 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 professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Barnes's clinical interests include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnes accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She 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.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. McGreevy studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She honors 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: 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Al-Hihi is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He 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. 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 specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Vail honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of expertise include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone disease. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Mason is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Dr. Roney is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roney attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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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. 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 specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: liver disease, athlete's foot, and atrial fibrillation. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Stolte attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.