Seminar highlights latest treatment options for common medical conditions that affect men

Dr. Y. Mark Hong, with Affiliated Urologists, a specialist in men's health issues, will be leading a free Men's Health Seminar on Thursday, January 21st. The program, to be held at 5:00 pm at the Moon Valley Country Club, will explain the latest treatment options for one of the most common conditions affecting men today: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (also known as Enlarged Prostate). A question and answer period will follow the program.

Y. Mark Hong, M.D. is a Phoenix native specializing in general and minimally invasive urology. Upon graduating summa cum laude from Rice University, Dr. Hong earned several prestigious awards as a medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgical training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and his urological surgery residency at Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, Dr. Hong led clinical research projects with the world's leading scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as the University of California San Francisco.

At the January 21st presentation, Dr. Hong will bring clarity to a condition that effects over 8.4 million men above the age of 50 in the United States. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a natural, non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. Symptoms of BPH include frequent urination, weak flow, and interrupted sleep--factors that can significantly impact a man's quality of life.

Many men are commonly offered two treatment options for BPH: prescription medication, or a surgical procedure known as Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, or TURP. Both options are effective, yet both have potential side effects. Dr. Hong will explain a new procedure involving a minimally invasive laser surgery, from American Medical Systems, that equals the benefits of TURP with fewer potential complications; it can also be performed on an outpatient basis.

Spouses or partners are invited to accompany attendees. The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will last approximately one hour. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are strongly advised.

All surgical treatments have inherent and associated risks. The most common risks associated with GreenLight are hematuria, short term dysuria and urinary track infections.

You should talk with your doctor about benefits and risks before moving forward with any treatment option.


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