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. Frank S. Darras M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Frank Darras is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Darras's clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Darras attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Transplant Procedures, Pheochromocytoma, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic ... (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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Riverhead, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His clinical interests include atrophic vaginitis, clinical trials, and pelvic pain. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Interstitial Cystitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zelik Frischer M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.58 stars (3 ratings)
24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Zelik Frischer is an urologist in East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated Dr. Frischer highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frischer honors. He graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Frischer completed residency programs 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: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Genitourinary Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yefim Sheynkin M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
Stony Brook Technology Park, 24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Yefim Sheynkin is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheynkin include microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheynkin honors. He attended First Moscow Medical Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Infertility, Microsurgery, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Adler M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.33 stars (3 ratings)
24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Howard Adler, who practices in East Setauket, NY, Patchogue, NY, and Hampton Bays, NY, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Adler trained at the University Hospital of Brooklyn for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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: Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Brachytherapy, Urge Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

John P. Fitzgerald MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
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 affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Alek Mishail M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
Stony Brook Technology Park, 24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Alek Mishail is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mishail include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and penile cancer. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mishail honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Mishail attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Dr. Sardar Ali Khan M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 2.5 stars (1 rating)
Stony Brook Technology Park, 24 Research Way; Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sardar Khan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Khan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urge ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Schulsinger's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulsinger include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), bladder cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schulsinger trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Clinical Trials, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Spaliviero include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and clinical trials. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant. For his professional training, Dr. Spaliviero completed residency programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

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

Dr. Steven Weissbart is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Weissbart's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endourologic Procedures, Pelvic Surgery, Urinary ... (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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