Even for doctors and clinicians, talking about benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BHP, can be challenging.
For one thing, says Angelo Baccala, MD, there are medications like Flomax to treat prostate-related urinary problems. Plus, primary care physicians have a lot to talk to people about in a short time.
But Dr. Baccala, who is Deputy Physician in Chief, Program Development/Innovation, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence and also Chief, Division of Urology, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), says there is help available beyond medication.
“If your patient has BPH, send them to us,” Dr. Baccala says. “There are many different things that we can offer patients that have different side-effect profiles, and we can really tailor the right treatment for the right patient – what their needs are, what their concerns are for side effects, to make sure we give them the right option that’s more successful.”
One of the newest and most effective treatments is aquablation – a robotic procedure that only LVHN is offering in the Lehigh Valley area.