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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Urology

Advisor

Thomas Colletti, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Abstract

More and more patients will require treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the future because of the increase in overall life expectancy. Management of LUTS/benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) and the management of medical and surgical options will require a clear understanding of all treatment, as well as shared decision-making between the provider and patient. Due to its disruptive, disconcerting, and distressing nature LUTS obliges consideration to treat. The traditional medication-based therapy is being challenged by the advent of minimal invasive surgical therapies (MIST), which demonstrates efficacy with a more favorable side-effect/complication profile.

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