We found 7 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Avon, OH.

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Dr. Luay Philip Susan, MD
Specializes in Urology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Luay Susan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Hamot Medical Center, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His clinical interests include cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), brachytherapy (seed implants), and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). On average, patients gave Dr. Susan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Susan is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Neurostimulation, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Shih-Chieh Chueh is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Chueh is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chueh include bladder cancer, pelvic cancer, and partial nephrectomy. Dr. Chueh is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing his residency at National Taiwan University Hospital, Dr. Chueh attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Taipei Medical University for medical school. Dr. Chueh is conversant in Chinese. His professional affiliations include Avon Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Varicocele, Circumcision, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony N Avallone, MD
Specializes in Urology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Anthony Avallone is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Avallone attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Avallone's clinical interests: pelvic cancer, partial nephrectomy, and polycystic kidney disease. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Avallone takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Avon Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Female Incontinence, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas M Picklow, MD
Specializes in Urology
33300 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Picklow is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Cambridge, OH, Avon, OH, and Wooster, OH. His clinical interests include shock wave lithotripsy, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Picklow is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. The average patient rating for Dr. Picklow is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Cystoscopy, Hypogonadism, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajan Ramanathan, MD
Specializes in Urology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Rajan Ramanathan is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Independence, OH, Avon, OH, and Cleveland, OH. Dr. Ramanathan is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include pelvic cancer, partial nephrectomy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Ramanathan (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Independence Family Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

Dr. James C Ulchaker, MD
Specializes in Urology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. James Ulchaker specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Ulchaker's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and radical cystectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Independence Family Health Center, Beachwood Family Health Center, and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ulchaker obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Rabets, MD
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. John Rabets' education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenal tumor, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rabets is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His professional affiliations include Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Circumcision, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Prostatitis, Kidney Cancer, Kidney ... (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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