4 Lifestyle and Treatment Options After a BPH Diagnosis

4. BPH-Related Surgical Procedures

BPH surgical system

In more severe cases of BPH, surgery may be recommended as the best course of treatment, particularly if medication or minimally invasive procedures are not working, if the symptoms are very bothersome, or if the patient is experiencing further complications. The different approaches include transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laser surgery, open prostatectomy, and transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP). All of them are based on the removal of prostate tissue, but it can consist on resecting the whole gland, part of it, or even its interior. Surgery is, however, the most aggressive treatment option for BPH patients.

Read more about surgery to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.


Want to know if you have BPH? Here’s a list of symptoms of enlarged prostate.

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