If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call 988 for 24/7 free and confidential crisis support. You do not have to be suicidal to call. Access more info and resources on suicide prevention, emotional and mental health support

toggle mobile menu Menu
toggle search menu

Site Navigation



Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Treatment

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate gets bigger, it may squeeze or partly block the urethra. This often causes problems with urinating.

BPH occurs in almost all men as they age. BPH is not cancer. An enlarged prostate can be a nuisance, but it’s usually not a serious problem. About half of all men older than 75 have some symptoms. 

Depending on your condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive treatment options at St. Luke's, including HoLEP (Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate); UroLift, which pins back prostate tissue; and Rezum, which uses steam to shrink the prostate. 

Highlights & Resources


Care for problems such as kidney stones, urinary incontinence, prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, and erectile dysfunction.

Procedures & Treatments

  • HoLEP is a non-invasive surgery that uses a laser to remove tissue from an enlarged prostate due to BPH. It may help if you have symptoms of enlarged prostate, such as urinary frequency, incontinence, and/or urinary retention.