Benign Prostatic Hyerplasia

Neil Barber 2 Overview by Mr Neil Barber The term Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) relates to an enlarged prostate which is not cancerous, but which may cause bothersome problems with the waterworks or lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) thanks to the resultant obstruction to the flow of urine out of the bladder. It is a very common problem in men, the growth in the prostate probably starting in middle age. It may result in bot... more
Neil Barber 2 Overview by Mr Neil Barber The initial approach in managing bothersome waterworks symptoms (LUTS) is employing conservative lifestyle measures such as fluid intake management, avoiding caffeinated drinks and pelvic floor exercises but commonly medication is prescribed as a first line treatment option. The choices of medication include: Alpha-blockers, such as tamsulosin - rapid relief of symptoms within a few... more
Neil Barber 2 Overview by Mr Neil Barber The Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) procedure using the UroLift device The UroLift device is the very latest non-invasive approach to treating symptomatic BPH that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. Clinical data has shown that the UroLift System is safe and effective in r... more
Mr Richard Hindley and Mr Neil Barber Overview by Mr Richard Hindley and Mr Neil Barber When the symptoms from BPH are relatively severe or unresponsive to medication, then the standard next step is to consider procedures that aim to create as wide a passage as possible though the prostate gland; alternatives are either TURP (transurethal resection of the prostate) or procedures employing laser energy. There are several different types of laser treat... more
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Neil Barber 2 Overview by Mr Neil Barber Transurethral resection of the prostate (commonly known as a TURP, plural TURPs, and rarely as a transurethral prostatic resection), TURP is performed by pushing a resectoscope into the urethra before guiding it to the site of the prostate with the help of the light and the camera. An electric current is used to heat the loop of wire, and the heated wire is used to cut away the section of ... more