Dr Eric George Don-Arthur, an 82-year-old gentleman was referred to Fakeeh University Hospital from Ghana for the management of his prostate problem.
He had a poor urine stream causing difficulty in urination, irritation and requiring him to wake up several times to urinate, hence disturbing his sleep. Upon evaluation, he was found to have a huge prostate which was causing incomplete bladder emptying and very poor urine flow. Benign prostatic hyperplasia affects about 50% of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90% of men older than 80.
Benign prostate hyperplasia is not a rare or uncommon condition. On the contrary, it is a rather familiar condition in men above 40-50 years of age, hence most men consider it to be a normal part of ageing. This is the idea that needs to change, and people must be made aware that this is a treatable condition.
Different treatment options of prostate enlargement, all available at Fakeeh University Hospital were discussed with him. These included the minimally invasive Urolift and Rezum procedures. He was explained that Urolift will be the best suitable option for his condition. Lead Consultant Urologist, Dr. Hosam Al-Qudah helped Don overcome his long, troubling prostate disease. Dr. Al-Qudah performed the surgery using the latest minimal invasive technology (UROLIFT) available to treat Benign Prostate hyperplasia.
In this treatment, UroLift implants are inserted in the Prostate to improve symptoms. This unique technology is less painful, can be performed in 15 minutes and helps in faster recovery. Prior to the procedure, Don, underwent cardiac and anesthesia evaluation for his safety. The procedure was done under sedation and was well tolerated by the patient.
Don traveled all the way from Ghana to get treated for his condition. He was very happy with the treatment as it showed immediate improvement in his voiding symptoms. Don will need regular follow up to evaluate this condition. However, post-surgical intervention, he has minimal symptoms and is doing well now, leading a healthy life.
Soon after the surgery, Don enjoyed some of the must-see attractions in Dubai and returned home to reunite with family and celebrate his healthy life ahead.
At Fakeeh university hospital we utilize our medical expertise with latest technology to give our patients the best medical care that is tailored for them.
Benign prostate hyperplasia cannot be prevented. It occurs in over 50% of men who are above 50 years of age. Early diagnosis of the condition will prevent complications, lead to better results, and improve quality of life.
No matter what age or stage in life, one is at, if you experience symptoms that indicate an enlarged prostate or symptoms that disrupt your routine life, make sure to consult with a medical professional to see the necessary treatment.