BPH Treatments

BPH can be easily fixed at AUS

How is BPH Treated?

Our board-certified urologists take the time to work with each patient to customize the most effective plan for their individual BPH issue. We provide more advanced treatment options than anyone in southside Chicago and Northwest Indiana, including the most Centers of Excellence for treating BPH than anyone in the region. We believe this makes us the top urology practice for treating BPH almost anywhere in the midwest.

Some of the most frequent BPH treatments we offer include:

Medical Management

 

Alpha-blockers

One class of medications to treat BPH are referred to as alpha-blockers. These medications help to relax the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder neck to allow the urine to flow better. The most common medication in this class is tamsulosin but others include alfuzosin, terazosin, and silodosin, and doxazosin. The most common side effects of these drugs is occasional lightheadedness and retrograde ejaculation.

5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors

Another class of medications for BPH are called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors and include finasteride and dutasteride. These medications decrease the levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the prostate which causes the prostate to shrink.

Diagnostic Studies

 

UroCuff

The UroCuff Test provides your urologist with information about your bladder function to better understand the causes of your symptoms. The UroCuff is a non-invasive diagnostic test for male urinary disorders (LUTS). This test allows your urologist to collect important data about your bladder function while you urinate and can provide better answers about your symptoms. Learn more.

Cystoscopy

A cystoscopy is a diagnostic prostate exam performed by your urologist in their office to determine the cause of your symptoms and best treatment options. This brief procedure typically takes about 5 minutes. Cystoscopy enables your urologist to view your anatomy in order to: assess bladder health, confirm diagnosis of an enlarged prostate, assess which BPH procedure may be most appropriate for you and rule out other bladder conditions.

Prostate Ultrasound

A prostate ultrasound is a quick and very precise method to determine prostate volume measurement, which is important in choosing the correct procedure.

Office Based Procedures

 

There are multiple surgical options that we offer for the management of BPH. Almost all of the current surgical treatments for BPH are minimally invasive.

One of these treatments is called Urolift and is a quick office procedure where small implants are placed into the prostate to open up the prostate obstruction to improve urinary symptoms. Four of our board-certified urologists have been designated as Centers of Excellence with Urolift, based on their continued, long-term success with the procedure. Learn more.

Another treatment offered at Associated Urological Specialists is Rezum which is also done in the office. A small scope is placed into the bladder and the device injects steam into the prostate which subsequently leads to prostate shrinkage. Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) can also be done in the office and uses a special catheter with a balloon that helps to expand the prostate and then utilizes microwave energy to help shrink the enlarged prostate. AUS is a Rezum Center of Excellence, and was the first in Chicagoland. Learn more.

One of these procedures is a photoselective vaporization of the prostate, also known as the GreenLight Laser Therapy.  Our Board-Certified urologists have extensive experience with GreenLight laser vaporization of the prostate which is a minimally invasive option for patients with larger prostates. Learn more.

Associated Urological Specialists also offers iTind which is done in our offices. The iTind procedure reshapes the anatomy of the prostatic urethra, gently creating a wider opening for urine to flow freely, without burning or cutting out tissue, and without leaving behind a permanent implant. The treatment is straightforward, does not require overnight hospitalization, and has none of the side effects associated with prescription medication. Learn more.

Outpatient Surgical options

 

There are also several outpatient surgical options used for the treatment of BPH that are all performed endoscopically, with no incisions and minimal blood loss. During all of these procedures, a scope is placed into the urethra and the prostate is visualized directly and a laser is utilized to vaporize the enlarged prostate tissue. There are multiple surgical options that we offer for the management of BPH. Almost all of the current surgical treatments for BPH are minimally invasive.

TURP, or transurethral resection of the prostate, at AUS

Another procedure in this manner is a bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate, or TURP, in which bipolar energy is used to resect overgrown prostate tissue. Again, our board-certified urologists have years of success with this treatment.

Surgical Options For Very Large Prostates

 

There are also several outpatient surgical options used for the treatment of BPH that are all performed endoscopically, with no incisions and minimal blood loss. During all of these procedures, a scope is placed into the urethra and the prostate is visualized directly and a laser is utilized to vaporize the enlarged prostate tissue. There are multiple surgical options that we offer for the management of BPH. Almost all of the current surgical treatments for BPH are minimally invasive.

Aquablation BPH relief from AUS

Aquablation therapy is a resective procedure, meaning that the prostate tissue causing symptoms is removed. No incision is made, as the prostate is reached through the urethra. It can be performed on prostates of any size and shape and the only procedure that combines a camera (called a cystoscope) with ultrasound imaging, giving the surgeon the ability to see the entire prostate in real time. Learn more.

AUS Simple Prostatectomy

(Open & Robotic) Simple prostate removal, or prostatectomy, is a procedure to remove the inside part of the prostate gland to treat an enlarged prostate. It is done through a surgical cut in your lower belly.

Finding the best BPH treatment for each patient, based on their diagnosis, comfort levels and needs, not only separates Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) from others, but it provides a more effective manner in which a patient's BPH can be treated so it no longer becomes an issue. Watch our videos on BPH treatment options to give you an even better understanding of waht you have available to you.

Make an appointment today.

We are committed to being the top BPH treatment center in southside Chicago and northwest Indiana.

Call us today or use the button below to schedule an appointment

(708) 888-8AUS

Download our free BPH Booklet by clicking the image above.

Download our free Bladder Diary by clicking the image above.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) treatments at AUS are in Southside Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) treatments can be made quickly at any of our AUS offices. They are conveniently located in Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Homewood, Orland Park and Palos Hills.

Advanced urology treatments for an enlarged prostate (BPH), are done best at AUS.

Patients from Morris, Joliet and New Lenox have learned the most advanced urology treatments for Enlarged Prostates (BPH) are at AUS.

Never a long drive for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) treatments.

Patients don’t have to travel more than a few minutes for an Enlarged Prostate (BPH) treatment, if they are coming from Alsip, Bedford Park, Blue Island, Bridgeview, Burbank, Calumet Park, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Crestwood, Englewood, Glenwood, Harvey, Hickory Hills, Homer Glen, Matteson, Midlothian, Mokena, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Park Forest, Roseland, South side, South Holland and Tinley Park. Even south from Peotone, Bourbonnais and Kankakee.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) treatments are done by the best Board-Certified Urologists.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) treatments at AUS can come from Bolingbrook, Brighten Park, Burnham, Burr Ridge, Calumet City, Countryside, Crystal Lawns, Crest Hill, Darien, Dolton, Fairmont, Frankfort, Gage Park, Gillets, Hammond, Hinsdale, Hyde Park, Ingalls Park, Lansing, Lynwood, La Grange, Lemont, Lockport, Munster, Palisades, Richton Park, Riverdale, Romeoville, Sauk Village, South Shore, South Chicago, Westmont, Whiting, Willowbrook and Woodridge.