Orlando Health Urologist Offers Men’s Health Advancement
Cutting-Edge Treatment Targets Enlarged Prostate
Orlando, FL (October 20, 2023) – Orlando Health is offering a new option for the treatment of a common condition that can seriously impact quality of life for most men over the age of 50.
The minimally invasive procedure, called holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), treats benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), more commonly known as prostate gland enlargement.
BPH is a non-cancerous condition that affects about 50% of men between the age of 51 and 60 to some degree. That percentage increases to around 80% of men aged 70 and older. Symptoms of BPH include frequent urination, weak urine stream, and difficulty urinating.
HoLEP uses a laser to remove excess prostate tissue obstructing the urethra and causing urinary issues. It is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods for treating BPH. It offers several advantages, including shorter hospital stays, reduced bleeding, and faster recovery times compared to traditional surgical techniques.
“It’s exciting to be able to bring our patients an innovative approach that offers remarkable efficacy and a profound transformation in the quality of life for those suffering from BPH,” says HoLEP expert Jay Amin, MD, urologist with Orlando Health. “With HoLEP, we can minimize discomfort and recovery time, allowing patients to regain control of their lives relatively quickly. It offers hope and a brighter future for those facing the challenges of an enlarged prostate.”
Dr. Amin is a urologist with Orlando Health Medical Group Urology based at Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. He is one of a few physicians in the southeast US trained in HoLEP and employs the latest techniques in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He also has expertise in overactive bladder and incontinence, kidney, prostate and bladder cancer, men’s sexual health, and complex stone disease.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.
The 3,888-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 24 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.
In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.