Office-based and surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia cost the same as just a few years of combination medical therapy, a recent Cleveland Clinic study shows. The results should inform conversations with patients about upfront therapy options.
This video case study demonstrates the benefits of robot-assisted surgery for BPH, including excellent visualization and decreased blood loss, even in cases like this one with a large, 100+cc prostate.
Despite its many benefits, HoLEP hasn’t been as widely adopted in the U.S. as it should be. Urologist Smita De, MD, PhD, explains why she believes the technique deserves a reexamination.
Surgery for BPH can help men averse to a lifetime of medication use avoid the hassle. This study helps answer the question: Which type of procedure is most effective in helping men discontinue meds?
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This overview of BPH addresses evaluation of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms, selecting appropriate therapy and identifying factors that warrant referral to urology
Several innovative techniques addressing BPH have ushered in a new era of patient-friendly treatments with potential for fewer side effects. Urologists continue to refine them.
Novel treatments for BPH significantly lower the risk of complications from surgical prostate removal that may cause problems with erections, ejaculations and incontinence.
The recent introduction of the prostatic urethral lift procedure, marketed as the UroLift® System, provides a minimally invasive approach to treating benign prostatic hyperplasia. Cleveland Clinic urologist James Ulchaker, MD, reviews the procedure.