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Paul Hamernik says that "green light" laser surgery has meant he can enjoy his life again. As a stock car racer, Paul Hamernik thought his frequent restroom breaks were an occupational hazard. He simply accepted that his bladder was small and his nerves ran wild — until he learned his PSA level was increasing. "PSA, [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors treat more than 13,000 men for BPH.
  • Advanced techniques. Mayo Clinic specialists are trained in state-of-the-art technology to treat enlarged prostates. You have access to the latest noninvasive laser treatments, including HoLEP and PVP lasers, which usually offer quick relief from symptoms without side effects.
  • Time for you. Mayo Clinic doctors take the time to explain the range of medical and surgical treatments for BPH and help you choose the best approach based on your symptoms.
  • Efficient care. At Mayo Clinic, prostate test results are available within 24 hours. You also have quick access to noninvasive therapies so that evaluation and treatment can be carried out in the same visit, if that is your wish.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic researchers are investigating new ways to diagnose and treat enlarged prostate glands. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for urology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for urology by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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