BPH - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate) in Old Airport Road

BPH - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia BPH Treatment in Bangalore

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate is a normal gland present in all men from birth. Sometimes, the gland begins to enlarge as we reach age 50, which is often age-related and a natural part of the ageing process. It causes bothersome urinary issues such as frequent urination, weak stream, not emptying the bladder, difficulty starting urination, etc.

Diagnosis & Treatment of BPH

These conditions are detected during routine health check-ups, and treatment is initiated accordingly. The treatment for BPH relieves these symptoms, improves urinary function, and elevates the quality of life for individuals dealing with the condition. 

Drug therapy remains the first line of treatment which provides long-lasting relief. In some cases, surgery may be required. Various surgical interventions are available, with endoscopic surgery, one of which is TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate), which is being performed routinely. Advances in surgical techniques have made this procedure relatively easier for older men. 

Other commonly used surgical procedures for BPH are:

  • Laser surgery – HoLEP, ThuLEP, Photoselective vaporization of the prostate

  • Open prostatectomy

  • Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) 

Less invasive surgical treatments in BPH offer effective relief with reduced recovery times. The Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) is a less invasive surgical treatment that involves placing smaller implants in the prostate to lift and compress the enlarged gland. Also called, the UroLift procedure, it is a minimally invasive day-care procedure with no requirement for cuts or stitches. Urolift or PUL helps improve the quality of life and provides quick relief from all symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Water Vapor Thermal Therapy (WVTT) employs steam to destroy prostate cells, alleviating obstruction. Another way is to use Temporary Implanted Prostatic Devices (TIPD). These are placed in the urethra for a short time to shape the urine pipe temporarily. For big prostates, Transurethral Vaporization of the Prostate (TUVP) uses electrical current to remove extra flesh and stop bleeding. Usually, after this surgery, you have to stay in the hospital for one to three days for postoperative monitoring and to ensure a smooth recovery.

Following treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), many men experience improvement in symptoms, providing relief from urinary issues. However, it's crucial to understand BPH treatments entail temporary side effects, and the extent varies based on the chosen intervention. 

Consult our urologists if you need Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia BPH Treatment in Bangalore. 

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