Enlarged Prostate – Urology Orange County CA – Find the treatment that is best for you.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition affects millions of men, and often causes problems with urination, including urinary obstruction or retention of urine. Other symptoms include slow urine stream, pushing or straining to empty the bladder, urinary frequency, nocturia (waking at night to urinate) and even urinary incontinence.
Treatments for BPH
Transurethral Microwave Therapy or TUMT is the technical, generic terminology for our non-surgical BPH treatment Cooled ThermotherapyTM. TUMT is a minimally invasive, in-office option for the treatment of symptomatic BPH or enlarged prostate, and is covered by Medicare as well as many private insurance plans.
How does TUMT work?
The TUMT procedure is performed right in the urologist’s office and requires between 30 and 45 minutes. A specially-made minimally-invasive catheter is inserted into the urethra using local anesthetic to avoid as much discomfort as possible. Within the tubing is a microwave antenna that heats and destroys prostatic tissue. The Urologix proprietary Cooled ThermoTherapy treatment is unique because cool water is circulated within the catheter. This cooling prevents surrounding healthy tissue from damage and preserves the urethra. After treatment, the prostate begins to heal and the patient will eventually return to more normal urinary patterns.
- Thulium laser, or Quanta laser
- RevoLix laser vaporesection or enucleation of the prostate
- Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate (PVP) using the Greenlight HPS
- Holmium Laser Ablation of the Prostate (HoLAP)
Transurethral Resection of the prostate (TURP), Bipolar TURP, Saline TURP, Plasma Vaporization of the Prostate