We found 7 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Cigna Bronze EPO near Carrollton, TX.

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Dr. Jared Darrell Stringer, MD
Specializes in Urology
5300 West Plano Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jared Stringer works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stringer accepts. Dr. Stringer studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stringer is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Incontinence, Incontinence ... (Read more)

Dr. James George Saalfield, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 N State Highway 161; Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. James Saalfield's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Saalfield's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Saalfield focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Saalfield accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maust's areas of expertise include the following: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Maust is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Maust completed a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. Anis A Ansari, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1948 E Hebron Parkway; Suite 110, Building 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Anis Ansari's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Ansari is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ansari's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ansari completed a residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sybil Jane Taquet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Sybil Taquet's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Taquet include warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Taquet completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Taquet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao works as a family medicine physician and pediatrician. She attended medical school at Harbin Medical University. Dr. Xiao's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Xiao speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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Dr. Phillip H Disraeli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1933 E. Frankford Road; Suite 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Disraeli's medical specialty is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Disraeli include sports health, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Disraeli is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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