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' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Darras include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. Dr. Darras (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Riverhead, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urodynamics, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Adler is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in East Setauket, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Commack, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adler include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Adler's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Waltzer (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Waltzer include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and radical cystectomy. His professional affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Waltzer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzgerald include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Fitzgerald is affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. After attending the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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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). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and penile cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Mishail obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Mishail is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Dr. Sardar Khan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in East Setauket, NY and Bohemia, NY. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Dr. Zelik Frischer is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Frischer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Dr. Frischer's medical residency was performed at Rabin Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Schulsinger's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and endourologic procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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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 specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Hampton Bays, NY. Dr. Spaliviero's clinical interests include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and clinical trials. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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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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