Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland due to an overgrowth of prostate cells. There are several options for BPH Treatment.

The prostate is located immediately below the bladder, surrounding the urethra. If you have problems urinating, frequent trips to the bathroom, or interrupted flow, you might have BPH, also known as an enlarged prostate. While the exact cause of BPH is not known at this time, it’s believed to be due to the decrease in testosterone as a man ages, and heredity.

BPH affects nearly 80% of the male population. The urinary symptoms you experience are because urine flows right through the middle of the prostate, so when the gland enlarges, it restricts the flow. In addition to the symptoms already mentioned, in severe cases, it can cause urinary tract infections or damage to the kidney. Prostate cancer may also be associated with BPH, so be sure and get an exam and a simple blood test called a PSA yearly.

I’m Dr. Tom Edmunds, and I specialize in alleviating these symptoms using either medicine, which is always my first choice, or outpatient procedures using a Greenlight Laser,  a Plasma Vaportrode, or a traditional TURP.

If you or a loved one is suffering from the symptoms of BPH, call us at

803-251-6602 to find out what the treatment options are.