We found 5 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept PHCS PPO near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. William J Catalona, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Catalona is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Catalona include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), genetic issues, and prostate cancer. Dr. Catalona's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Catalona has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Surgery, Genetic Issues, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffery Engel, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Geoffery Engel, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Engel's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Engel attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Engel has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward "ted" M. Schaeffer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Schaeffer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cancer screening, and prostate cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schaeffer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schaeffer attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Schaeffer has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Matthias Dominikus Hofer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthias Hofer is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hofer graduated from the University of Ulm Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hofer include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hofer's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Penile Disorders, Incontinence, Urethral Reconstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis A Pessis, MD
Specializes in Urology
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 970
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Pessis is an urologist in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pessis include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Pessis is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Rush Oak Park Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Pessis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic ... (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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