We found 10 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Stony Brook, NY.

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

Dr. Frank Darras specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Darras (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Darras's areas of expertise include the following: 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Hsc Level 9 Urology; Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spaliviero include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. He graduated from the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Adler include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Adler takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn, Dr. Adler attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Penile Cancer, Research, Urinary Incontinence, ... (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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Schulsinger include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and endourologic procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulsinger honors. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Urinary Stones, Urge Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jason Michael Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
Department of Urology Hsc 9; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Jason Kim is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program 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)

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

Dr. John Fitzgerald is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Fitzgerald's clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His professional affiliations include Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Fitzgerald attended the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science for medical school. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer.

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

Dr. Alek Mishail is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in East Setauket, NY and Rego Park, NY. Dr. Mishail's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mishail honors. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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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 sees patients in East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patient ratings for Dr. Frischer average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frischer honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Rabin Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Frischer attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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Dr. Steven J Weissbart, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook; Department of Urology Hsc 9
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Steven Weissbart works as an urologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissbart include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic surgery, and endourologic procedures. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Sacrocolpopexy, Neurostimulation, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Urge ... (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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