Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) affects as many as 14 million men in the United States. If you’re having BPH symptoms like difficulty urinating or increased urinary frequency, Family Urology Associates in Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland, understands your needs and is here for you. Board-certified urologist Mohammed Haseebuddin, MD, or Dr. Haseeb, offers a wide range of BPH management approaches based on your symptoms, anatomy, and preferences. Call either office or use the online scheduler for an appointment today.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is a condition in which the prostate gland around your urethra grows enlarged. As your prostate grows, it pressures your urethra, causing it to narrow. This can irritate or block your bladder, causing urinary problems.
Although BPH is noncancerous, it can evolve and cause physical problems, including recurring infections and bladder damage, so it’s important to get help managing it.
BPH doesn’t necessarily cause problems early on, but many men may eventually experience one or more of the following issues:
Your symptoms may be mild and sporadic for some time, possibly for years. But, in general, BPH symptoms increase gradually as you grow older.
At Family Urology Associates, Dr. Haseeb manages all stages of BPH. He customizes care for you, always using the most conservative treatment approach to start.
Dr. Haseeb medically manages your BPH through monitoring and support when you don’t have symptoms or have only mild BPH symptoms.
When your BPH symptoms start to bother you or grow more intense, Dr. Haseeb prescribes treatment based on your prostate anatomy and personal preferences. This may involve medication or the following treatment options for bothersome BPH symptoms:
In GreenLight Laser Therapy, Dr. Haseeb uses a laser to heat extra prostate tissue until it’s vaporized. This unblocks your urethra and allows you to urinate normally again. This is an outpatient procedure that can work very well for mild-to-moderate BPH symptoms.
Robotic-assisted simple prostatectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which Dr. Haseeb controls robotic arms using a control panel. He creates very small incisions and then removes the innermost part of your prostate gland, leaving the rest intact.
This procedure allows for maximum precision, minimal blood loss, and rapid recovery as compared to traditional procedures with large incisions. It’s generally best for moderate-to-severe BPH.
In standard transurethral prostate resection, Dr. Haseeb uses a special electrical loop tool to remove extra prostate tissue. This procedure typically involves a couple of days in the hospital, but it’s highly effective for severe BPH symptoms. Dr. Haseeb also offers an endoscopic option for this procedure.
Dr. Haseeb works with you to find the best solution for your health and needs.
To learn more about benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH treatment, call Family Urology Associates, or book using the online appointment maker today.