Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

What is an Enlarged Prostate?

An enlarged prostate, also known as BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms.

This can start as early as age 40. By age 60, about seven in 10 men will have symptoms related to BPH and is the leading reason men visit a urologist.

Enlarged Prostate Symptoms

  • Frequent need to urinate both day and night
  • Weak or slow urinary stream
  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • A urinary stream that stops and starts

Enlarged Prostate Treatments

There are a number of treatment options for BPH that depend on the severity of your symptoms, the size of your prostate and the degree of blockage.

Your urologist may recommend watchful waiting, medications, additional work-up, including cystoscopy (camera into the bladder) or urodynamics (test of how well your bladder muscle is working) before recommending minimally invasive treatments, such as the UroLift® System.

UroLift for Enlarged Prostate

The UroLift® System is a proven minimally invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. It works by lifting or holding the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra, relieving urinary symptoms.

The UroLift® System is the only leading enlarged prostate procedure that does not require heating, cutting or destruction of prostate tissue. The procedure is typically performed as a same-day outpatient procedure, including the office setting, under local anesthesia.

Dr. Jason Anast is experienced in the procedure and has been awarded the UroLift Center of Excellence distinction.

Why UroLift?

  • In-office procedure
  • Safe and effective
  • Preserves sexual function

Call Bothwell Urology Services at 660.826.1482 to find out if the UroLift® System is right for you.

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