Enlarged Prostate (BPH).
Symptoms, Diagnostic and Treatment Options?

Accord Physicians Urology

Yuly Chalik

Yuly Chalik,
MD

General Urologist, Urology Surgeon

Offices located in Brooklyn and Queens

Symptoms  

The symptoms do not manifest all at once, but gradually emerge, growing and worsening. For a long time, prostate problems may be manifested by any one of these subtle symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the below, schedule a consultation with a urologist immediately:

  • Painful urination
  • Urgency and frequency of urination
  • Difficulty to start urinating
  • Incomplete bladder emptying
  • Weak urinary stream
  • Urinary incontinence

What is it?

Enlarged prostate or BPH is the disease also known as adenoma of the prostate. One of the most common urological diseases in men. Characterized by an increase in the number of prostate cells, leading to compression of the segment of urethra, adjacent to the bladder.  Some of the above symptoms can be signs of oncological conditions of the prostate gland. Further investigation is required in order to accurately differentiate the cause of symptoms. 

Diagnosis

In determining the diagnosis, experienced doctors at Accord Physicians treat every patient as an individual.  Prostate specialists including urologists, pathologists, radiologists and laboratory technicians as well as a robust clinical staff collaborate together to form a precise diagnosis. 

Advanced equipment such as CT Scan, Sonography as well as a specialized laboratory is available right on premises enabling healthcare providers to make exact diagnosis in the shortest amount of time.  PSA (prostate-specific antigen) study and biopsy may be required to rule out prostate cancer.  Test outcomes and results are obtained immediately whenever possible. Availability of in-house necessary diagnostic tools saves our patients’ valuable time.

Treatment options

Accord Physicians specialists understand that they need to treat not just the disease, but consider the individual’s situation, such as their age and marital status just to name a few. Therefore, a wide range of treatment options are reviewed based on the specific needs of the patient and their personal preferences.

Once the diagnosis of the enlarged prostate is determined, the treatment plan emerges. In the early stages of this disease medical therapy and herbal supplements are usually being offered for very mild BPH symptoms. Drug treatment does not always produce the desired results. Our patients can opt for more advanced treatments conducted by our physicians using in-office green light laser or thermotherapy (TUMT).

Not all patients seek help at an early stage, allowing the prostate adenomas to reach a fairly large size. In such cases doctors utilize surgical methods: transurethral resection of prostate or open prostatectomy.  Our urologists perform minimally invasive surgery, which significantly reduce post-operative trauma, both physical and psychological.  Consequently, these techniques shorten healing time and allow the patients to return to their normal lives faster.

If you suspect that you may have an enlarged prostate, it is imperative that you schedule a consultation with a prostate specialist to avoid serious consequences.

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