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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 is an urologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Darras takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Darras (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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

Dr. Sardar Khan's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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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 is an urologist and surgical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Spaliviero include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant. After attending the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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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. 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 Patchogue, NY. Before completing his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn, Dr. Adler attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Adler 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, Viant, and more. 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. Jason Michael Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jason Kim is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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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 is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzgerald include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzgerald takes. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. Dr. Fitzgerald's professional affiliations include Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile ... (Read more)

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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Schulsinger's clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cryotherapy, and endourologic procedures. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Mishail attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Waltzer (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. Dr. Waltzer's professional affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waltzer accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Frischer's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frischer takes. He studied medicine at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Frischer trained 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.