Urology

Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

St. Luke’s Center for Urology can diagnose and help you manage enlarged prostate, a condition that causes the prostate to get larger as men age. Also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), enlarged prostate 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 Enlarged Prostate 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.

Zachariah Goldsmith, MD, and Zachary Piotrowski, MD, discuss enlarged prostate that restricts urine flow.


Zachariah Goldsmith, MD, of St. Luke’s Center for Urology, has been designated as a UroLift® Centers of Excellence Physician. The designation recognizes that Dr. Goldsmith has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and has demonstrated a commitment to provide exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).