Alfa Clinic is one of the leading provider of prostate care, offering comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a range of prostate problems.

Dr. Ali Poonavala specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate problems, including BPH, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, such as digital rectal exams, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, and imaging tests, to accurately diagnose prostate problems.

We offer a range of treatment options for prostate problems, including medications, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery, depending on the severity of the condition. Our team takes a personalized approach to care, working closely with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that meet their unique needs and goals.



The prostate is a small gland located in the male reproductive system. It is situated just below the bladder and in front of the rectum
The prostate gland produces a fluid that forms a part of semen, the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. The fluid helps nourish and protect the sperm. 
The most common prostate problems include benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate), and prostate cancer.
BPH is a non-cancerous condition where the prostate gland enlarges and causes symptoms such as frequent urination, weak urine flow, and a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder. It is a common condition in older men.
Prostate cancer may not cause symptoms in its early stages. Most of the times symptoms resemble those in BPH. As it progresses, symptoms can include difficulty urinating, blood in the urine or semen. Erectile dysfunction or pain in the hips, back, or pelvis, and unexplained weight loss are seen in advanced disease.
Prostate cancer is usually diagnosed through a combination of tests, including a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, a digital rectal examination (DRE), and possibly a prostate biopsy. Imaging tests, such as MRI or CT scans, may also be used.
There is no guaranteed way to prevent prostate cancer, but certain lifestyle choices may reduce the risk. These include maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco products, and discussing the potential benefits and risks of PSA screening with a healthcare provider.
The treatment options for prostate cancer depend on various factors, including the stage and aggressiveness of the cancer. Treatment options may include active surveillance (monitoring the cancer without immediate treatment), surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy.
The decision to undergo prostate cancer screening, including the PSA test, is a personal one and should be based on an informed discussion with a healthcare provider. Generally, men at average risk may consider starting conversations about screening with their doctor at the age of 50. Men at higher risk, such as those with a family history of prostate cancer, may start the conversation earlier, around age 45 or even earlier in some cases.
While there is no foolproof way to prevent prostate problems, adopting a healthy lifestyle may help promote prostate health. This includes maintaining a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, regular exercise, staying hydrated, avoiding excessive alcohol consumption, and not smoking.
Obesity increases the risk of having BPH. It is also associated with a more aggressive form of prostate cancer. Apart from these direct associations, If intervention is required, the procedures, especially under anaesthesia, become more risk prone.
“Remember, if you have any concerns or questions about your prostate health, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide personalized advice and guidance.