When is surgical treatment recommended?

Surgical treatment is recommended in patients that have:

  • Moderate to severe symptoms (IPSS > 25) and a poor quality of life that cannot be controlled with pharmacological treatment.
  • Episodes of acute urinary retention despite drug treatment.
  • Multiple episodes of urinary infections associated with severe symptoms.
  • Blood in the urine despite treatment with 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.
  • The presence of stones in the bladder.
  • Renal impairment due to urinary obstruction.