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BPH (Enlarged Prostate)

BPH (Enlarged Prostate)

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BPH primarily affects men over the age of 40, of all races and ethnic backgrounds.

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The prostate is a walnut-sized gland whose primary function is to help in reproduction. Given its location in front of the bladder, however, enlargement of the prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can constrict the flow of urine and impair emptying of the bladder, leading to urinary frequency, urgency, and having to urinate at night.

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BPH primarily affects men over the age of 40, of all races and ethnic backgrounds. In fact, approximately 80% of men over the age of 70 have some degree of BPH. Fortunately, not all men will suffer bothersome symptoms. Currently, it is estimated that 25%-50% of men with an enlarged prostate have some degree of bothersome urinary symptoms and can benefit from some form of medical or surgical treatment from a urologist.

BPH (Enlarged Prostate) - Risks & Causes

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Prostatic growth and enlargement is a natural process that normally occurs in men. It occurs to varying degrees.

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BPH (Enlarged Prostate) - Symptoms and Evaluation

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The symptoms caused by BPH may involve either problems emptying the bladder or problems with bladder storage.

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BPH (Enlarged Prostate) - Treatment Options

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Treatment for BPH focuses on reducing the symptoms associated with prostatic enlargement. The decision on how to treat BPH depends on how bothersome your symptoms are.

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Physicians & Faculty

Dr. Alexis E. Te, M.D. | Cornell Urology

Alexis E. Te

M.D.

646.962.4811
646.962.4811
Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, CIGNA, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, POMCO, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, United Healthcare Commercial
The Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center
Dr. Richard K. Lee, M.D. | Cornell Urology

Richard Lee

M.D., M.B.A.

646.962.4811
646.962.4811
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
Brady Urologic Health Center
Dr. Bilal Chughtai, M.D.

Bilal Chughtai

M.D.

646.962.4811
646.962.4811
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare], Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
The Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center

Alfred Winkler

MD, MBA

(646) 962-9600
(646) 962-9600
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Health Plan, Amida Care, Blue Priority Network, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, GHI, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare], Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], POMCO, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Compass, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Health Care [Community Plan], United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
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