BPH Surgical Treatments are typically minimally invasive procedures.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is also called BPH or Prostate Gland Enlargement. This is very common in older men. BPH is when the prostate gland becomes enlarged and can cause various urinary symptoms. You may experience a block of flowing of urine, bladder infections, urinary tract infections, or kidney problems. There are many different surgical treatments that can be done. Your physician will be able to help you decide which procedure is going to be best for you based on your health and what you would prefer.
Men that have moderate to severe BPH symptoms are best suited for minimally invasive surgeries. These men typically have trouble urinating, blood in the urine, bladder stones, or urinary tract obstruction. Surgery is also a good option for men that have gone through therapy and medications that have not worked. These surgeries are typically done as outpatient procedures. There are many factors that may change this. You will want to speak to your physician about what is best for you.
The first step to deciding which procedure is right for you, is speaking with your physician. Your procedure will be based on your overall health and what you would prefer. The size of the prostate will play a big role in what surgery you will have. For example, large prostate glands are not able to have certain surgeries, and the same is true for small prostate glands. Let your physician know what you are experiencing and what your wishes are. You can both work on a decision for what is best for you.