Benign prostatic hyperplasia
(BPH, enlarged prostate)

Many men have prostate enlargement as they age. But whether the prostate is enlarged or not, men with prostate-related urinary problems commonly refer to it as BPH.

Diagnosis and treatment

We consider every patient with BPH-related problems individually. We tailor each evaluation based on age and overall health status, the severity of the symptoms, and your goals. Other than a detailed assessment of the symptoms, a physical examination, and lab analyses, our investigation might involve a high-resolution trans-rectal ultrasound, cystoscopy (looking in the urinary tract with a small scope), a non-invasive uroflow or urodynamic testing (computer evaluation of the bladder and prostate). Not all patients require treatment other than reassurance or behavioral modification. Some will require pharmacotherapy, and some might elect procedures, either immediate or future. Common reasons for choosing surgical procedures include poor response to medication, inability to tolerate medications due to side effects, or medication costs.