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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 is an urologist in Texarkana, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parham include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. 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 attended medical school at 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parham is accepting 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. Dr. Rittenhouse is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rittenhouse studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His practice 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. James George Saalfield, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. James Saalfield's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Saalfield is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Saalfield attended Tulane University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Saalfield is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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Specializes in Urology
416 S Henderson
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Charles Bamberger's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bamberger's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, penile cancer, and sleep disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Bamberger is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bamberger is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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

Dr. David Gould's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Gould's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and polycystic kidney disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Gould is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Gahan's areas of expertise consist of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), testicular cancer, and hydrocele. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Gahan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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.