Enlarged Prostate

Enlarged Prostate services offered in Miami, FL

Many men over 40 have an enlarged prostate gland and by age 80, 9 in 10 men experience this issue. At Modern Urology, renowned urologists Jose Vilaro, MD, and Adam De Fazio, MD, JD, provide customized care for enlarged prostate in their Miami, Florida, office. Most treatments are outpatient nonsurgical therapies that quickly solve your issue while avoiding surgery and long downtimes. Call the office or use the online scheduling feature to make your appointment now.

Enlarged Prostate Q&A

What is an enlarged prostate?

The prostate is the golf ball-sized gland that sits just beneath your bladder. Your prostate gland makes seminal fluid, which nourishes sperm and also delivers it outside the body during ejaculation. 

An enlarged prostate means your prostate gland grows larger than it should, sometimes doubling to the size of an orange. When your prostate grows this large, the extra tissue surrounds and squeezes the urethra, the tube that carries urine from your bladder out of your body. 

Enlarged prostate is sometimes also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. 

What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

An enlarged prostate can partially block the bladder, leading to a variety of urinary symptoms such as: 

  • Frequent urination (usually every hour or two)
  • Strong urinary urges
  • Difficulty completely emptying your bladder
  • Intermittent urine stream (stop-and-start)
  • Difficulty starting to urinate
  • Dribbling urine
  • Waking up to urinate more than twice overnight

These symptoms can all indicate that your prostate gland is compressing your urethra and limiting urine flow. If your prostate enlargement grows severe, the gland could prevent urination, a medical emergency requiring immediate help.

What causes an enlarged prostate?

The cause of an enlarged prostate remains a mystery, although experts believe that testosterone loss with age may be the primary issue. Another male hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), may play a role as well. 

Known risk factors include being over the age of 50, struggling with your weight, leading an inactive lifestyle, and having a family history of enlarged prostate. 

Erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate often occur together. An enlarged prostate usually doesn’t cause erectile dysfunction, but some treatments for enlarged prostate may do so. 

What are the treatments for enlarged prostate?

Modern Urology prescribes the most up-to-date advanced treatments for enlarged prostate, which helps you to maintain your sexual function while avoiding long downtimes. Two of the most common treatment options are:



Rezūm uses water vapor to eliminate excess prostate tissue.



UroLift uses tiny implants to move your prostate gland off your urethra and keep it positioned there to restore urination. 

Both Rezūm and UroLift are office-based procedures with fast results. There are also other options like medication to shrink your prostate. More severe cases may require prostate gland removal. 

To find out which enlarged prostate treatment is best for you, call Modern Urology or click on the online booking link now.