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 an urologist in Mount Laurel, NJ and Bordentown, NJ. Dr. Perzin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perzin accepts. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
243 Route 130 North
Bordentown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Goldlust works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldlust include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldlust is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Goldlust is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Circumcision, Erectile ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Phillip Brackin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Brackin's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Brackin's 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)

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

Dr. Mary Campagnolo is a family practice physician and geriatrician in Mansfield, NJ and Bordentown, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Campagnolo include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Campagnolo obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Overlook Hospital. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, in addition to 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
691 Delaware Avenue
Roebling, NJ
 

Dr. Ahmad Haj-Ibrahim's medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Haj-Ibrahim is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and eczema. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Great-West Healthcare, and more. He attended Albany Medical College and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Haj-Ibrahim is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Timothy Chen is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Virtua Voorhees for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (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.