Expert Care for BPH and Prostate Enlargement
What is BPH?
BPH stands for “Benign prostatic hypertrophy” also commonly called prostatism or “BPE” benign prostatic enlargement. It is a clinical diagnosis, which means that the diagnosis is made based on symptoms. BPH is due to prostatic enlargement and growth that frequently occurs as men get older. Typically symptoms start to develop in men after age 45 but sometimes earlier. Most commonly men come to the urologist with symptoms of slow urinary stream, need to strain to urinate, or painful urination. BPH can sometimes masquerades more significant problems such as prostate cancer and bladder cancer. A thorough urological evaluation will differentiate between these.
BPH is very prevalent. BPH affects men only as women do not have a prostate.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger has successfully treated hundreds of men with BPH. He understands that every man is affected differently by his symptoms and requires a personal approach to evaluation and selection of the appropriate treatment modality.
BPH is treated with medications (Flomax and Proscar) as well as with minimally invasive surgical therapy.
- Difficulty with urination (slow stream, frequent urination, long time to start, dribbling)
- PSA elevation
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Prostate cancer
- Erectile dysfunction, impotence, and low testosterone
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy: Greenlight Laser of the prostate, Prolieve, Transurethral microwave-thermo therapy (TUMT), Interstitial Laser Coagulation (ILC), Laser Prostate Surgery
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in treating men with enlarged prostate, BPH, and related prostate problems. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a prostate problem, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice.