Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) / Enlarged Prostate

Our team urologists specializing in men's health issues are here to help you understand benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), your symptoms, and what treatment and management options are available for you. Because a majority of men over the age of 50 experience BPH, we work to stay in the forefront of research in men’s health issues, driving the search for new treatments and cures, and staying current on the most advanced and effective techniques.

Our surgeons continually integrate the latest in innovative approaches into their practice to offer patients the safest and most 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.


BPH Explained

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.

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Joseph Brito, III, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Clinical Interests

Urology; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Thomas M. Buckley, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

Ralph J. Devito, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

Clinical Interests

Prostate

Harris E. Foster, Jr, MD

Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Prostate; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Urinary Incontinence; Urology; Cystitis, Interstitial; Nitric Oxide Synthase; Female Urogenital Diseases

Clinical Interests

Hematuria; Urinary Incontinence; Cystitis, Interstitial; Cystocele

Stanton Honig, MD

Professor of Clinical Urology

Research Interests

Hypogonadism; Erectile Dysfunction; Infertility, Male; Reproduction; Vasectomy; Health Services for Transgender Persons

Clinical Interests

Endocrinology; Genitalia, Male; Erectile Dysfunction; Prostatic Diseases; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Urology; Vasectomy; Reproductive Medicine; Men's Health; Transgender Persons

Daniel S. Kellner, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Genital Diseases, Male; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Ureteral Diseases; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Tract Infections; Urination Disorders; Urologic Diseases; Urolithiasis

Gerald Portman, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

James S. Rosoff, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Hypogonadism; Testicular Diseases; Urogenital Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Infertility, Male; Kidney Calculi; Urinary Incontinence; Urologic Diseases; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology

Ralph F. Stroup, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology

Clinical Interests

Urology