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Specializes in Urology
777 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. David Sussman is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sussman include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sussman is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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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
777 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Keeler is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Keeler attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Keeler trained at Tufts Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Family Medicine
369 White Horse Pike
Waterford Works, NJ
 

Dr. Gregg Pearson is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pearson is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Pearson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pearson speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
425 12th Street
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia practices family medicine in Lumberton, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naticchia include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naticchia graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Naticchia completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 Family Medicine
187 S Route 73
Braddock, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Goudsward practices family medicine. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Goudsward's areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goudsward is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
8 N White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Pratima Parikh is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Parikh takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Parikh's residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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