Surgical Treatment Options for Benign Prostatic Obstruction

Beyond Prostate Volume

Claudia Deyirmendjian; Dean Elterman; Bilal Chughtai; Kevin C. Zorn; Naeem Bhojani


Curr Opin Urol. 2022;32(1):102-108. 

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Patients who present with BPO have an abundance of surgical treatment options at their disposal. Urologists and patients must work in partnership to determine which treatment option optimizes symptom relief while balancing patients' values and preferences. Prostate volume is no longer a limiting factor for many BPO procedures, and clinical considerations as well as patients' expectations should be highlighted to obtain a personalized treatment plan. Although some are available, greater tools for decision-making and patient education are still needed to navigate proper treatment goals.