Advanced Enlarged Prostate Treatment Options in Northeast Ohio
More than half of all men older than 60 will experience benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlargement of the prostate.
For the men of Northeast Ohio, University Hospitals offers the most advanced benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment procedures — including holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). University Hospitals is currently the only health system or hospital in the region to offer HoLEP, performing more than 1,000 procedures.
Procedures for Enlarged Prostate
UH offers a variety of treatment options to treat hyperplasia of the prostate, including several minimally invasive procedures that can mean less pain and shorter recovery times. These procedures include:
A minimally invasive procedure with very few side effects, Urolift clears the blockage in the urine channel by placing implants to pull the prostate away from the urethra for improved urine flow. It typically takes four or five implants and the entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes. UH is one of the few hospitals in Northeast Ohio that performs Urolift procedures.
This minimally invasive surgery for enlarged prostate may be required to remove the prostate tissue that causes urination problems or other issues. HoLEP is a safe and highly effective procedure that uses a laser to separate prostate gland tissue from the prostate capsule to improve function and urine flow. It can be used to treat prostates of any size, and offers several advantages over other BPH treatments, including quicker recovery, fewer complications, little impact on the ability to achieve an erection and a lowered chance of requiring future surgeries. UH is the only provider in the region to offer HoLEP.
Other BPH procedures UH offers include:
GreenLight™ laser: A minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser to remove prostate overgrowth. Most patients can be discharged in a day and do not require a catheter.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP): This traditional surgical procedure for BPH removes excess prostate tissue using a resectoscope tool inserted in the urethra.