Enlarged Prostate

 

Advanced, Customized Care for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) in Men

The prostate gland, located just below the bladder, continues to grow throughout a man’s lifetime. Eventually, it may get so large that it starts to squeeze the urethra - the tube that runs from the bladder to the penis - and the man may be diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH.


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More than half of all men over the age of 60 will develop benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH and experience symptoms such as:

Although not life-threatening, if left untreated, an enlarged prostate can lead to urinary incontinence, recurring urinary tract infections and/or damage to the kidneys or bladder. In addition, there can be a significant reduction in quality of life if the disorder and its symptoms are not managed.

The urology experts at University Hospitals can help. We will first perform diagnostic tests that may include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, ultrasound scan, cystoscopy, and a rectal exam to determine if there is a risk for prostate cancer. If a diagnosis of BPH is confirmed, our physicians will explain your medical and surgical treatment options with the goal of reducing or eliminating your symptoms.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing symptoms of BPH, the highly trained urology experts  at University Hospitals will work with you to develop an individualized plan for you based on your treatment and lifestyle goals.

Call 440-745-7348 to schedule an appointment or schedule online today.

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Nonsurgical Treatments for BPH

A number of medications can be prescribed to relieve symptoms of BPH. However, these medications may cause sexual side effects, such as ejaculation problems and erectile dysfunction. For some men, this may not be a major issue, but for others, preserving their sexual function is a high priority.

Other nonsurgical therapies include transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) and water-induced thermotherapy. Both use heat to destroy prostate tissue and reduce or resolve urinary symptoms. For some men, mild cases of BPH may be treated with lifestyle changes, including avoiding or limiting fluids at night and special exercises that can help improve bladder control.

If medications and/or thermotherapies are unsuccessful, or if the patient is unable or unwilling to tolerate the side effects of medication, surgery may be recommended.

Prostate Surgery to Treat Nocturia and Other Symptoms of BPH

University Hospitals Urology Institute offers a variety of minimally invasive and traditional surgery options to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Our minimally invasive procedures typically result in less pain, a shorter recovery time and may allow men to stop taking BPH medications. Your surgical treatment options at UH include:

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing symptoms of BPH, the highly trained urology experts  at University Hospitals will work with you to develop an individualized plan for you based on your treatment and lifestyle goals.

Call 440-745-7348 to schedule an appointment or schedule online today.

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