Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in American men.
Every year, over 200,000 new cases are diagnosed.
Every year, over 30,000 men die of Prostate Cancer.

To prevent serious Prostate problems, early and regular testing is essential. More than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions including Prostatitis and Prostate Cancer. Half of all American men will be treated for prostate conditions during their lifetime.

Excellent Care and Support

Dr. Zeitlin is a skilled urologist and micro-surgeon with expertise specifically in treating Prostate diseases. This focus enables Dr. Zeitlin to provide his patients with options that include the very latest treatments and emerging therapies. His patient-centered approach assures that each patient receives personal attention and the best possible care

As a member of the award-winning UCLA Urology Department, Dr. Zeitlin is able to utilize superior equipment and technology and to involve experienced and compassionate physicians, nurses, and staff.

Prostate Conditions Treated

Prostate Symptoms

  • Pain during urination or ejaculation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Weak urine stream
  • Cloudy urine
  • Fever and chills

Because symptoms can indicate very serious conditions including prostate cancer, it is urgent to quickly have the cause diagnosed by a urological specialist in Prostate Health. The American Urological Association recommends prostate testing at age 40.

About The Prostate

The prostate is a small gland that produces the fluid surrounding the semen during ejaculation and helps transport sperm for conception. The prostate is found under the bladder where it surrounds the tube that carries urine to the penis.

The prostate gland stops growing after puberty but at age 40 the prostate starts to grow again. In some men, it never stops. Prostate growth affects every man differently. For most men, growth is not a problem but others will develop prostate conditions including Prostatitis, Enlarged Prostate (BPH), or Prostate Cancer.

The American Urological Association recommends regular prostate testing starting at age 40.

Prostate Conditions

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is painful, highly inconvenient and can be challenging to cure. However, Prostatitis does not lead to cancer and many reliable treatments are available.

Prostatitis Symptoms

  • Pain during ejaculation or urination
  • Fever and chills
  • Pelvic pain
  • Frequent Urination
  • Cloudy urine

Prostatitis Treatment

Treatments are able to reduce or completely eliminate the symptoms of Prostatitis through the use of include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, prostate massage, physiotherapy and minimally invasive surgery based upon the patients personal needs.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) is the most common prostate condition in men. By the age of 80, 90% of men will have experienced symptoms of BPH. BPH can cause great discomfort, but it is rarely a serious threat to your health.

BPH Symptoms:

  • Discomfort or Pain
  • Urinating frequently, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Weak urine flow
  • Leaking after urination
  • Feeling that bladder does not empty after urination

BPH Treatment

Safe sate-of-the art treatments are highly effective against BPH. Many options are available to meet the patient’s individual needs. Treatments are selected based on the severity of symptoms, level of discomfort, the extent of prostate enlargement and the extent of complications.

Mild Symptoms are most commonly treated with Medication. A variety of specialized medicines are able to manage and reduce the discomfort and inconvenience of BPH.

Moderate Symptoms often require more direct treatment. Treatments may include; Greenlight Laser to vaporize obstructive tissue, Prostate Massage to release trapped fluid from chronically inflamed prostates, Microwave Therapy (TUMT) to eliminate swollen tissue, and Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA) to remove precise areas in the prostate that block urine flow.
Severe Symptoms including the inability to urinate, bladder stones, kidney damage, or ongoing blood in the urine is best treated with minimally invasive surgery. These outpatient procedures include faster recovery, less post-operative pain, and lower costs.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.

Fortunately, prostate cancer can be cured when caught early.

Prostate Cancer is especially dangerous because it often has no early symptoms. Prostate cancer grows very slowly but, by the time men experience symptoms and seek treatment, the cancer will have spread extensively.

Thankfully, 85% of men with Prostate Cancer are diagnosed in early stages due to early screening.

Prostate Cancer Treatments

Too often, inferior doctors recommend removal of the prostate gland. Dr. Zeitlin is committed to repairing the prostate and will exhaust every possible treatment to heal the prostate. He will only perform a prostatectomy in cases when there is no other option.

For early-stage/low-risk cancer, Prostate Cancer is treated with minimally invasive surgery, radiation, or hormone therapy depending on the needs of the patient. Often, older patients are able to avoid these procedures through the use of medication.

For malignant cases, Dr. Zeitlin will ensure the UCLA Urology Department is able to provide the world’s best doctors who specialize exclusively in the latest treatments and emerging therapies.