Let our Austin urologists help you say goodbye to prostate issues
You might think that visiting the bathroom more frequently (or getting up throughout the night to use the bathroom) is just a part of getting older. You might also think that pain down there, a weak stream and dribbling are the new norm. However, our Austin urology group is here to tell you that these are signs of prostate issues, and you don’t just have to live with them.
Bigger isn’t better when it comes to your prostate
A lot of guys think that bigger is better, but this doesn’t apply to that little (prostate) gland. The body doesn’t always know this though. As a result, as many men get older, they end up with an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). As this part of the reproductive tract grows, it can cause problems.
- Having to urinate more frequently or urgently.
- Waking throughout the night to pee.
- Straining to urinate or experiencing a weak stream.
- Dribbling when finishing up at the urinal.
- Feeling like the bladder isn’t empty.
All these symptoms can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. After all, no one wants to have their life revolve around the urge to pee. Our Austin urology group can help though. We can create a customized treatment plan for you using the latest, proven options.
- The UroLift® System is a minimally invasive way to move the enlarged gland so that it no longer blocks the urethra.
- TURP, also known as transurethral resection, can help by removing some of the gland.
- Rezum provides an alternative to traditional surgery to correct problems with urinating.
- Greenlight laser can cut away tissue that’s pressing on the urethra.
- Aquablation is a new treatment option that uses the power of water to treat BPH.
We also offer effective procedures like simple prostatectomy and prostate artery embolization (PAE). Your doctor will help you decide which of these options will help this little gland stop being a big problem.
Prostate cancer treatment has come a long way (and men couldn’t be more thankful)
In the past, prostate cancer often required surgery or radiation, which are two things that no one enjoys. However, scientists have developed a minimally invasive way to treat this type of cancer without incisions. Meet HiFU technology.
Using High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound waves on the problem area, your doctor can destroy the cancer cells without harming the healthy tissue. This is huge because HiFU treats the cancer while avoiding damage that can cause issues like incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?
Our Austin urology group is ready to help you get help if that little gland is causing a big problem. Contact us to schedule a consultation at our Round Rock, North Austin, South Austin and Dripping Springs locations.