Decision Aid Summary

Title Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Audience Men with bothersome symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Options included Watchful waiting.
Alpha blocker or combination medical therapy.
Transurethral microwave thermotherapy or needle ablation.
Laser photovaporization of the prostate (PVP).
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Electrovaporization of the prostate.
Transurethral incision of the prostate.
Open prostatectomy.
Year of last update or review 2017
Format Web, paper, PDF
How to obtain For access to the PDA for review, please contact the developer.
Developer WiserCare, Inc.
Where was it developed? lauriesmith@wisercare.com
WiserCare, Inc.
United States
Health condition Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.