HMH Urologist offers new treatment for enlarged prostate

playgroundBenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, is a common medical issue for men that can cause urinary incontinence. Hardin Memorial Health recently has expanded its treatment to offer a new form of relief to men suffering urinary incontinence due to BPH.

HMH urologist Dr. Mohammed Iqbal now offers the new UroLift® System for patients dealing with an enlarged prostate. UroLift® System is the first permanent implant to treat symptoms due to urinary outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men 50 years of age or older.

“The UroLift® is an exciting surgical option for men dealing with an enlarged prostate,” said Iqbal. “This procedure, along with others available, provides important options to men dealing with urinary difficulties.”

Men affected by BPH often as a consequence also suffer from sleepless nights due to urinary problems, loss of productivity, depression and a decreased quality of life. Once they have the minimally invasive UroLift® procedure they recover quickly and return to normal routines with minimal downtown.

“UroLift® patients often experience an almost immediate improvement to quality of life,” Iqbal said.

BPH symptoms involve both problems emptying the bladder and bladder storage issues. These include difficulty starting a urine stream, decreased strength of the urine stream, an urge to urinate again soon after urinating, pain during urination, waking at night to urinate, frequent urination and a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate.

More than 70 percent of men in their 60s have BPH symptoms. If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider to discuss treatment options.

Other urologists at HMH are considering offering this procedure in the future. For more information on this or other urological treatments, contact Dr. Iqbal or another HMH Urologist to determine what course of action is best for you or your loved one. Please click here for information on HMH Urology Services.