We found 11 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept United Healthcare near Stony Brook, NY.

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

Dr. Frank Darras works as an urologist. Dr. Darras's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Darras (or staff) speaks 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)

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). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adler graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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

Dr. Jason Kim specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kim is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is professionally 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. John Patrick Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Fitzgerald's clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. Dr. Fitzgerald's medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks 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)

Dr. Wayne Charles Waltzer, MD
Specializes in Urology
Department of Urology; Mod U Urology Clinic Level 5 Suite 110
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Wayne Waltzer sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Waltzer (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Waltzer's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and radical cystectomy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Waltzer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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

Dr. Alek Mishail's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mishail trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Mishail's clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and penile cancer. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Mishail is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Urinary ... (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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. Dr. Khan is a graduate of 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)

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

Dr. David Schulsinger practices urology (urinary tract disease) in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Schulsinger is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and endourologic procedures. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Schulsinger attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulsinger honors.

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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)

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Hsc Level 9 Urology; Room 040
Stony Brook, 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) is conversant in 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. Zelik I Frischer, MD
Specializes in Urology
24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Zelik Frischer is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frischer include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Frischer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. He trained at Rabin Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency.

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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)

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

Dr. Steven Weissbart is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Weissbart studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic surgery, and endourologic procedures. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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