Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.
Rocky Mountain Urology providers treat BPH in appropriately selected patients using the UroLift System, a minimally invasive approach that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra. It is an earlier treatment option that can get men off BPH medications and avoid major surgery. It is an outpatient procedure performed under sedation and typically avoids the need for a post-operative catheter.