Minimally Invasive, Non-surgical, and Surgical Treatments for Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Dr. Garo M. Tertzakian MD
Dr. Matthew L. Greenberger MD
Dr. William F. Pearce MD

Associated Urologists of Orange County
Doctors specializing in Urology with expertise in incontinence, bladder suspension ("bladder lift") and urethral sling procedures, kidney stones, no needle no scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal orange county, laparoscopy and laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery, prostate diseases including prostate cancer and enlarged prostate (BPH), cryoablation (or cryotherapy) of prostate and kidney, robotic (da Vinci) prostate surgery. Associated Urologists of Orange County strive to be the best urology doctors in the Orange County area, and the premier urology practice in Orange County California.  Urologists upholding AUA Best Practice Guidelines.
Adult and pediatric urology, urologic surgery, in Orange County, California
serving Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana and Tustin.

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Our office accepts most major insurance including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Net, Pacificare, United Health, Medicare.

The information on this site is solely for purposes of general patient education, and may not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your own physician for evaluation and treatment of your specific condition.

1801 N Broadway, Santa Ana, California 92706
Phone:  (714) 639-1915
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Treatments for BPH  (for a table summarizing this information, click here)

There is no one best treatment or best surgery for BPH (enlarged prostate). Many factors need to be considered such as prostate size, symptom severity and each man's overall health.


Men with mild to moderate symptoms may choose not to be treated, but to be followed instead by a urologist with periodic check ups.


Medical treatment for the enlarged prostate includes alpha blockers (a few examples are Hytrin, Cardura and Flomax). These medications relax the prostate to help relieve the symptoms of urinary tract obstruction. Another class of drugs includes Proscar and Avodart. They shrink the prostate. Sometimes both types of drugs are given together for maximal effect.

Microwave Heat Therapy (TUMT):  TherMatrx by AMS

Microwave therapy, or thermotherapy, is an office procedure for BPH. The urologist places a temporary urinary catheter under local anesthesia. The catheter shrinks the enlarged prostate gland by emitting gentle microwave heat. The procedure is painless and takes about one hour.

Laser Prostatectomy

The urologist uses a laser fiber to vaporize the obstructing enlarged prostate tissue. Unlike the traditional transurethral resection (TURP)
  • Quanta thulium laser vaporesection or enucleation of the prostate

AUOC were the first and leading Urologists in Southern California
to offer Revolix and now Quanta technology. Please view our procedure as published
on YouTube (click above image).

These laser prostate surgeries have very minimal pain or bleeding. Laser prostatectomy can be performed on an outpatient basis and requires regional or general anesthesia.

Bipolar Transurethral Resection of the prostate (TURP)

Prostate tissue is resected thru the urethral by using a bipolar electrode. This may be a same day or require 1 day in the hospital. Excessive blood loss and complications are essentially eliminated with the use of bipolar technology which makes this 'gold standard' treatment safe and effective.

Click on image to view Bipolar transurethral
resection of the prostate (TURP)

Open Prostatectomy

Benign prostate tissue is removed with open surgery. This operation is reserved for extremely large prostates.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition affects millions of men, and often causes problems with urination, including urinary obstruction or retention of urine. Other symptoms include slow urine stream, pushing or straining to empty the bladder, urinary frequency, nocturia (waking at night to urinate) and even urinary incontinence.
Contact us at (714) 639-1915 if you would like an appointment to discuss management of symptoms of BPH.
Associated Urologists of Orange County
In a Minimally Invasive Way

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