We found 6 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Avon, OH.

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Luay P. Susan M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.28 stars (7 ratings)
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Luay Susan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Afrikaans. These areas are among Dr. Susan's clinical interests: cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), brachytherapy (seed implants), and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center. Dr. Susan attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Hamot Medical Center, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Brachytherapy, Hypogonadism, Neurostimulation, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh M.D.
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Shih-Chieh Chueh is an urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Taipei Medical University and performed his residency at National Taiwan University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, pelvic cancer, and partial nephrectomy. Patients gave Dr. Chueh an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Chueh is conversant in Chinese. His hospital/clinic 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: Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, ... (Read more)

Anthony Avallone MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.79 stars (23 ratings)
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Anthony Avallone is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Avallone attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests include pelvic cancer, partial nephrectomy, and polycystic kidney disease. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Avallone accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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)

Rajan Ramanathan M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (7 ratings)
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Rajan Ramanathan is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ramanathan (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramanathan include pelvic cancer, partial nephrectomy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). His professional affiliations include Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Medina Hospital. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Vellore and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ramanathan honors 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, Partial Nephrectomy, Cystoscopy, Penile Cancer, Circumcision, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

James C. Ulchaker MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.74 stars (21 ratings)
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. James Ulchaker's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and radical cystectomy. Dr. Ulchaker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Independence Family Health Center, Beachwood Family Health Center, and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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

John Rabets MD
average rating 4.75 stars (8 ratings)
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. John Rabets has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Rabets's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. His hospital/clinic 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: Circumcision, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Prostatitis, Kidney Transplant, Urologic Disorders, ... (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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