Over 40 million men in the United States are affected by Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. This condition occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life. Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and retrograde ejaculation.
NeoTract announced that Jonathan Perley, MD of California Urology, has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that he has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with BPH. Dr. Perley has been in the Montebello area and practicing Urology at Beverly Hospital for the last 15 years. He has training from some of the finest schools in the country including UC Berkeley and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, bringing world class medicine to our neighborhood. Perley prides himself on putting the patient first, and takes all insurance types. As innovation is an integral part of his Urology practice, he enjoys offering all the latest technology in his field, including the UROLIFT device, a non-surgical in office treatment for men with enlarged prostates. Dr. Perley is proud to be a Center of Excellence for the UROLIFT device, one of only 100 in the country. Dr. Perley has the distinction of being the first Urologist in the East Los Angeles County to receive this recognition, which is given to the top 5% of Urologists nationwide.
To learn more about Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or other urological conditions, you can reach Dr. Perley’s Montebello office at (562) 630-0423.