• Ablation

    The removal of tissue from the body through surgery.

  • A noncancerous enlargement of the prostate that restricts urine flow.

  • Catheter

    A thin, flexible tube inserted through the penis used to drain urine from the bladder.

  • Coagulation

    The formation of a clot.

  • Cystoscope

    An instrument that allows the doctor to examine the bladder and prostate.

  • Erectile Dysfunction

    Inability to have or maintain an erection of the penis.

  • Hematuria

    Blood in the urine.

  • HoLEP

    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate.

  • Incontinence

    Inability to control or hold back urine.

  • Impotence

    Failure to achieve or to maintain an erection.

  • LUTS

    Lower urinary tract symptoms.

  • Prostate

    A walnut-sized gland that secretes prostatic fluid that carries sperm.

  • PVP

    Photoselective vaporization of the prostate, which is a minimally invasive procedure for enlarged prostate correction; also called GreenLight™ Laser Therapy.

  • Retrograde Ejaculation

    When semen travels up the urethra toward the bladder instead of outside of the body.

  • Transurethral

    To the urethral tube through the penis.

  • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)

    A minimally invasive therapy for prostatic tissue removal that uses a microwave antenna to heat away enlarged prostatic tissue.

  • Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA)

    A procedure for the removal of enlarged prostatic tissue that involves the use of radiofrequency needles to heat away the tissue.

  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

    A surgical approach to prostatic tissue removal.

  • Urethra

    The tube through which urine is passed from the bladder.

  • Void

    To urinate.

  • Water-induced thermotherapy (WIT)

    A minimally invasive approach to prostatic tissue removal that involves hot water and a balloon pulled through the urethra to heat away undesired tissue.