Urologic Surgery For Men
Minimally-Invasive Procedures Offer Better Outcomes with Higher Rates of Sexual Function and Urinary Control for Prostate Cancer and BPH Patients
One in six men will likely be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The risk for prostate cancer increases with age. The same can be said of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which also becomes more prominent with an increase in age.
At New Jersey Center for Prostate Cancer and Urology, we specialize in several minimally-invasive procedures to treat prostate cancer and BPH including:
- RoboticTransurethral Needle Ablation of the Prostate (TUNA)
- Greenlight™ Laser Therapy
- Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
- Robotic Prostatectomy
The Prostate is a male reproductive gland which primarily functions to store and produce seminal fluid, the fluid which transports sperm. Often described as “walnut sized,” it is located above the base of the penis, below the bladder and in front of the rectum.
Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor that consists of cells from the prostate gland. As the cancer grows, it can spread beyond the Prostate into the surrounding tissue or to distant parts of the body such as the bones, lungs and liver. Besides being potentially life-threatening, a Prostate Cancer diagnosis can be frightening as various treatments can result in side effects like incontinence and impotence.
According to the American Cancer Society, the leading location of cancer in men is the Prostate. With the advent of PSA testing and early detection, death rates from Prostate Cancer have declined. Still, Prostate Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in men. Obtaining the best care possible (yearly digital rectal exam and PSA screening) is important.
Cure and survival rates vary, depending on the progression of the disease at the time of diagnosis and response to treatment. The combination of early intervention, advanced treatment technologies and skilled doctors helps many Prostate Cancer patients find successful treatment and cure.
Prostate gland enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is the most common, benign condition of the prostate that men experience as they age. Over the years, it is normal for the prostate to grow. Enlargement is only considered a problem if symptoms worsen to the point of increasing the patient’s discomfort or causing other medical conditions. Your symptoms may include:
- Frequent or urgent need to urinate
- Difficulty starting urination
- Weak stream
- Problems stopping and starting urination
- Dribbling at the end of urination
- Increased frequency of urination at night
- Straining while urinating
- Unable to empty your bladder
- Urinary tract infection
- Blood in your urine (hematuria)
- Stones form in the bladder
- Impaired kidney function