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We found 4 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Houston, TX.

Dr. Benjamin Ethan Dillon, MD
Specializes in Urology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Dillon is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Dillon is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Dillon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Levy Ho, MD
Specializes in Urology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Ho practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX and Webster, TX. Dr. Ho's professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ho takes. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Adrenal Cancer, Penile Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samit D Soni, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 Cambridge Street; #10b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samit Soni is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Soni is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Soni (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Wojciech Pastuszak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Pastuszak is an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Pastuszak's areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Varicocele, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Surgical Repair, Female Sexual ... (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.