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We found 6 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Cigna near Bordentown, NJ.

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Specializes in Urology
243 Route 130 North
Bordentown, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Perzin is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perzin's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, uterine prolapse, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Snowden Brackin Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2105 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Phillip Brackin's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Brackin has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brackin honors. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
243 Route 130 North
Bordentown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Goldlust's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldlust include low testosterone (male hypogonadism), varicocele, and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Goldlust is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Goldlust honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary F Campagnolo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3242 Route 206; Building A 2
Mansfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mary Campagnolo practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Mansfield, NJ and Bordentown, NJ. Her clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Campagnolo attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Overlook Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3242 Route 206
Bordentown, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. On average, patients gave Dr. Chen a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Virtua Voorhees. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
691 Delaware Avenue
Roebling, NJ
 

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim is an internist in Roebling, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Ibrahim's clinical interests: ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and eczema. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ibrahim studied medicine at Albany Medical College and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (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.