We found 6 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept United Healthcare near Trumbull, CT.

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Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Armm is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
4695 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Small is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Bridgeport, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Small is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Small welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Urinary Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Edward Paraiso is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Paraiso (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Paraiso is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He honors MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Paraiso has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Biofeedback, Vasectomy, Robotic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Viner is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Viner is rated highly by his patients. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viner accepts. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Viner trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Viner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Robert Weinstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and Milford, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weinstein takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Weinstein attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Howard Zuckerman is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuckerman attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zuckerman trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Zuckerman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Polish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Abdominal ... (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.

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