Enlarged Prostate Specialist near Phoenix AZ
BPH is a very common condition in Phoenix men especially when men reach their 60's. Symptoms of BPH include trouble urinating and having to urinate more than 8 times a day. You may also feel the need to urinate in the middle of the night or not feel like your bladder is completely empty after using the bathroom.
There are different treatment options available depending on the severity of your symptoms. In some cases, medications can help manage BPH symptoms but other times the symptoms become more severe and can interrupt your daily activities. When medications no longer help and symptoms start to cause more issues in your day-to-day life, it may be time to consider other treatment options.
Dr. Frank Simoncini and the specialists at Southeast Valley Urology are highly trained in diagnosing and providing treatment to help Phoenix-area men manage symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Dr. Simoncini will evaluate your symptoms and experiences and provide a treatment plan that works best for you. To schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Gilbert, AZ, please call (480) 924-7333 today.
Learn more about the treatment options for BPH & call Southeast Valley Urology to schedule your appointment with Dr. Simoncini.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 42 million men in the US1 and over 660 million aging men worldwide.2.3 Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH.2 While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms. If left untreated, BPH can lead to permanent bladder damage.4
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
Symptoms of BPH can cause loss of productivity, depression, and decreased quality of life.7
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.8
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire. Sharing this information with your physician will help them understand the severity of your symptoms.
Even watchful waiting has its risks. Bladder outlet obstruction could result in irreversible bladder damage if left untreated4
- NeoTract US Market Model estimates for 2020, data on file.
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- US Census Bureau international database worldwide population estimates for 2020
- Tubaro, Drugs Aging 2003
- Rosenberg, Int J Clin Pract 2007
- Vuichoud, Can J Urol 2015
- Speakman, BJUI International 2014
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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Schedule a Consultation for an Enlarged Prostate in Phoenix Today!
If you are experiencing symptoms of BPH consult with our urologists and discuss your treatment options available. To schedule an appointment with a urologist from Southeast Valley Urology, please call our urology clinic in Gilbert, AZ at (480) 924-7333. We also help men throughout the Phoenix area including Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, and Glendale.