Causes and Statistics of BPH-Georgia GreenLight Laser

Causes and Statistics of BPH.

What are the causes and statistics?

Causes

Prostate enlargement occurs naturally as a man ages. No one knows exactly why the condition occurs, but it is one of the most common diseases among aging men.1

Statistics

BPH affects approximately 50% of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90% of men over the age of 80.2 BPH affects more than 27 million men over 50 each year in the United States3 Up to 95% of men with moderate symptoms are unhappy and don’t want to spend the rest of their life with these symptoms4 If left untreated, BPH can lead to complications including infection; renal failure; and urinary, bladder, or kidney stones.2,5


Harvard weighs in on the Greenlight laser.

Key statement- TURP treatment declines.

It has been several years since Dr. McHugh has performed a TURP. It is an antiquated procedure considering the benefits of the GreenLight. He will elucidate further on the next post.

The GreenLight Laser Procedure is commonly performed in our urological ambulatory surgery center. Prostate surgery is recommended if a patient is not responding to prostate medicines or if there are unwanted side effects. Contact us 24/7 and will get back to you for an appointment. 

FAQ GreenLight Laser for Prostate Enlargement-Northeast Ga. Urololgy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is BPH a type of cancer?
Do I have to stay in the hospital after a GreenLightTM procedure?
Where is the procedure performed?
Will the GreenLightTM Laser Therapy treatment affect my sexual function?
How long before my symptoms improve?
Will I continue to need BPH medications after the GreenLightTM Laser Therapy treatment?
How soon can I return to work and other normal activities?
How long do the results last?
Is GreenLight™ Therapy covered by insurance?
How many GreenLightTM procedures have been performed?
Will I need to wear a catheter?
Will I have discomfort after the procedure?
Can I have a GreenLightTM Laser procedure if I’ve had previous enlarged prostate treatments or surgery?
My doctor has recommended that I have a TURP. Can I still have the GreenLightTMprocedure?
How do I know if I am a candidate for GreenLightTM?

 Is BPH a type of cancer?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is not a type of cancer and it is not known to influence the risk of cancer.

The urologists of  Northeast Georgia Urological Associates commonly perform GreenLight Laser Prostatectomies in our accredited ambulatory surgery center.

Why? Because in most cases the procedure can be performed as an out patient, with minimal bleeding and limited need of a catheter.

If you hare having symptoms of BPH (prostate enlargement) leave your number below and we will call you with an appointment.