Benign Prostate Enlargement

Benign prostate enlargement, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is an increase in the size of the prostate gland, as a result in an increase in the number of cells present. BPH is a common condition among men over the age of 50.

Symptoms of BHP can include:

  • Blocked urine flow
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Frequent urinary urges
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Formation of stones in the bladder
  • Reduced kidney function

Guthrie urologists offer treatment options for BPH including:

  • Medical management:
    • Alpha blockers
    • Inhibitors
  • Minimally invasive surgery options:
    • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) to remove prostate tissue
    • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) to open a channel in the urethra through which urine can more easily travel
    • Photo-Selective Vaporization of Prostate using Green Light Laser
    • Stents
  • Surgical treatments:
    • Retropubic Prostatectomy

Physicians and Healthcare Providers

Robert Douenias, MD

Location(s):

Bath
Corning Centerway

Ahmed Fawzy, MD

Location(s):

Sayre

Crystal Sadik, MD

Location(s):

Sayre