Enlarged Prostate Specialist

Urologic Surgeons of Arizona

Urologists & Primary Care Physicians located in Mesa, AZ & Gilbert, 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 Gilbert, Arizona, leading urologist Kashif Alvi, MD, has an extensive background in treating enlarged prostate and offers 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, Dr. Alvi offers the latest state-of-the-art enlarged prostate treatments, including:

Medication

Medication can shrink prostate tissue or force muscles around your prostate to relax, easing your symptoms.

Rezūm

Urologic Surgeons of Arizona is the only Rezūm Center of Excellence on the West Coast. During Rezūm treatment, Dr. Alvi uses water vapor therapy to deliver tiny amounts of thermal energy to the parts of your prostate, causing the urinary problems. Rezūm treatment reduces the size of your prostate without surgery.

Learn more about Rezūm treatment option here

UroLift®

UroLift is a minimally invasive procedure in which Dr. Alvi 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.

GreenLight Laser Therapy™

In GreenLight Laser Therapy, Dr. Alvi uses concentrated laser energy to remove excess prostatic tissue. While traditional transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) uses an electrical wire loop to cut away tissue and control bleeding, GreenLight Laser Therapy effectively does the same job with fewer side effects.

Learn more about GreenLight Laser Therapy

Dr. Alvi designs 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.