Public Affairs Associate
Brooklyn, NY - October 29, 2008 - Most men experience a period of prostate growth in their mid-or late 40s. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. If left untreated, BPH may lead to more serious complications such as bladder and kidney damage, urinary tract infections, bladder stones and incontinence. Treatment of BPH depends on the symptoms a patient is experiencing. It may include medication, surgery or other types of therapy. According to Edward Zoltan, M.D., director of voiding dysfunction/neurourology at NYM, at right in photo with Ivan Grunberger, M.D., chief of urology, green light laser therapy "decreases post-operative symptoms, lowers the patient's risk of erectile dysfunction and has a shorter recovery period than the traditional procedure."