BPH – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
A team with experience and skill in enlarged prostate treatments.
What is BPH?
BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a long word for an enlarged prostate. Most men have a prostate gland around the size of a walnut, but the prostate may grow throughout a mans life to the size of an orange.
What is a prostate?
The prostate is a small gland that produces hormones and secretions to nourish the sperm and assist with male fertility.
What does an enlarged prostate do?
For some men, enlarged prostates seem to cause nothing but trouble. It can grow into the urethra (or pee channel) like tree roots into a pipe. This can cause difficulty for some patients to empty their bladder.
What symptoms might I see?
Difficulty Urinating, slow urine stream, dribbling at the end of your urine stream may be signs of an enlarged prostate.
Holmium Laser enucleation of the Prostate is an innovative use of laser technology to provide long lasting results for even very large prostates. Dr. Katherine Dowd is proud to bring this technology to North Texas, as only a handful of urologists in the state are trained in this procedure.
Transurethral resection of the prostate is a surgical procedure that has been around for decades. Our urologists have been performing this procedures for decades and it is still considered the “Gold Standard” of BPH surgery
Urolift is an excellent solution for medium to large prostates. It is a great choice for patients who do not wish to have any cutting or heating of the prostate. It is the best procedure to retain ejaculatory function, and some patients do not even require a catheter after the procedure.
Using advanced water vapor technology, Rezum is the first of its kind to heat the prostate gland and cause energy release of the cells. Patients benefit from this same day procedure, with results in as little as a week.