We found 11 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Stony Brook, NY.

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Dr. Yefim R Sheynkin, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Yefim Sheynkin's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is a graduate of First Moscow Medical Institute and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Sheynkin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Microsurgery, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Prostatitis, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Sam Darras, MD
Specializes in Urology
24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Frank Darras is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Darras takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Transplant Procedures, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zelik I Frischer, MD
Specializes in Urology
24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Zelik Frischer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Frischer average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Frischer include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Frischer honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Rabin Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Transplant Procedures, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urge ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Michael Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
Department of Urology Hsc 9; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Jason Kim's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urodynamics, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzgerald include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Fitzgerald studied medicine at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Research, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard L Adler, MD
Specializes in Urology
24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Howard Adler is an urologist in East Setauket, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Commack, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Adler include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Adler takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospital of Brooklyn's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Penile Cancer, Research, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alek Mishail, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Alek Mishail's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mishail include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and penile cancer. Dr. Mishail is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Mishail's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sardar Ali Ali Khan, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sardar Khan practices urology (urinary tract disease) in East Setauket, NY and Bohemia, NY. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. Dr. Khan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Schulsinger, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. David Schulsinger sees patients in East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Schulsinger obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and endourologic procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Urinary Stones, Urge Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Hsc Level 9 Urology; Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero is an urologist and surgical oncologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and clinical trials. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spaliviero honors.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Tumor, Clinical Trials, Pheochromocytoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Weissbart, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Stony Brook; Department of Urology Hsc 9
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Steven Weissbart, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Weissbart takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Sacrocolpopexy, Neurostimulation, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Urge ... (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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