We found 5 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr Robert G Parham MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2900 Acme Brick Plaza
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Robert Parham sees patients in Texarkana, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Parham's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Parham is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transp ... (Read more)

James G Saalfield MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.06 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. James Saalfield's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Saalfield is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Saalfield is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Las Colinas.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

David R Rittenhouse DO
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1001 12th Avenue; Suite 140
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. David Rittenhouse's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rittenhouse is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rittenhouse is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transp ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.17 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
900 Jerome Street; Suite 304
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. David Gould, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Gould average 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gould graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Jeffrey Chad Gahan
400 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Jeffrey Gahan has indicated that his clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), testicular cancer, and hydrocele. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Gahan graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

All Interests: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Testicular Cancer, Hydrocele, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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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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