Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is when the prostate enlarges. This process starts around age 25, and goes on for the rest of a man's life. As the prostate enlarges, it can press against the bladder and urethra, causing a constellation of urinary symptoms including weak flow, frequent and urgent urination, nighttime urination and dribbling.
BPH is benign, meaning it is not cancer. However, prostate cancer can be present with BPH. BPH is very common; half of all men between ages 51 and 60 have BPH, and up to 90% of men over age 80 have it.
BPH can be treated both medically and surgically. We approach BPH management based on your individual symptoms, meaning that not all men are treated the same way. Some may do well with medications, others with office procedures or surgery, or even no treatment at all.
For those who require medicine, we tailor your regimen based on symptoms, while taking your other conditions and medications into consideration. If your BPH is better treated with surgery, we offer an array of options, including outpatient office-based therapies and surgical treatments: