Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia & Enlarged Prostate Disease Treatment
Physicians at Associated Medical Professionals and their colleagues are trained in the latest techniques and treatment options for benign prostate disease.
The typical symptoms of benign prostatic enlargement can include:
- Weakened urinary stream
- Voiding more frequently
- Getting up several times during the night to evacuate the bladder
- Urgent urination
- Overall bothersome urinary symptoms
- Urinary retention or inability to empty the bladder
Workup of BPH can include non-invasive studies performed in the office including uroflows, ultrasound evaluation of the bladder to assess for completion of emptying, more advanced testing with urodynamics to better assess the bladder function as well as possible obstruction, cystoscopic examination with lighted telescopes to assess for other causes for obstructed urination such as strictures and better assess response to possible treatment options. Treatment options can include medical therapy including 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors as well as alpha-blockers, minimally invasive in-office procedures such as microwave therapy (TUMT), transurethral needle ablation (TUNA), in-office laser procedures as well as operative procedures including traditional transurethral resection of the prostate, laser vaporization of the prostate, laser enucleation of the prostate and electro vaporization of the prostate.