Almost all men develop an enlarged prostate as they age. But when benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) leads to urinary problems that interfere with your quality of life, you might want to seek help from a urologist.
Symptoms of BPH include:
- Waking to urinate during the night frequently (two or more times)
- Feeling like your bladder is not empty even after urinating
- Difficulty urinating
BPH Treatment at Rush
Your treatment options for BPH depend on the size of your prostate, your symptoms and your overall health. Rush urologists can provide more details about the following approaches:
- Lifestyle modifications: Changing your current medications, diet and exercise habits can help improve BPH symptoms.
- Medications: Rush urologists have treated many patients with BPH and have the expertise to help figure out the right medication and dose for you.
- Minimally invasive procedures: When medication does not help, various procedures can ease your symptoms. Rush surgeons perform hundreds of BPH procedures a year, often using minimally invasive approaches:
- Urolift is a one-time, in-office treatment that provides relief from your symptoms.
- Aquablation therapy, which is a minimally invasive procedure to relieve symptoms of BPH.
- Laser surgery of the prostate involves inserting a tube through the penis and using a laser to burn away or remove prostate tissue blocking the flow of urine.
- Simple prostatectomy for benign obstruction or prostate removal is performed at Rush using minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Rush Excellence in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Care
- Nationally ranked excellence: Rush University Medical Center's urology program is ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.
- Highly skilled in minimally invasive surgical options: Urologists at Rush are highly experienced at performing minimally invasive procedures for BPH, including robotic-assisted prostatectomies. Minimally invasive procedures offer you shorter recovery times, less risk for infection and fewer side effects than open prostate surgery.
- Care tailored to your needs and values: Our urologists can tell you about the various treatment options available, which vary from lifestyle changes and medications to surgery. They will also take the time to understand your values, lifestyle and goals so they can help you choose the treatment that is best for you.
- Convenient access: Our urologists see patients at multiple locations in Chicago and the suburbs — so you can receive care close to home.