We found 6 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Robert Gordon Parham, MD
Specializes in Urology
1001 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parham include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Parham graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Parham is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. David Randall Rittenhouse, DO
Specializes in Urology
1001 12th Ave St 140; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Rittenhouse practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rittenhouse include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. Dr. Rittenhouse's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rittenhouse is accepting new patients. He graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. James George Saalfield, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. James Saalfield, who practices in Irving, TX and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Saalfield graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Saalfield has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Specializes in Urology
416 S Henderson
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Charles Bamberger's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bamberger's clinical interests include bladder cancer, penile cancer, and sleep disorders. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Bamberger trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Specializes in Urology
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Gould is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and polycystic kidney disease. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gould takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. Jeffrey Chad Gahan, MD
400 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gahan's clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), testicular cancer, and hydrocele. Dr. Gahan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Gahan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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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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