Benign prostatic hyperplasia – or BPH – is a fairly common condition as men age. Another term for BPH is prostate gland enlargement. BPH can lead to troublesome urinary symptoms, as well as bladder, urinary tract, or kidney problems.
Signs and symptoms of BPH may include:
- Difficulty starting a urination stream
- Dribbling at the end of urination
- Having to urinate frequently at night
- Increased urinary frequency or urgency
- Unable to completely empty the bladder
- Unable to urinate
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Urine that is pink in color due to the presence of blood
- Urine stream that is weak, or stops and starts
In the U.S., a surprisingly high number of men have an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
- 50% of men over age 50
- 70% of men age 60-69
- 80% of men age 70+
If you’re among them, the University of Miami Health System has answers. UHealth has one of the few interventional radiologists in the U.S. offering Prostate Artery Embolization, a minimally invasive treatment for BPH.
Why Choose UHealth?
UHealth has one of the few urologists in the U.S. offering HoLEP, a minimally invasive treatment for BPH. This treatment, holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) provides long lasting relief for urinary problems from BPH. HoLEP is also safer and easier on the patients who have failed prior traditional BPH treatment, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Advanced research in men’s health. Our urologists are dedicated to men’s health and conduct innovative research into many conditions. Our expert team has helped develop new minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedures to treat cancers, incontinence, and more. We give you access to leading-edge treatments and clinical trials that aren’t widely available. In addition, we have established the eighth fellowship program in the nation dedicated solely to teaching physicians how to care for men’s health.
Innovative, expert multidisciplinary approach to urology care. Our team of urology experts delivers advanced care for all urologic conditions. We use the latest research and the least invasive procedures to help you feel better and recover more quickly. Our experienced urologists design a personalized treatment plan to give you the best possible results.
Leaders in robotic surgery treatment. We have some of the world’s most experienced robotic surgeons for urologic procedures. In fact, doctors come from all over the world to learn at our Urology Robotic Program — the #1 ranked program in South Florida. The University of Miami Health System was the first academic medical center in the world to get the da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system and has completed more than 5,000 robotic surgeries — procedures that offer less pain and scarring and a faster recovery.