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Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.1 stars (5 ratings)
243 Route 130 North
Bordentown, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Asroff sees patients in Mount Laruel, NJ, Bordentown, NJ, and Mount Laurel, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. These areas are among Dr. Asroff's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Asroff is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip S. Brackin Jr. MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 1.55 stars (5 ratings)
2105 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Phillip Brackin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and cryosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brackin at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
243 Route 130 North
Bordentown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Goldlust works as an urologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldlust at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldlust include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Goldlust trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.12 stars (6 ratings)
243 Route 130 North
Bordentown, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Perzin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Perzin include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patients gave Dr. Perzin an average rating 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. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary F. Campagnolo MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 3.66 stars (9 ratings)
3242 Route 206; Building A 2
Mansfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mary Campagnolo's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Mansfield, NJ and Bordentown, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Campagnolo include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Campagnolo completed her residency training at Overlook Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campagnolo takes.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Chen M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
3242 Route 206
Bordentown, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen's area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Virtua Voorhees.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, ... (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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