BPH

Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Salt Lake City, UT

Helping provide men in Utah with relief from benign prostatic hyperplasia

In many cases, benign prostatic hyperplasia is characterized by bladder dysfunction, such as difficulty urinating or storing urine. Depending on the symptoms and the patient’s health, Dr. Gange and his highly trained urology team in Utah can create a personalized treatment plan for each patient depending on the symptoms as well as the patient’s age and overall health. With over 25 years of clinical and research experience, he has developed a particular expertise in Men’s Health Urology, emphasizing minimally invasive procedures. He is the first Urologist in North America to perform the NeoTract UroLift for BPH, and the first in the world to perform UroLift under local anesthesia. He has performed over 800 UroLift procedures on men from across the US and from four other countries and continues to be active as a Clinical Researcher.

The Urolift system for treatment of BPH is an innovative technology that requires specific training and experience to perform in an optimal fashion. It was first developed in 2005 but requires special training; currently approximately 1 in 10 said Urologists perform it. Because Urolift system for BPH is a new procedure, it is only offered by some urologists who are specially trained to perform this procedure. Dr. Steven Gange is the pioneer for the UroLift procedure in the United States and has trained hundreds of other urologists across 46 states and Canada in the procedure.

Contact Steven Gange, MD today to discuss your BPH Treatment Options. Our office is located at 4252 South Highland Drive, Suite 200 in Salt Lake City.

BPH Treatment Options

If you have been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate due to BPH, consult with your physician to determine which treatment is right for you.

Treatment Options May Include:

Watchful Waiting: Watchful waiting involves making behavioral changes such as decreasing your fluid intake prior to bedtime, regular physical activity, and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. For men with mild symptoms this may be a viable option until their condition shows signs of worsening.1 However, it is important to note that, in a study, 87% of men who elected watchful waiting experienced a worsening of symptoms over a 4-year time period.2

Medications: Your doctor may prescribe BPH medication, just one or even a combination of BPH medications that may help alleviate your urinary symptoms. These medications are effective and may improve your BPH symptoms; however, some men may not experience enough relief. In addition, some men experience bothersome side effects from BPH medication. Either or both of these things may lead them to discontinue the medication.3-6 

Some patients may suffer side-effects including dizziness, headaches, or sexual dysfunction. Some may not get adequate relief of their symptoms. Over 16% of men on medication for BPH discontinue treatment early for reasons such as being dissatisfied with side-effects or not getting adequate symptom relief.1

Minimally Invasive treatments: These are procedures which can often be done as an outpatient procedure with milder forms of anesthesia than what is used in a hospital operating room. They typically have fewer complications than traditional surgery.7

The UroLift® System uses small implants to open the prostate blockage and does not require heating or cutting tissue. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia in a doctor’s office and patients typically return home the same day without a catheter.6,8 The UroLift System offers rapid symptom relief with a low risk profile.6 As the procedure does not destroy tissue, recovery on average is more rapid than for TURP patients. It is the only leading BPH procedure shown to provide symptom relief while also preserving sexual function.*8-11Patients may experience short-term pelvic pain and light blood in the urine.6,7

* No instances of new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction in the L.I.F.T. pivotal study. 

  • Another minimally invasive BPH treatment is Rezum™ Water Vapor Therapy. This is a form of thermal therapy in which the prostate is heated with steam. Another form of thermal therapy called Transurethral Microwave Therapy (TUMT) uses microwaves to destroy tissue.7 They can typically be done at a doctor’s office with local anesthesia and patients can usually go home the same day as the procedure. These procedures generally have fewer complications than traditional surgery. A catheter is typically required for a few days after the procedure and recovery may take a few weeks.11-13 

Traditional Surgery: Common traditional BPH surgeries include transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (GreenLight™ laser PVP). These procedures are the most aggressive treatment option and can be effective. Recovery can take time and is accompanied by a higher risk of complications.1 Less commonly performed surgeries include Aquablation® therapy and Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP).7 Aquablation® therapy uses a high-pressure water jet to remove prostate tissue, whereas HoLEP uses a laser to remove the prostate tissue. Traditional surgery can offer significant relief of symptoms and help you improve quality of life.1 

Rezum and GreenLight are trademarks of Boston Scientific. Aquablation is a trademark of PROCEPT BioRobotics Corp.

References  

*No instances of new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction in the L.I.F.T. pivotal study

  1. AUA BPH Guidelines 2003. Updated 2010.
  2. Djavan, Urology 2004
  3. Chang DF, Campbell JR, J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005
  4. Duan et al, Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018
  5. Welk et al, JAMA Intern Med. 2017
  6. Roehrborn, J Urol 2013
  7. Roehrborn, Can J Urol 2017
  8. Shore Can J Urol 2014 
  9. Tutrone, Can J Urol 2020 
  10. Eure, et al., AUA 2020
  11. Sonksen, et al., Eur Urol 2015 
  12. McVary, J Urol 2016
  13. McVary, J Urol 2020; AUA abstract LBA01-06 5-year Rezum 

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New Patient Appointment Request

I have seen Dr. Gange for a number of years and developed the typical symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. During my annual urologist visit, Dr. Gange laid out my options. After doing some personal research, I elected to have the Urolift procedure performed by Dr. Gange on an outpatient basis.

The procedure was uncomfortable but not particularly painful compared to other surgeries I have had. Recovery was relatively quick and I was back at work after two days of rest.

I did experience some significant discomfort associated with urination but was counseled that I was not drinking enough water. Once I increased my consumption of water, most of the discomfort went away and I was back to normal after about two weeks.

In the wake of the surgery, the urgency to urinate has gone away. The interval between trips to the bathroom has lengthened significantly such that I usually get up to urinate only once each night and sometimes not at all.

Having talked with others who have had more drastic prostate surgery, I feel that the Urolift procedure was much less stressful and the results were as hoped for.