Treatment for enlarged prostate (benign)
The prostate is a small gland in a man’s body below the bladder. It produces the fluid component of semen and grows naturally with age, so much so that more than 90% of men over 90 have an enlarged prostate. It is not known what actually causes prostate enlargement but issues arise when the change in size puts pressure on the tubes that drain urine from the bladder.
An enlarged prostate causes difficulties with urinating including trouble starting to urinate, stop/start urination, difficulty stopping as well as a frequent need to urinate. If not treated it can cause urinary tract infections, acute urinary retention, kidney stones, bladder stones and in severe cases it can lead to kidney damage.
An enlarged prostate does not mean you have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
There are a range of treatment options for an enlarged prostate which usually depend on the severity of your condition.
Treatment can include lifestyle changes, medication and surgery.
At One Hatfield hospital we can surgically treat men with an enlarged prostate in a variety of ways including:
- Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
- Open prostatectomy
- Urolift procedure
- Prostate artery embolization
- Intraprostatic injection
- Water vapour ablation (Rezum procedure)
- Template biopsy of prostate
At One Hatfield Hospital we can book you in to see a specialist Urology surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your own treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Hatfield Hospital.
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