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Learn more about the new UroLift System
What is the UroLift® System?
The UroLift system is a new, minimally invasive approach to treating BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate) for patients looking for an alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. The UroLift System is a straightforward procedure that utilizes tiny implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue.
Clinical data has shown that the UroLift System treatment is safe and effective and, in some cases, can improve BPH symptoms better than with medications. Results have shown durability to three years with virtually no impact to sexual function. The goal is to relieve you of bothersome urinary symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume daily activities.
What are the benefits of the UroLift system over other BPH procedures?
The studies show UroLift system treatment offers a similar level of symptom relief as other BPH procedures and it is very safe, typically having fewer side effects than other procedures. The common side-effects are typically gone in 4 weeks or less. These side effects include some blood in the urine, painful urination, urgency, pelvic ache, and possibly some urge incontinence – again these are typically gone by 4 weeks or sooner.
How do I know if UroLift system treatment is right for me?
BPH patients who are looking for an alternative to drugs or major surgery may be candidates for UroLift System treatment. Patients who are unhappy with or have stopped taking medications may also be candidates. The UroLift® System is appropriate for patients seeking a minimally invasive treatment and are concerned about preserving their quality of life. Your doctor will need to do a few simple examinations including a cystoscopy (looking in the bladder) to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure based on your specific symptoms and anatomy.
Schedule and appointment today to discuss UroLift with one of our Urologists.