Prostate gland enlargement, or Benign (non-cancerous) Prostatic Hyperplasia, is a common condition as men get older, and can cause urinary symptoms. If left untreated, BPH can block the flow of urine out of the bladder and can cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems. If the prostate gland expands substantially, it can press on the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder) and narrow it, causing voiding disorders, such as:
- Difficulty starting to urinate
- Sudden, recurrent urge to urinate
- Dripping and leaking after urination
- Interrupted, slow or weak urine stream
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Inability to empty the bladder completely
In addition to more severe complications, these symptoms can impact one’s quality of life and interfere with daily routines. The goal of BPH therapy is to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. While mild symptoms can usually be treated successfully with medication, three of ten men suffering from BPH have to undergo surgery.
Fortunately, Dr. Scolieri specializes in the treatment of BPH and voiding dysfunction. He and the patient will be able to choose from a number safe and effective minimally invasive treatment options. Dr. Scolieri is the most experienced urologist in the area in the use of the newest modalities including Greenlight Laser Therapy and Urolift. He can also treat patients with a novel improvement to the gold standard treatment of TURP. All patients are treated as an outpatient or even in the office with no or minimal catheterization times.