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Other Common Options

As with many health issues, there is a
range of treatment options available.

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As with many health issues that impact a patient’s quality of life, there is a range of treatment options available. The easiest are behavioral changes, that can progress to medication, and potentially to more aggressive surgical options.

In addition to innovative treatments such as Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy and GreenLight™ Laser Therapy, there are a number of methods for relieving the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Prostate artery embolization (PAE)
PAE is a minimally invasive procedure in which the prostate arteries are embolized with small particles that block some of the blood flow to the prostate, shrinking the tissue and relieving symptoms. To learn more about PAE, Click Here.

Prostatic urethral lift (PUL)
This procedure utilizes permanent implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way, so it no longer blocks the urethra.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
This procedure involves use of a heated wire to cut tissue from the prostate, and has been used for years to treat an enlarged prostate. 

Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP)
A surgeon makes one or two small cuts in the prostate gland, making it easier for urine to pass through the urethra.

Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)
Your doctor inserts a special electrode through your urethra into your prostate area. Microwave energy from the electrode destroys the inner portion of the enlarged prostate gland, shrinking it and easing urine flow. 

Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA)
A scope is passed into your urethra, allowing your doctor to place needles into your prostate gland. Radio waves pass through the needles, heating and destroying excess prostate tissue that's blocking urine flow.

Open prostatectomy
This procedure involves removal of the inner part of the prostate through incisions made in the abdomen.

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