BPH Treatment: You have options!
You have options when it comes to BPH Treatment
Dr. Hatchett will review your medical history along with the severity of your BPH symptoms and lifestyle goals to create a treatment plan that fits your needs. We understand your health is not a one size fits all solution. Schedule your free phone consultation today with Dr. Hatchett to learn how he can help.I want a phone consultation
Get to Know BPH
It is important to know what BPH and its symptoms are first before exploring treatments. Gaining knowledge about your enlarged prostate will help you make the best decision for yourself.
BPH is a benign condition; however, other more complicated medical conditions can present similar symptoms. These may include prostate infections and prostate cancer. If you believe you are having BPH symptoms, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with a board-certified urologist.
If you want to do some more research, take our BPH quiz. This confidential quiz will evaluate your symptoms based on the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire, can measure the severity of these symptoms, and may help you decide your next steps.
BPH is Unique
The prostate gland is one of the primary vessels of the male reproductive system. Given its location, issues that arise from BPH not only affect the urinary tract system but can also affect sexual function.
Physical health and any current medications also impact prostate health. Therefore, a complete exam by a board-certified urologist is paramount in developing a BPH treatment plan.
It is Possible to Treat BPH
The treatment options for BPH have come a long way. Diagnostic tools can determine the severity of symptoms and help doctors and patients make the most well-informed decisions about treatment. Treatment options for BPH range from medication to surgery and non-surgical solutions. As with all medical conditions, each treatment option has the potential for side effects.
During your consultation with Dr. Hatchett, you will discuss each treatment option available to you and ultimately find relief from BPH.
If your BPH symptoms are mild, the watch and wait method may be best. When used under the care of your doctor, this method can be safe and effective. Early treatment can minimize long-term complications and significantly improve the quality of life. If monitoring is the best solution for you, Dr. Hatchett will explain the guidelines and help you understand the benefits and potential outcomes.
Medication has often been the first choice of defense against BPH symptoms by patients and physicians. While medication can relieve symptoms, they do not fix the root cause of BPH and will by no means be an effective long-term solution. It is worth noting that they can also come with unpleasant side effects such as limited or loss of sexual function. Only your urologist can be the judge of if medication is a good option for your BPH.
Surgical treatments are an effective tool to relieve BPH and its symptoms. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most well-known surgical solution. This procedure involves scraping prostate tissue to reduce the pressure and comes with the risk of complications. Complications from a TURP procedure include a long recovery time, excessive blood loss, infection, and the potential loss of full sexual function.
The UroLift® System
The UroLift® System is the most exciting advance in the 21st century for BPH treatment. UroLift® is a non-surgical procedure done in the comfort of Dr. Hatchett’s office with local anesthesia. There is no cutting, scraping, heating, or removal of tissue with the UroLift® System. Recovery is quick, some patients see immediate relief, and sexual function is not compromised with UroLift®. Today, you don’t have to worry about the side effects and risks of medication and surgery when you choose the UroLift® procedure. Years of clinical research also demonstrate patients have found long-lasting BPH relief.I want to know more about UroLift®
The Rezūm® System
Rezūm® is a minimally invasive technology that utilizes the thermal energy in water vapor to shrink the excess tissue of the prostate that presses on the urethra and causes a variety of urinary problems, including BPH.
If you are interested in learning more about the Rezūm® System, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawrence Hatchett today or read more on our site.I’m ready to speak with Dr. Hatchett
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