BPH
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA

BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) is the natural growth of the prostate as a man ages. The prostate is located below the bladder and surrounds the urethra.  As it grows, it can narrow the urethra causing changes in urine flow. 

 

Symptoms of BPH include:

  • Urinating at night

  • Intermittent urine stream

  • Frequent urination

  • Straining to urinate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREATMENT OPTIONS
There are a variety of treatments that area available to treat BPH. These include medications, in office procedures and outpatient surgical treatments.
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LASER PROSTATE - TURP

Laser surgery can offer several advantages over other methods of treating BPH, such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and open prostatectomy.

 

The advantages can include:

  • Lower risk of bleeding. Laser surgery can be a good option for men who take medication to thin their blood or who have a bleeding disorder that doesn't allow their blood to clot normally.

  • Shorter or no hospital stay. Laser surgery can be done on an outpatient basis or with just an overnight hospital stay.

  • Quicker recovery. Recovery from laser surgery generally takes less time than recovery from TURP or open surgery.

  • Less need for a catheter. Procedures to treat an enlarged prostate generally require use of a tube (catheter) to drain urine from the bladder after surgery. With laser surgery, a catheter is generally needed for less than 24 hours.

  • More-immediate results. Improvements in urinary symptoms from laser surgery are noticeable right away. It can take several weeks to months to see noticeable improvement with medications.