BPH Treatment Options

Patient discusses treatment with urology doctor

BPH Treatment is Possible

Treatment options for an enlarged prostate have never been better. Diagnostic tools have significantly improved making patient and physician decisions more informed. Recent medical advances provide each individual with more choices when it comes to pharmaceutical and surgical solutions. In addition, safe and effective non-surgical solutions are now available.

Some of the most common treatments for an enlarged prostate include:

Physician Monitoring

Benign prostatic hyperplasia monitoring for changes or improvement is often an initial response to mild symptoms. The “wait-and-see” method may be the most appropriate for your situation. Depending on the severity of your prostate pain symptoms and your specific needs, this can be a safe and effective solution.


Pharmaceuticals have been used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate for many years. Pills are often the first-line therapy choice for patients and some physicians. Medications may result in temporary symptom relief, but it is important to weigh all of the consequences. Medications alone will not address the underlying issues and may not provide long-term results.

One of the most important considerations of any medication plan will involve potential side effects. Side effects may include loss or limited sexual function as well as dizziness and headaches. These side effects may also impact other health conditions. Difficult side effects are a major barrier to patients maintaining their treatment plan. Expert consultation will help you understand if medication is the best option for you.


Surgical treatment for BPH works to relieve pressure on the urethra caused by an enlarged prostate. One of the most common and well known surgical solutions is the Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP). This procedure has been around since the early 20th century and involves scraping prostate tissue to reduce pressure. As with any surgery, there are significant risks for complications. These include excessive blood loss, prolonged recovery, and infection. In addition, there is the potential that this surgery may result in a loss of full sexual function.

Alternatives to BPH Surgery

The most exciting advance in the 21st-century treatment of BPH is the innovative non-surgical solution known as UroLift®. This is an FDA-cleared minimally invasive treatment that specifically addresses the underlying cause of BPH symptoms. The UroLift® treatment is delivered through the urethra without the need for an incision. Once it is delivered it lifts the prostate and immediately relieves pressure on the urethra. This breakthrough treatment may help patients avoid risky medication and surgery.

Why Consider UroLift®?

UroLift® is a minimally invasive solution. With UroLift® there is no cutting, heating, scraping, or removing tissue. You see immediate results, and do not face the risk of having your sexual function compromised. This safe and effective BPH treatment option is done under local anesthesia so you can get back to life as quickly as possible.

This system has a proven record of helping men avoid BPH medications and surgical procedures while maintaining sexual function. Years of clinical data demonstrate that patients achieve long-lasting BPH symptom relief with minimal side-effects.