Prostate Enlargement (BPH) - Treatment Options

Regional Urology offers every type of treatment option available for prostate enlargement, from medication to surgery. We offer procedures such as:

Indigo Laser procedure: this is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia in about 30-45 minutes. This laser is used to reduce the excess tissue of the prostate with no incision of any kind. Most men experience a rapid recovery and begin to see an improvement in symptoms within weeks.
Visit the Indigo Laser website

TUNA (Transurethral Needle Ablation):
This therapy delivers precisely targetedradiofrequency energy to destroy tissue from the enlarged prostate gland.
Visit Medtronics TUNA information website

Microwave Thermal Therapy: An outpatient procedure that lasts about one hour,during which a tiny antenna delivers microwave energy to heat and destroy the excess prostate tissue while avoiding damage to surrounding tissues. This procedure does not require anesthesia, but sedatives may be given.

TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate): cuts away tissue blocking the urethra and bladder.

TUIP (Transurethral incision of the prostate): makes cuts in the prostate where it meets the bladder.

Open Prostatectomy: An incision is made in the lower abdomen. This procedure done for extremely large prostates.

Medication Treatment Options:

Alpha Blockers - Blocks nerve signals to the prostate causing the prostatic tissue to relax. The most common used drugs are Flomax , Cardura , and Hytrin.

5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors - Blocks the hormonal action on prostate cells. Most common drugs are Proscar and Avodart.

The doctors at Regional Urology are able to offer men all procedures and treatments currently in use for this condition, so that treatment is tailored to the individual lifestyle and unique situation. All treatments are available on an outpatient basis.


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