BPH surgery, Phoenix, Scottsdale
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate, is an extremely common condition that affects roughly half of men over 60, and an estimated 90% of men in their 70's and 80's.
Although medication can be effective in treating BPH, surgery is often necessary to effectively address this condition. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), also known as a "roto-rooter", is the standard surgical treatment for enlarged prostate and involves scraping excess tissue from the inside of an enlarged prostate gland with an electrical knife. Greenlight XPS™ is a newer surgery involving a laser that achieves the same outcomes as a TURP but with less side effects and quicker recovery. This remains an excellent option for men suffering from moderate to severe BPH symptoms, and can even be done in the comfort of the office, both under sedation and even under local anesthetic (numbing medicine only).
The newest weapon in the treatment of BPH is now the UroLift® procedure. Urologist Dr. Mark Hong proudly offers this new and innovative Urolift procedure at his Phoenix practice. Benefits of this minimally invasive procedure include reduced discomfort, faster recovery and less risk especially to sexual function. To learn whether you are a good candidate for UroLift, schedule a consultation at our practice today.