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Enlarged Prostate

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

Are you a man who experiences bothersome urinary symptoms such as the frequent or urgent need to urinate, a weak urine stream or dribbling when urinating? If so, you may have an enlarged prostate — a condition also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The urologists at University Hospitals have the expertise and experience to diagnose your condition and provide treatment to get you feeling better soon.

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Our highly trained urologists are here to help. Our team can alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call 216-844-3009 to schedule an appointment or schedule online today.

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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.

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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:

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Call 216-844-3009 to schedule an appointment or schedule online today.

Mike’s Story

After he began experiencing bothersome urological issues, Mike sought treatment at the UH Urology Institute, where he received care from our board-certified urologists.