Blue Cross Health Insurance Plans Cover Urolift for BPH for Many Men in NYC and Nationwide.
by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, a board-certified urologist, and specialist in the treatment of enlarged prostate and complex urinary problems using minimally invasive approaches. He is one of the first urologists in the US and NYC to offer Urolift as a treatment for enlarged prostate.
Blue Cross Coverage for Urolift Procedure in NYS.
Many Blue Cross plans nationwide to cover the Urolift procedure for our patients in our New York City office.
Because different Blue Cross plans have slightly different Urolift coverage rules, it is important for us to get pre-authorization from your BlueCross insurance plan prior to the procedure.
To establish your eligibility for the Urolift procedure for BPH, a thorough examination and evaluation are performed during an initial visit.
Additional tests such as Uroflowmetry (uroflow), post-void residual testing, pelvic ultrasound, and cystoscopy are performed. In general men with appropriate prostate anatomy, symptoms of BPH and side effects to medications are eligible.
At New York Urology Specialists, we can perform the Urolift procedure for men with Blue Cross health insurance plans regardless of their home address. Urolift procedures are performed in our office in New York City (90%) or affiliated surgical center (10%).
Treatment with the Urolift stent involves a quick outpatient procedure. Men traveling from other states and countries can usually return home the next day after the procedure.
Blue Cross international insurance requires pre-certification to determine if the procedure will be covered by an international plan. Not all international BlueCross plans cover Urolift.
Does BlueCross Cover Urolift Procedure?
Many Blue Cross plans cover Urolift for enlarged prostate for our patients in Manhattan. We treat patients from all boroughs of New York City, New Jersey and visitors from across the US as well as international patients.
Typically Urolift procedure is covered by insurance for men over age 50. For men younger than age 50, insurance pre-authorization will be necessary to establish coverage from Blue Cross plans.
The following Blue Cross Plans Cover Urolift Procedure at New York Urology Specialists
- Blue Shield/Blue Cross BS of IL Urolift Coverage: Yes
- Blue Cross of Montana Urolift Coverage: Yes
- Blue Cross of Texas Covers Urolift Procedure
- Horizon Blue Cross of NJ Urolift Coverage: Yes
- Independence Blue Cross of PA Urolift Coverage: Yes
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urinary problems in men. He uses modern effective and proven treatment methods including Urolift for BPH. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area.
He has successfully performed hundreds of prostate procedures in adults. Urolift procedures are performed in the office under local anesthesia, in a surgical center and affiliated hospitals under anesthesia.
We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance. Find out our office hours or directions to our office. We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.