Like many of my patients, you know only too well how it feels to suffer from an enlarged Prostate – the frequent urination, the weak flow, the interrupted sleep. Many men are prescribed medications for the condition; in fact, when a patient first comes to me for treatment of enlarged prostate, I frequently offer medication.
While medications are safe and continue to be an important “first line of defense,” I have found that some patients may find the drugs to be ineffective or the side effects unpleasant. Unfortunately, many of these patients simply discontinue their medications without discussing other options.
I want to let you know about another treatment that our practice offers – a safe, effective, one-time therapy for relief of enlarged prostate symptoms. This is an in-office procedure that applies gentle heat to a very precise area of the prostate to provide long-term symptom relief. This is not surgery and does not require a hospital visit. It is done right here in my office, and patients return home right after the procedure. A few other facts to consider: Medicare and most private insurers cover this treatment; clinical trials showed no decrease in sexual function; because this treatment is not a drug, there is no interaction with other medications you may be taking.
I want to stress that the condition of enlarged prostate is extremely treatable today. If you are not getting complete relief or unhappy with your medication, or other treatment choice, I invite you to make an appointment so we can explore the best treatment option for you.