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Enlarged Prostate

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What is Enlarged Prostate?

An enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is an enlargement of the prostate gland in older men. It affects approximately 50% of men over age 50, and up to 90% of men over 80.

This excess growth of tissue compresses and obstructs the urethra, reducing the flow of urine from the bladder and sometimes blocking it entirely. An enlarged prostate is one of the leading reasons people visit a urologist.

Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate

  • Need to urinate frequently both day and night
  • Weak or slow stream
  • Feeling that your bladder is not emptying completely
  • A stream that starts and stops
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Difficult or slow start to urination
  • Occasional loss of control of urine flow

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Urology Live Chat: Now Available

Need to book an appointment? Questions about your urologic health? A live chat agent may be available to assist. 

    • Look for the blue chat icon located the bottom right corner of this page and click it. 
    • Type "urology" and send the message.
    • Enter your zip code and send the message.
    • Click the "chat with an agent" button if it appears. 
    • You may be asked to provide some basic information. This helps us assist you more effectively.
    • If available, a live agent will be with you as soon as possible.
    • Once connected, you'll be able to ask questions, schedule appointments, or get assistance with any concerns you may have regarding your urological health.

UR Medicine's Treatments for Enlarged Prostate

Treatment options include behavioral modifications, medications, and surgery.

Another option is Rezūm, a transurethral RF thermal therapy that can be performed in a clinic or out-patient setting. UR Medicine Urology became the first in the region to offer this treatment. It uses a hand-held device to deliver radiofrequency-generated thermal therapy in the form of water vapor to the extra prostate tissue that is causing symptoms.

Rezūm is simple in-office/outpatient therapy. It doesn’t require general anesthesia, it preserves sexual and urinary functions, and it allows patients to return to regular activities within a few days.

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine Urology provides the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region's most advanced and comprehensive urologic care. Many of our doctors are fellowship trained, the highest level of education available. We use the most advanced technology to perform procedures, such as minimally invasive robotic prostate surgery.

We’re a national pioneer in minimally invasive surgery, which speeds recovery, reduces post-surgery pain, and decreases the risks of complications. UR Medicine Urology is one of only a few academic medical centers offering high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a personalized treatment for prostate cancer. We also use the latest robotic da Vinci Surgical System, with high-definition 3D imaging to enhance the surgeon's vision during procedures. This state-of-the-art technique generally means less pain and faster post-operative recovery.

Our experts participate in the most current research in urology, so we can make informed decisions based on the latest knowledge in the field. More patients turn to us for second opinions on urologic disease and conditions.


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14 locations

Urology - Batavia
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

7995 Call Parkway
Batavia, NY 14020

Urology - Sawgrass - Brighton
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

158 Sawgrass Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite 230
Rochester, NY 14620

Urology - Brighton

Brighton Pathways to Health​
3200 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Urology - Brockport
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Strong West
156 West Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brockport, NY 14420

Urology - Canandaigua
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

699 South Main Street, Suite 6
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Urology - Dansville

Noyes Memorial Hospital
111 Clara Barton Street
Dansville, NY 14437

Urology - Geneseo

Noyes Health Services
50 East South Street
Geneseo, NY 14454

Urology - Geneva

293 West North Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Urology - Greece

South Pointe Landing
10 South Pointe Landing, Suite 130
Rochester, NY 14606

Urology - Wellsville

Jones Memorial Hospital
191 North Main Street, 3rd Floor
Wellsville, NY 14895

Urology - Hornell
Part of St. James Hospital

St. James Medical Office Building
7309 Seneca Point Road North, Suite 102
Hornell, NY 14843

Pediatric Urology - Rochester
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Lattimore Medical Center
125 Lattimore Road, Ground Floor, Suite G-100
Rochester, NY 14620

Urology - Rochester
Part of Highland Hospital

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Urology - Rochester
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

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