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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 is an East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). 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. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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)

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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, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Bohemia, NY, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He is in-network for 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, 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 is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. He attended the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. He takes HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Howard Lewis Adler, MD
Specializes in Urology
Department of Urology; Hsc Level 9, Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Howard Adler's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Adler include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Adler completed his residency training 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)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Penile Cancer, Research, Urinary Incontinence, ... (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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Kim is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. Dr. Fitzgerald completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in East Setauket, NY. These areas are among Dr. Schulsinger's clinical interests: 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. 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. He speaks 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. 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. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mishail include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. Dr. Mishail takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He 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)

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Waltzer's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waltzer (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean. He is affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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)

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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 area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Frischer include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). 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. Dr. Frischer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, 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, 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Weissbart's areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and pelvic surgery. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Surgery, Transurethral ... (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.