Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) / Enlarged Prostate
Why Yale Urology?
Our expert team at Yale Urology can help you better understand benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and the treatment and management options available. Our surgeons are dedicated to helping men experience relief from BPH by using the most minimally invasive methods possible. At the forefront of research in men’s health issues, our surgeons continually integrate the latest in science-based medicine and innovative approaches into their practice to offer patients safer and more effective treatments.
Our surgeons meet regularly with the multidisciplinary specialists of Yale-New Haven Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital to discuss every patient's care and develop a comprehensive treatment plan unique to each patient. This level of collaboration brings the medical management of our patients to the highest level.
Yale Urology surgeons are at the forefront of cancer research, driving the search for new treatments and cures and staying current on the most advanced and effective techniques. We continually integrate the latest in science-based medicine and innovative approaches into their practice to offer patients safer and more effective treatments.
We offer minimally invasive, innovative procedures to treat BPH, such as GreenLight PVP Laser Therapy, an outpatient procedure that creates a channel in the urethra so that men can urinate more easily.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a benign enlargement of the prostate gland. In the United States, approximately half of men over the age of 50 have BPH. The enlarged prostate squeezes and may partially block the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out of the body. This tightening around the urethra may cause many symptoms, including trouble urinating, the frequent feeling of the need to urinate, leaking, or a sense that the bladder is not fully emptied after urination.