What is BPH and Can You Treat Symptoms Without Surgery?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous condition in which the prostate gland enlarges to an unhealthy size. Most men who experience the symptoms of BPH, like frequent urination, do not know that medical treatments outside of surgery are available to treat their symptoms. Access Vascular Health offers reliable alternatives to benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery from interventional radiology experts.

Dr. Maneevese specializes in treating men with enlarged prostates with minimally invasive procedures. While some patients may require surgical procedures such as TURP, the majority of men can be successfully treated without surgery. Dr. Maneevese will help you understand the available treatment options, so you know what to expect.

Alternatives to BPH Prostate Surgery

Men over 50 often experience severe symptoms of BPH that cause pain and bladder dysfunction. When ignored, these conditions can become progressively worse. Treating an enlarged prostate early can significantly improve one’s quality of life.

Patients who receive benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery:

  • Urinate with less pain
  • Improve their ability to hold their urine
  • Notice healthier urine streams
  • Sleep better
  • Avoid UTIs and other complications related to an enlarged prostate

If you’ve been told you are a candidate for prostate surgery, and would like to explore other options available using vascular radiology in Houston, schedule an appointment at Access Vascular Health. Dr. Maneevese will conduct a thorough examination and determine if a non-surgical prostate treatment is right for you. Additionally, she will develop a custom treatment plan corresponding to your symptoms and medical history.

What To Expect During Your Exam

If you experience mild BPH symptoms, a urinalysis and X-ray examination may provide a conclusive diagnosis. Dr. Maneevese may complete a transrectal ultrasound or blood test to rule out any underlying medical conditions. Additionally, she will review your current medication and family history to identify other risk factors that may contribute to your symptoms.

Severe cases may require a prostatic biopsy to analyze abnormalities in your tissue. Dr. Maneevese will explain the benefits of each examination in detail. 

The Most Common Surgical Procedures for Treating BPH

These are the most commonly used medical procedures for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia in men:

Transurethral Resection – TURP Surgery

Transurethral resection is a surgery that shrinks the prostate by flushing out enlarged tissue near the bladder. A surgeon will gently insert a scope through the urethra and carefully cut pieces of the prostate away. This procedure is generally used for men with smaller prostates.

Many specialists view this procedure as one of the most effective treatments for BPH. Typically, patients who undergo transurethral resection require a short hospital stay. 


In severe cases, a complete prostatectomy may be necessary to treat an enlarged prostate safely – especially when cancer is a concern. This procedure requires an anesthesiologist to administer medicine to put the patient to sleep during the surgery. A specialist will then make an incision through the abdomen to remove the inner layer of prostate tissue. 

This method is most appropriate for men with large or damaged prostates. Recovery time differs for each patient. However, most men experience a full recovery within six weeks. 

Laser Treatment

Laser treatment is a minimally invasive benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery that reduces the blood supply to the prostate. A doctor will administer a small scope near your prostate and use electrical energy to destroy enlarged tissue. Additionally, this treatment seals blood vessels, causing the gland to shrink.

This solution is most effective on small or moderate-sized prostates. Recovery generally takes a few weeks.

See if Non-Surgical Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Treatment is Right You

Don’t wait to get relief from your symptoms. Contact the prostate specialist in Houston and let Dr. Maneevese put her years of experience treating men for BPH and other vascular-related conditions to work for you.

Access Vascular Health clinic provides a clean and spacious environment to receive treatment. Ask our representatives how we can improve your comfort during your visit. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service.

Schedule your benign prostatic hyperplasia consultation with Dr. Maneevese in Houston, TX. Call Access Vascular Health today.