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Enlarged Prostate & BPH 

 

From prostate cancer to voiding difficulties, the prostate can be a source of concern to men. A man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches age 40. This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). As the prostate grows larger, it may press on the urethra and make emptying the bladder difficult. Prostate enlargement may be the most common health problem in men older than 60 years. Symptoms include: urinary urgency, weak stream, waking at night to void, and having to void frequently.

 

We offer state of the art diagnostic testing and provide counseling to form a treatment plan. Often, men will first take simple medications. Once symptoms progress or medications become too costly, we offer a full range of procedures to treat an enlarged prostate. The traditional surgical technique, called a TURP, is performed in the operating room and usually requires a two day hospital stay. A newer, hospital-based technique, the KTP GreenLight  laser, is much easier on the patient and men often go home the same day of the procedure. Some techniques, like microwave therapy, are successfully done in the office.

 

Summary of Our Treatments

Medical

Procedural

Medical

 

Active Surveillance

Transurethral Micirowave Therapy (Targis, Prolieve)

Alpha Blockers

    Flomax, Uroxatrol, Hytrin, Cardura

PVP (KTP) Greenlight Laser   

5 Alpha Reductase Inhibitors

    Proscar, Avodart

Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)

Counseling on herbal supplements

Suprapubic prostatectomy

 

Links

Urology Health: BPH & Prostate

http://www.urologyhealth.org/search/index.cfm?topic=173&search=bph&searchtype=and