Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common, noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. If you experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate, the experts at Urological Associates offer a number of cutting-edge treatments like Rezum, UroLift, and laser vaporization. The symptoms of BPH are often similar to other conditions like infections, kidney stones, or prostate cancer so if you experience symptoms, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis right away.

If your symptoms are interfering with your urinary health or daily life, Urological Associates can help you find the right treatment.

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FAQs on BPH

What is BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as prostate gland enlargement, is a common condition in older men where the prostate gland becomes enlarged. This results in urinary discomfort and can even lead to bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems. Symptoms aren’t always related to the size of the prostate, so even minor enlargement can result in severe symptoms.

What are the symptoms of BPH?

It’s important to note that the symptoms of BPH often worsen over time. If you experience any of the following symptoms, speak to a urologist as soon as possible:

  • Frequent urination
  • Weak stream of urine
  • Dribbling or leakage after urinating
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Blood in the urine

What causes BPH?

Although prostate enlargement is a natural part of aging, there are a number of factors that can increase your risk of developing BPH, including:

  • Genetics
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle

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What is the treatment for BPH?

Urological Associates offers minimally-invasive, highly advanced treatments for BPH. These include:

Rezum

Rezum is an innovative, in-office treatment that allows your doctor to reduce the prostate tissue responsible for your BPH symptoms. Rezum is a minimally invasive procedure that uses water vapor energy to eliminate obstructions of your urinary tract. This safe and effective procedure restores your urinary health without the need for medications or surgery.

UroLift

UroLift is another innovative, in-office procedure that allows your doctor to address the excess prostate tissue that’s blocking your urinary tract. During the procedure, your urologist places a series of tiny implants that lift and hold your excess prostate tissue. This minimally invasive treatment provides you with rapid relief and requires very little recovery time.

Button electrode vaporization

Button electrode vaporization is an advanced, minimally invasive alternative to traditional methods of vaporization. During the procedure, your urologist uses a small electrode with a button-shaped tip to remove excess prostate tissue. Button electrode vaporization is a low-risk procedure that results in less damage to the tissues surrounding your prostate.

TURP

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a procedure to address mild to moderate BPH. Your urologist inserts a small instrument called a resectoscope through your urethra. They use the resectoscope to trim excess prostate tissue and remove the blockage from your urinary tract.

Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP)

In PVP, a laser is used to vaporize the excess prostate tissue and make the urinary channel larger. A tube with an imaging system is inserted into the penis so that the surgeon can melt away excess tissue blocking urine flow. The benefit of PVP surgery is that it does not involve cutting, so there is minimal blood loss. PVP is a great option for those with blood-clotting issues.