We found 7 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Waupaca, WI.

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Dr. Omar Atassi, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Omar Atassi practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Atassi include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patient ratings for Dr. Atassi average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atassi accepts. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Atassi trained at Beaumont Hospitals for his residency. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Dr. Robert Elmer Vlach Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Robert Vlach sees patients in Appleton, WI and Waupaca, WI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and male incontinence. Dr. Vlach is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Vlach completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Vlach is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tait D Fors, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Tait Fors' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Fors's clinical interests include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Dr. Scott C Kolbeck, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Scott Kolbeck is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolbeck include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Kolbeck takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Kolbeck is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. Daniel J Higgins, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Higgins' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Higgins's professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Higgins graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. Michael James Murphy, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Michael Murphy sees patients in Neenah, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Appleton, WI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphy accepts. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Jessica Marie Lillie
Specializes in Family Medicine
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Ms. Jessica Lillie specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Ms. Lillie include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Ms. Lillie is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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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