Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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About Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)BPH

BPH is the medical term for an enlarged prostate, the "male" gland.  The prostate surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder, and grows larger with age. As the prostate grows, it presses against the urethra and causes bothersome urinary symptoms such as:

  • Urgency to urinate
  • Frequent urination
  • Weak urinary stream
  • Incomplete bladder emptying
  • Difficulty starting urination

BPH affects more than 500 million men worldwide.  Most men in their 60's having bothersome urinary symptoms. 

 

Minimally Invasive Treatments for BPH

  1. Watchful waiting
  2. Medical Therapy
  3. Urolift® System
  4. Laser Surgery - Greenlight Laser Vaporization of the prostate
  5. Electrovaporization of the prostate -  Plasma-Ovalbutton
  6. Transurethral resection of the Prostate ( TURP) - Gyrus Bipolar System
  7. Robotic (laparoscopic) prostatectomy - DaVinci Robotic system