Urology

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

St. Luke’s Center for Urology can diagnose and help you manage BPH, a condition that causes the prostate to get larger as men age. BPH is not cancer and does not develop into cancer. But it can be a nuisance and lead to problems passing urine when it causes the prostate to press on the urethra. Fortunately, it is usually not a serious problem. About half of all men older than 75 have some symptoms.

Treatment
Generally, you don’t need treatment for BPH unless the symptoms bother you or you have other problems such as backed-up urine, bladder infections, or bladder stones.

Among the treatment options available is the UroLift® System. This minimally invasive approach does not involve cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. Rather, UroLift® lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra.