BPH management: New paradigms, new approaches

November 1, 2003
Steven A. Kaplan, MD

Steven A Kaplan, MD, is the Given Foundation Professor of urology, and vice-chairman, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.

The paradigm for the medical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia has undergone a significant change during the past decade. Guided by new research, the approval of novel pharmaceutical and minimally invasive therapies, and the economics of health care financing, physicians have altered their approach to patient care in distinct ways.