Urologic Surgeons of Arizona
Urologists located in Mesa, AZ & Chandler, AZ
More than 37 million American men suffer from an enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). By age 85, 90% of all men will suffer from the frustrating symptoms of an enlarged prostate, including difficulty urinating and leaking after urination. At Urologic Surgeons of Arizona in Mesa and Chandler, Arizona, we have an extensive background in treating enlarged prostate and offer the latest cutting-edge treatments, including Rezūm™ and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), to help you recover fully. Call either office or book through the online scheduler anytime.
Enlarged Prostate Q & A
What does it mean to have an enlarged prostate?
If you have an enlarged prostate, it means that the prostate gland that secretes prostate fluid grows too large. This enlargement pressures your urethra and causes difficulty with urinating as well as other frustrating problems related to urination.
An enlarged prostate isn’t cancer, but it can lead to significant health problems like urinary retention, urinary incontinence, kidney stones, and kidney damage if you don’t get treatment.
What are the signs of an enlarged prostate?
An enlarged prostate affects your urination. Common symptoms include:
- Slow-starting urination
- Weak urine stream
- Sputtering or stop-and-start urine stream
- Increased urinary frequency
- Increased sudden urinary urges
- Leaking after urination
- Straining to begin urination
- Urinary retention (inability to empty your bladder)
Many men have sporadic symptoms, and it’s not unusual to have mild symptoms that get worse over time. That’s why many men delay treatment until the problems interfere with their daily living.
How do you treat an enlarged prostate?
At Urologic Surgeons of Arizona, our providers offers the latest state-of-the-art enlarged prostate treatments, including:
Medication can shrink prostate tissue or force muscles around your prostate to relax, easing your symptoms. Medications commonly used to treat an enlarged prostate include alpha blockers, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, Cialis®, or combinations of medicines.
UroLift is a minimally invasive procedure in which our providers pins your excess prostate tissue away from your urethra using tiny prostatic retractors. These small implants permanently retain your prostate tissue in the right position, so there’s no need for tissue removal or incisions.
Our experienced providers use laser energy to remove excess prostatic tissue. This outpatient treatment is highly effective, painless, and offers exceptional and long-lasting results. It works by emitting continuous light waves that reduce the size of prostate tissues. While traditional transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) uses an electrical wire loop to cut away tissue and control bleeding, this therapy effectively does the same job with fewer side effects.
Temporary implanted nitinol device (iTind) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the implantation of a small device into the prostatic urethra. iTind gently reshapes your urethra, the opening that allows urine to pass out of your body, within 5-7 days. The procedure doesn’t require incisions or other invasive procedures.
Aquablation® therapy is a minimally invasive treatment option for men with bothersome symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The treatment requires no incisions and uses water jet pressure to remove excess tissue from the prostate gland to relieve symptoms of BPH.
Our providers design the best treatment for enlarged prostate for your situation so you can live symptom-free. Call either Urologic Surgeons of Arizona office or book using the online appointment scheduler now.
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