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About this Course

This 4-module course has a unique content structure that will provide a comprehensive review of the medical management and complications of patients with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) with regards to the medical and surgical management options especially in patients with different comorbidities. This course is designed to provide clinical expertise in the management and care of patients with BPH including patients with co-morbid conditions such as diabetes and renal failure.

The objectives of this course are:

• Discuss the clinical presentation and impact of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) on men
• Recognize the impact of co-morbid conditions such as Diabetes and renal failure on the evaluation and treatment of men with BPH
• Describe the common medical therapies used to treat BPH with special consideration of co-morbid conditions
• Discuss the various surgical options to treat men with BPH
• Identify when BPH is the major cause of UTIs in men
• List the various treatment options for erectile dysfunction and how comorbid conditions can influence their efficacy

Need for the Course

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and erectile dysfunction are common conditions in older men especially after 50 years wherein they can also suffer from other comorbidities like diabetes & hypertension, Diabetic Uropathy and renally compromised, hence management becomes challenging and needs a critical and a tailored approach. This course designed by international experts from Mayo faculty is especially designed to cover these aspects and is in a format to meet the evolving needs of practicing Health care professionals who care for such patients.

Meet the Faculty


Mitchell Humphreys, MD is the Chair and Professor in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He holds dual appointments in the Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and in Clinical and Translational Sciences, Mayo Clinic Graduate School. In addition, he serves as the Dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development as well as the Endourology Fellowship director. Dr. Humphreys completed Medical School at the University of Missouri, Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and an Endourology Fellowship at Indiana University. His clinical focus is on surgical and metabolic stone disease, BPH (with a special focus on HoLEP), and minimally invasive GU oncology. Dr. Humphreys has funded research initiatives in stone disease, BPH and adaptive patient education technology. He is involved in several multi-institutional groups looking at population outcomes of urologic disease and new patient educational platforms. He is one of the founding members of the EDGE (Endourologic Disease Group for Excellence) research consortium. In addition to the publication of over 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts and multiple book chapters, he is a journal editor and reviewer for several international urology journals. Outside of his work with Mayo Clinic he is on the Board of Directors of Global Surgical and Destination (GSD) Healthcare, LLC a non-profit organization promoting basic healthcare initiatives in underserved and impoverished areas around the globe. He also serves as a Board of Trustee member to Columbia College which attends to the higher educational needs of an energetic and involved student population of over 30,000 learners.


Dr. Cheney is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the urinary tract, including robotic surgery of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and prostate, as well as surgical treatment of BPH. He has extensive experience with Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) and his research interests include clinical trials for prostate cancer and BPH.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Dr. Wolter is a Urologist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona who specializes in incontinence and urologic reconstruction. He has worked at the Mayo Clinic since 2008 and is the program director for the Urology residency as well. His research interests have involved incontinence and erective dysfunction after prostatectomy, female incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders among numerous other areas. Prior to coming to Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wolter attended medical school at the University of Illinois. From there he went on to residency training in urology at Tulane University in New Orleans, followed by a fellowship in incontinence and reconstructive urology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and two sons.

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Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, non-surgical, diabetologists and other HCPs with an interest in Urology


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