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Dr. Sneha S. Vaish M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (12 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sneha Vaish specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Vaish attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Vaish completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Patients rated Dr. Vaish highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vaish is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Pelvic Problems, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Nicolas A. Muruve M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (10 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Muruve sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Muruve is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Muruve is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre for residency. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Lawrence S. Hakim M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.82 stars (13 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Hakim sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hakim include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Hakim completed a residency program at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Male Fertility Testing, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral ... (Read more)

Dr. Alok Shrivastava MD, MCH
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.17 stars (35 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alok Shrivastava's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include partial nephrectomy, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and radical cystectomy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shrivastava is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Shrivastava completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Shrivastava is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J. Macchia M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia works as an urologist. Dr. Macchia's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Macchia has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Ercole MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.82 stars (28 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Ercole's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ercole is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Ercole attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Ercole trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando Cabrera M.D.
Specializes in Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera works as a surgeon. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cabrera attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cabrera include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. Patients rated Dr. Cabrera highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cabrera accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Durham VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile ... (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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