The dedicated team at Pikes Peak Urology delivers excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of urologic conditions. Since 1989, our well-rounded team of urologists have provided a welcoming, comfortable environment for residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and customize treatment plans based on each patient’s unique needs. Our team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence, UTIs, kidney cancer, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), low testosterone, and prostate cancer. We also provide no-scalpel vasectomies and vaginal revitalization using the cutting-edge MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. Our procedures are performed with the highest level of sterility and safety in the ambulatory surgery center conveniently located next door. Get the prompt, caring, and compassionate care that you deserve at Pikes Peak Urology.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common problem affecting men as they age. It may affect normal urination, causing you to make numerous trips to the bathroom throughout the day and night. The experienced urology team at Pikes Peak Urology provide many medical and surgical benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment methods. treat BPH and alleviate its symptoms. To schedule an evaluation, call the office or use the online booking tool.
The prostate gland is located beneath the bladder. When this gland enlarges, it begins to block urine flow. Although prostate growth is normal as men age, when the prostate becomes too large, it can cause a host of urinary symptoms and significant urine flow blockage. Reseachers are not entirely sure what causes prostate enlargement (also referred to as BPH), but it is believed to be attributed to sex hormone imbalance. If you are experiencing any issues with urinary symptoms, reach out to a physician at Pikes Peak Urology today. We have decades of clinical experience diagnosing BPH and developing BPH treatment guidelines based on each patient’s unique medical needs.
BPH is the medical term that describes an enlarged prostate, which develops from the benign growth or swelling of the prostate that occurs over time. Your urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from your bladder and out of your body, passes through your prostate. When your prostate enlarges, it presses on the urethra, obstructing the flow of urine.
Your BPH symptoms often affect urination. As your prostate enlarges, you may find yourself needing to urinate every 1-2 hours, even during the night.
Other BPH symptoms include:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the team at Pikes Peak Urology offers many treatment options to alleviate your discomfort and improve your quality of life.
Medical treatment for BPH at Pikes Peak Urology includes various prescription medications to alleviate mild-to-moderate urinary symptoms. Medical treatments include:
Alpha blockers help relax the muscular portion of your prostate, which makes it easier to void and empty your bladder completely. For many men, use of alpha blockers decreases both urgency and the risk of urinary infections.
5-alpha reductase inhibitors
The 5-alpha reductase inhibitors are medications that block the production of the hormone that causes prostate growth. The team uses this medication to help reduce overall prostate size and allow more effective urination.
Though these medications alleviate your BPH symptoms, they’re not a permanent solution, and as your disease progresses, medications may no longer be an effective treatment.
Yes. When medications no longer alleviate your BPH symptoms, the team may suggest surgical treatments. We use the newest technology available for surgical treatment of BPH, including button vaporization electrode, laser ablation, and the UroLift procedure. For this treatment, your urologist places retractors to hold the prostate lobes apart so they no longer block urine flow through the urethra. For extreme prostatic enlargement, the surgeons offer advanced minimally invasive robotic techniques to remove the benign part of the prostate, leaving behind the remainder of the gland.