Minimally invasive, simple & safe treatments for enlarged prostate
BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate gland) is one of the most common male urological conditions. It can contribute to urination problems, causing discomfort and a disruption to everyday life.
Pacific Urology is one of the largest urology practices in Northern California offering minimally invasive BPH treatments to alleviate symptoms of enlarged prostate and get you back to your normal lifestyle quickly with short recovery times.
Enlarged prostate treatments
BPH is usually treated with medications first, but this method is not effective for all patients. Men with BPH often require minimally invasive therapy or surgery to correct the problem. Our dedicated team of urologists will work with you to choose the least invasive and most effective BPH treatment option.
BPH treatments at Pacific Urology
The Rezūm treatment is a transurethral needle ablation performed as an outpatient procedure. Using a hand-held device inserted through a man’s urethra, the urologist injects water vapor into the prostate tissue. The steam reduces the extra tissue that causes an enlarged prostate. Rezūm treats symptoms including irregular flow, straining, weak stream and getting up at night to urinate.
Prostiva Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment for men with urinary symptoms due to BPH. Prostiva utilizes radiofrequency (RF) technology to destroy excess prostate tissue. Two small probes are inserted through a man’s urethra and deliver the RF energy directly to the tissue. This procedure is performed in-office and takes 12-18 minutes. Prostiva reduces incontinence and impotence and has minimal side effects. It is often more effective than medication. Patients see cost savings over time, with less risk than traditional prostate surgery.
Cooled thermotherapy is an outpatient treatment for men with BPH. During this procedure a catheter is inserted through the urethra and into the prostate where it then delivers the microwave energy and circulates water. This form of minimally invasive treatment helps with frequent urination, lack of flow and erectile dysfunction. Cooled thermotherapy is a popular and effective BPH treatment with low risks and few side affects.
UroLift is a new minimally invasive and relatively simple nonsurgical BPH treatment. It utilizes a permanent implant inserted into the enlarged prostate to push aside the tissue obstructing the urethra, which allows for normal urination.This is the only option that does not contain cutting, heating or damaging tissue in order to improve the enlarged prostate. UroLift doesn’t affect sexual function, and recovery is two weeks or less.
These treatments, provided by a team of expert urologists, enable Pacific Urology to deliver comprehensive yet simple BPH treatments. Talk with one of our urologists about the best BPH treatment for you.