We found 12 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept United Healthcare near Stony Brook, NY.

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

Dr. Yefim Sheynkin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sheynkin's areas of expertise include microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at First Moscow Medical Institute and residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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 an urology (urinary tract disease) and nephrology (kidney disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Darras performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Frischer's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated him 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 accepts. After attending Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University for medical school, Dr. Frischer completed his residency training 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Riverhead, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Kim completed his residency training 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 is an urologist and surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Fitzgerald takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Fitzgerald attended the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science for medical school. Dr. Fitzgerald is 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. Wayne C Waltzer, MD
Specializes in Urology
3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Wayne Waltzer practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Waltzer's clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and radical cystectomy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Adler's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adler honors. Dr. Adler is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Adler's residency was performed at the University Hospital of Brooklyn.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mishail include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and penile cancer. Dr. Mishail honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Mishail is 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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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 works as an urologist in East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and endourologic procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulsinger takes. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency.

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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 specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Spaliviero's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and clinical trials. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Spaliviero trained 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: 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He works in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Weissbart graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissbart include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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