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We found 6 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Aetna HMO near Medford, NJ.

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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Heather Wargo works as an urologist in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wargo's clinical interests include bladder cancer, uterine prolapse, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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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. Jack Dwosh, MD
Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Jack Dwosh practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Dwosh is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dwosh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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. Rhett L Daugherty, MD
Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Rhett Daugherty is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Daugherty's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Daugherty is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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Specializes in Urology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. William Niedrach specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and laser surgery. Dr. Niedrach's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He is in-network for 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
639 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner sees patients in Burlington, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Delran, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorfner is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorfner's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorfner accepts. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Dorfner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Associates of Southern Nj; Medford Leas, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James D'amico's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. D'amico include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. D'amico accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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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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.