We found 10 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Vytra near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Frank Sam Darras, MD
Specializes in Urology
24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Frank Darras practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Darras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darras include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Darras attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Transplant Procedures, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero's education and training includes medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Research, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sardar Ali Ali Khan, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sardar Khan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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Dr. David Adam Schulsinger, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. David Schulsinger works as an urologist. Dr. Schulsinger attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulsinger honors. In addition to English, Dr. Schulsinger speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. Howard Lewis Adler, MD
Specializes in Urology
Department of Urology; Hsc Level 9, Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Howard Adler sees patients in East Setauket, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Patchogue, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Adler include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant.

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Dr. Alek Mishail, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Alek Mishail's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mishail's clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Dr. Jason Michael Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jason Kim's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Dr. John Patrick Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzgerald include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Fitzgerald studied medicine at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. For his professional training, Dr. Fitzgerald completed a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. Dr. Fitzgerald is affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. Wayne Charles Waltzer, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Wayne Waltzer works as an urologist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Waltzer include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Waltzer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean. He is professionally affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Dr. Zelik I Frischer, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Zelik Frischer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Frischer include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Frischer is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University for medical school, Dr. Frischer completed his residency training at Rabin Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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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.