BPH Doctor in Orange County, CA
Get Relief From Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate
An enlarged prostate, or BPH, is a very common condition experienced by men as they age. While BPH is not a serious or life threatening condition, symptoms of BPH may interfere with your daily activities.
Learn more about BPH and the treatment options available. If you have symptoms of BPH that are starting to interfere with sleep or your daily activities, call the enlarged prostate specialists at Southland Urology today! With convenient locations in Fullerton and Yorba Linda, our board-certified urologist provide comprehensive treatment to patients in Orange County. You can also request an appointment online using our secure form.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 42 million men in the US1 and over 660 million aging men worldwide.2.3 Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH.2 While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms. If left untreated, BPH can lead to permanent bladder damage.4
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
Symptoms of BPH can cause loss of productivity, depression, and decreased quality of life.7
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.8
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire. Sharing this information with your physician will help them understand the severity of your symptoms.
Even watchful waiting has its risks. Bladder outlet obstruction could result in irreversible bladder damage if left untreated4
- NeoTract US Market Model estimates for 2020, data on file.
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- US Census Bureau international database worldwide population estimates for 2020
- Tubaro, Drugs Aging 2003
- Rosenberg, Int J Clin Pract 2007
- Vuichoud, Can J Urol 2015
- Speakman, BJUI International 2014
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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Schedule Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Orange County, CA
When you schedule a consultation with Southland Urology, they will be able to individually evaluate your case and provide comprehensive treatment options that are unique to you. Call (714) 870-5970 today to schedule an appointment, or submit a request online using our secure form.
The procedure is typically performed in the ambulatory surgery center and takes about 30 minutes in total.
Most men do not require a catheter afterward. During the first two weeks you can expect some urinary urgency, frequency, burning, and on and off blood in the urine.
Yes! Most major insurances cover the UroLift procedure. Plans do vary, so it is advisable to confirm with your specific insurance. The codes you should ask about are CPT 52441 and 52442.
No. UroLift does not cause erectile dysfunction or retrograde ejaculation.
No, they do not.