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Specializes in Urology
777 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. David Sussman practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sussman include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sussman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Specializes in Urology
777 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Keeler practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Keeler attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
369 White Horse Pike
Waterford Works, NJ
 

Dr. Gregg Pearson works as a family practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Pearson average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Pearson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pearson attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pearson's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Pearson is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Naticchia include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Naticchia accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, 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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
187 S Route 73; Building B
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Goudsward works as a family medicine physician. These areas are among Dr. Goudsward's clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Goudsward attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Goudsward is 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)

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

Dr. Pratima Parikh is an adolescent medicine specialist in Berlin, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Dr. Parikh obtained her medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parikh takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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.

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