BPH (Enlarged Prostate) Specialist in New York City
Prostate enlargement can occur in New York men for different reasons, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer. As a leading urologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, Dr. Valenzuela has extensive experience diagnosing and treating enlarged prostate in men from Manhattan, The Bronx Brooklyn, Queens, and from throughout the Greater Tri-State region.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH1. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist2
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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Contact New York BPH Specialist Robert Valenzuela, MD today by calling (212) 781-9696.