BPH Specialist

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates

Urologists located in Tarzana, CA & West Hills, CA

More than 50% of males after the age of 50 will experience some degree of urinary symptoms related to prostate obstruction. If you are experiencing symptoms such as slow urinary stream or frequently waking up multiple times at night to urinate, you can find help at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates. The offices in West Hills and Tarzana, California, are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic technologies to confirm benign prostatic enlargement (BPE). The urology specialists also offer advanced treatment options for BPE or BPH, including Rezūm™ water vapor therapy and other minimally invasive procedures such aquablation or robotic assisted laparoscopic subtotal prostatectomy. Call the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates office nearest you today to schedule a consultation or book one online.

BPH Q&A

What is BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a pathologic diagnosis in an enlarged prostate, the gland that sits beneath your bladder.

Passing through the center of your prostate is the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body. When you have urinary symptoms, the obstructed prostate gland can restrict or block the urine flow and damage your bladder and kidneys. BPH can also increase your risk of recurrent urinary tract infections, bladder stone formation, cause irreversible damage to bladder, bleeding, or damage to kidneys.

Risk factors for developing BPH include aging, diet, having a family history of the condition, and having underlying health issues like diabetes and heart disease.

What are the symptoms of BPH?

The symptoms of BPH can get worse over time as the gland continues to enlarge. You can experience:

  • Sensation of incomplete emptying
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Weak urine stream
  • Frequent need to urinate, especially at night
  • Intermittency

To confirm BPH and rule out infections and other conditions such as inflammation of the prostate, the team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates recommends that you schedule a screening for BPH if you have symptoms.

How is BPH treated?

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates offers a variety of advanced and effective treatments for BPH, including:

Rezūm

Rezūm is a water vapor therapy that uses the natural energy in water to shrink the prostate and improve urine flow. This is an office based procedure without need for general anesthesia which usually takes less than a minute on average without incisions.

Urolift®

Urolift is a one-time, in-office treatment for BPH that uses small implants to keep the urethra open and hold enlarged prostate tissue out of the way, so urine can flow freely. 

The procedure uses minimally-invasive techniques to put the permanent implants in place and the Urolift system provides long-lasting relief of BPH symptoms.

Aquablation

Aquablation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat BPH. The system uses a high-pressure saline jet to remove enlarged prostate tissue with little risk of side effects and a high probability of maintaining ejaculation and low risk for erectile dysfunction and incontinence  The team is able to treat large volume prostates that require subtotal prostatectomy (robotic or open) within minutes.  

Bipolar TURP

Bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a procedure that uses a bipolar electrical current to remove enlarged prostate tissue. This is the gold standard for BPH surgical treatment, which is commonly offered by all urologists.

GreenLight™ laser

GreenLight laser therapy by Boston Scientific provides rapid relief of BPH symptoms. This therapy uses a laser to heat and vaporize excess prostate tissue and improve urine flow. This option allows the team to operate on patients who cannot stop their blood thinners.

Robotic simple prostatectomy

Robotic simple prostatectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to treat an extremely enlarged prostate.

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates uses the da Vinci® robotic surgery system that allows the surgeon more control over the surgical instruments. This control enables them to operate with a higher level of precision. The combination of highly-skilled surgeons along with the latest technology allows the team to offer this procedure with confidence to their patients.   

Schedule a BPH consultation at the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates office nearest you today. Call the office or make your appointment online.

 

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