The National Institutes of Health estimates that benign prostate hyperplasia—commonly known as enlarged prostate—affects more than 50 percent of men over age 60 and as many as 90 percent of men over the age of 70. Urologists at Lahey Clinic are experienced with the full range of medical and surgical interventions available for enlarged prostate. Treatment is dictated by the type and severity of symptoms experienced by a patient, and urologists recommend those treatment modalities that they feel are most effective and will provide the greatest degree of symptom relief.
For those who experience bleeding as a result of enlarged prostate, are unresponsive to medical therapy or continue to have difficulty voiding, one of the following surgical approached may be recommended:
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