If you suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), UroLift may be right for you. The minimally invasive procedure can reduce pain and discomfort.
What is UroLift?
The UroLift System is a one-time clinical procedure that may provide immediate relief for patients with BPH symptoms. It is a safe alternative to medications and has minimal long-term side effects. UroLift is also the only BPH treatment that does not require heating, cutting or removing tissue – all of which can lead to erectile dysfunction. UroLift is considered a same-day procedure. Some patients feel an immediate sense of relief.
About the Treatment
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An Enlarged Prostate
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a common condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 40 percent of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH. WHILE BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms, such as …
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
What to expect during the procedure
- The procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia in a doctor’s office or hospital
- The doctor introduces a thin tube through the urethra and places implants into the prostate until a sufficient opening for urine to pass easily is achieved.
What to expect after the procedure
Most patients do not require a catheter after having the Urolift System procedure. Most common side effects are temporary and include painful urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urinary urgency and/or the inability to control the urge. Rare side effects, including bleeding and infection, may lead to serious outcomes and may require intervention. Most symptoms typically resolve within two to four weeks after the procedure.
Find Your BPH Score
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