Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

According to the American Urological Association, benign prostatic hyperplasia is the most common urological disease of men with an estimated 50% of men in their 50's and 80-90% in their 70's and 80's.


Common symptoms of BPH include:


Urinary frequency – frequent need to pass urine


Urinary urgency – the need to rush to the toilet to pass urine


Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)


Difficulty starting urination


Weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts


Dribbling at the end of urination


Inability to completely empty the bladder


The prostate surrounds the urethra, so when a patient has BPH it constricts/obstructs the urethra and in turn the patient will suffer from the above-mentioned symptoms. 

Treatment for bph

UroLift. Canberra. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Enlarged Prostate. Urinary frequency. Urologist.

The UroLift System

Locations: Calvary Bruce Private Hospital, Canberra Private Hospital, Calvary John James Hospital


The UroLift system is a quick and simple procedure which fills the gap between medical therapy and more invasive surgeries like laser treatment. 


The UroLift device is inserted into the constricted urethra with the prostate surrounding and the UroLift pins are placed into the prostate on either side which opens up the urethra for better urine outflow. 


The procedure is well tolerated by patients and you can expect to be home the same day.

The UroLift Procedure

More treatment for bph

HoLEP/ThuLEP Laser Treatment

HoLEP/ThuLEP Laser Treatment

HoLEP/ThuLEP Laser Treatment

Locations: Calvary Bruce Private Hospital, Canberra Private Hospital, Calvary John James Hospital


The current gold-standard in surgical therapy is using Holmium/Thulium to enucleate the enlarged/occluding prostate lobes. Dr Al-Sameraaii can either use the laser to melt away the prostate lobe or use a “mushroom technique” to cut away excess prostate tissue. 


The advantages of laser surgery:


Quicker recovery


Short Hospital Stay 


Lower risk of bleeding 


Generally, laser treatment of the prostate is safe while on blood thinner medication. 


Patients can expect less than 3 nights in the hospital following the laser procedure.

Plasma Edge Uro

HoLEP/ThuLEP Laser Treatment

HoLEP/ThuLEP Laser Treatment

Locations: Calvary Bruce Private Hospital, Canberra Private Hospital, Calvary John James Hospital


Dr Al-Sameraaii is now using the Plasma Edge Uro by Lamidey Noury Medical for prostate resections. Dr Al-Sameraaii is currently the only urologist in Canberra using this new equipment. 


The Plasma Edge Uro has the same capabilities as the Holmium and Thulium laser treatment devices  while being more cost efficient for patients. 


Plasma Edge Technology Safety Benefits: 

  • Power return is directly integrated inside the electrode
  • Low power requirement
  • No apparent neutral electrode, therefore no thermal damage risk from tissue contact 




Rezum (Water Vapor Therapy)

HoLEP/ThuLEP Laser Treatment

Rezum (Water Vapor Therapy)

 Locations: Calvary Bruce Private Hospital, Canberra Private Hospital, Calvary John James Hospital


The Rezum water vaporization is a minimally invasive procedure that uses sterile water heated to approximately 103ºC and turned to steam. Dr Al-Sameraaii will target the prostate lobes using the steam and the transfer of energy will “vaporize” the lobes away. 


The procedure is well tolerated by patients and you can expect to be home the same day.