February 27, 2024

Treating an Enlarged Prostate in Lexington, KY

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Amul Bhalodi, MD:

Prostatic hyperplasia, also known as BPH, is a disease that affects men where their prostate gets bigger and it can affect the way they urinate, it can affect sexual function. It affects approximately 50% of men age 50 to 60. The symptoms of BPH are difficulty urinating, weak stream, sometimes hesitancy, so it may take you a minute to get started. Urgency or the feeling that when you got to go, you better get there. And frequency to urinate.

Enlarged prostate is very treatable. We would want to know what your symptoms are and do all the appropriate diagnostic procedures. Your doctor may do a cystoscopy where we look inside your bladder and actually look at your prostate to see what it looks like. And based off of all those things, we would recommend a treatment.

The treatment options that we offer here at Baptist South Lexington range from medication all the way to surgery. We offer a wide range of surgery from something called transurethral resection of the prostate all the way to robotic surgery. We offer minimally invasive options such as UroLiftTM and aquablation, so there's a gambit of treatment options that we offer here.

The fact that I'm able to help patients and treat them and help give them a better quality of life is very rewarding. And when a patient is happy and they get relief, that's the best part of our job.

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