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120 Trinity Place
Athens, GA 30607


Phone: (706) 543-2718
Fax: (706) 353-3709

120 Trinity Place
Athens, Georgia 30607

(706) 543-2718

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Most men will visit a physician at some point in their lives for problems related to the prostate, often due to difficulty with urination, nocturia, or frequency. BPH is a benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate that can cause problems with urination by blocking the flow of urine from the bladder. The Urology Clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of BPH and combines clinical experience with state-of-the-art technology such as prostate microwave therapy and prostate laser surgery, for optimal outcomes in our patients.

Symptoms

  • Weak urinary stream
  • Nocturia
  • Urgency
  • Frequency
  • Hesitancy
  • Incomplete emptying
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary retention

Evaluation

The evaluation begins with a detailed history and physical examination and may include the following:

  • Urinalysis
  • Urine culture and sensitivity
  • Urinary symptom score evaluation
  • PSA
  • Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
  • Post-void residual measurement
  • Urine flow study
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urodynamic testing
  • Kidney ultrasound

Treatment

Summary

Prostate problems are common in men, and The Urology Clinic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of these. As with other urological conditions, our physicians and providers will determine the source of your urination difficulties and their severity, and customize treatments to deal with them. With our special emphasis on minimally invasive therapies and our comprehensive facility, many patients are treated without ever going to the hospital.