Benign Prostate Enlargement
Benign prostatic hyperplasia or hypertrophy is the benign enlargement of the prostate in the aging male resulting in compromised urinary flow. The progressive enlargement can lead to detrimental effects on the urinary tract with incomplete evacuation and retention of urine. Retained urine can lead to urinary infections, prostatitis and bladder stones.
In long-standing conditions, retained urine can result in back pressure or swelling of the upper urinary tract known as hydronephrosis of the kidneys. It is important to differentiate between symptomatic and asymptomatic enlargement in determining the course of treatment.
There are numerous modalities to treat this condition depending on the severity of the symptoms including medications, surgery and a host of newer non-invasive procedures such as the Greenlight laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) or PK button plasma vaporization.
Dr. Frank sees patients at his West Orange office from nearby New Jersey towns, serving Livingson, Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, Montclair, Essex Fells, South Orange, Verona, Caldwell, and West Caldwell.