In addition to the UroLift® System, men with BPH have a number of other treatment options available:
For men with mild BPH with little to no symptoms, your urologist may recommend watchful waiting.
Your doctor may prescribe one or a combination of medications that can help alleviate urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate. These medications include alpha blockers, which relax the muscles around the neck of your bladder, making it easier to urinate, and alpha reductase inhibitors, which act to shrink the prostate. Anticholinergics may also be prescribed, which relax the bladder muscle and reduce frequency and urgency.
While medications can be helpful in relieving symptoms for some men, patients must continue taking them long-term to maintain the effects.
Learn more about medications on Chesapeake Urology's Men's Health Website.
The REZUM® System
Rezūm® is a simple and effective office-based treatment that uses thermal energy in water vapor to reduce and shrink obstructive tissue surrounding the prostate. This minimally invasive procedure reduces the obstruction from the prostate but minimizes unwanted sexual side effects
sometimes experienced with medications or other more invasive procedures.
To learn more about Rezūm, visit Chesapeake Urology's Men's Health website.
Laser Vaporization of the Prostate
Laser vaporization of the prostate, utilizing Greenlight™ Laser Therapy, is a technique that uses a special laser to heat and vaporize the prostate tissue that is obstructing part of the urethra. A small fiber is inserted into the urethra through a cystoscope. Laser energy is delivered through the fiber to remove the enlarged prostate tissue, restoring natural urine flow and relieving symptoms of BPH quickly.
To learn more about Greenlight Laser Therapy, visit Chesapeake Urology's Men's Health website.
PlasmaButton™ vaporization is a minimally invasive surgical option for treating BPH and removing prostate tissue that blocks the flow of urine. PlasmaButton vaporization removes prostate tissue more gently using low temperature plasma energy.
Learn more about Plasmabutton vaporization on Chesapeake Urology's Men's Health Website.
Radiofrequency (RF) Therapy
Radiofrequency (RF) Therapy, also known as Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA), is an in-office therapy utilizing targeted, low-level radio frequency energy that produces heat to effectively shrink the prostate tissue, allowing men to urinate more normally.
Learn more about Radiofrequency Therapy on Chesapeake Urology's Men's Health Website.
Surgical treatment options for BPH are often reserved for men with severe symptoms that do not find relief from less invasive therapies. These surgical treatments include transurethral vaporization of the prostate (TUVP) and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Learn more about surgical treatments on Chesapeake Urology's Men's Health Website.