Best Oak Lawn Doctors for Enlarged Prostate
The best urologists to treat an enlarged prostate are in Oak Lawn, IL.
Think you have an enlarged prostate? Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) have 17 Board-Certified urologists who have been treating patients with enlarged prostates for decades. All 17 AUS doctors have offices near Oak Lawn, Illinois and they are all pictured above. Click on any of their pictures or names to find out more about each one. The most advanced urology treatments and procedures in southside Chicago or northwest Indiana, are right here with AUS in Oak Lawn, IL.
Dr. Aaron Berger, Dr. Michael Herzog, Dr. Mark Lyon, Dr. Ike Oguejiofor and Dr. Raj Patel are five Board-Certified urologists that have all been designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence. That's the most in the entire Midwest from one group. The Urolift Treatment system is just one of the many treatments AUS provides as a way to help Oak Lawn patients with an enlarged prostate after being diagnosed with BPH.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlargement of the prostate gland and is very common as a man ages. BPH can contribute to many bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms. We diagnose and treating Oak Lawn patients with an enlarged prostate almost every day.
Seven AUS locations near Oak Lawn, IL for Enlarged Prostates
Enlarged prostate symptoms
And enlarged prostate (BPH) can sometimes be identified from a variety of bothersome urinary symptoms. These can include a slow urinary stream, difficulty getting started (hesitancy) or incomplete bladder emptying. It also includes urinary frequency, urinary urgency, waking up at night to urinate (nocturia) and occasionally urinary dribbling or incontinence. Click here to find out all the enlarged prostate symptoms.
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What is an enlarged prostate?
The prostate goes through two main growth cycles during a man’s life. The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. The second phase of growth starts around age 25 and goes on for most of the rest of a man's life. BPH most often occurs during this second growth phase.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses against the urethra. The bladder wall becomes thicker. One day, the bladder may weaken and lose the ability to empty fully, leaving some urine in the bladder. Narrowing of the urethra and urinary retention – being unable to empty the bladder fully – cause many of the problems of BPH.