Prostate Problems: Prostate Treatments
August 27, 2017
As a man ages, there is a good chance that his prostate will begin to enlarge, potentially causing urinary and other problems.
In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Science Center urology expert Dr. Andrew Roberts answers questions about a new, minimally-invasive surgical technique called UroLift to relieve urinary obstruction in connection with an enlarging prostate.
- What is the prostate and what is its role in a man's body?
- As a man ages, the prostate can become larger. Why?
- What are the most common signs of an enlarged prostate?
- How is it determined if a man would benefit more from medical or surgical intervention in treating an enlarged prostate?
- What are some of the surgical interventions that are available today and which ones are the most effective?
- There is a new procedure called Urolift. What is it? Is it widely available? How does it work?
- Does the Urolift procedure offer a permanent solution to complications of prostate enlargement?
- How long does the Urolift procedure take and is it done on an inpatient or an outpatient basis?
- What is the recovery time for the Urolift procedure?
- Does the Urolift procedure reverse some of the problems caused by an enlarged prostate?
- If a man wants to discuss his options for treating his prostate issues, is a consultation with a urologist the next step?