We found 8 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept QualCare near Woodbury, NJ.

Karl H Ebert MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
17 W. Red Bank Avenue; Suite-303
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Karl Ebert is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ebert attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Ebert is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ebert is affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

Mitchell N Kotler MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.06 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
17 W Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Mitchell Kotler sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Physician Partners, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Kotler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patient ratings for Dr. Kotler average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kotler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

Randy B Ackerman MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Randy Ackerman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ackerman is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ackerman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman takes. His professional affiliations include Virtua Physician Partners, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

Specializes in Urology
17 W Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Murillo Mangubat's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Mangubat honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His medical residency was performed at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Male Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Microsurgery, Proctoscopy, Hydrocelectomy, Endo ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.45 stars out of 5 (33 ratings)
1300 Black Horse Pike
Glendora, NJ

Dr. Benjamin Blank specializes in family medicine and practices in Glendora, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blank include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blank accepts. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Blank is affiliated with Kennedy Health and Virtua Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

Mrs Sneh Jain MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ

Dr. Sneh Jain's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Jain's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disorders, C ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
300 South Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel sees patients in Runnemede, NJ. His medical specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. Dr. Patel is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College and a graduate of Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disorders, Celluliti ... (Read more)

Lucinda Fisher MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
75 W Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Lucinda Fisher specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Hospitalists.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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