What is Urolift?
Treatment with the UroLift® System uses a minimally invasive approach that provides rapid relief and recovery from BPH symptoms. It is a great treatment option that can get men off their BPH medications and avoid major surgery. The goal of the UroLift® System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.
The UroLift® System treatment has demonstrated a significant improvement in quality of life for patients compared to medications, and it yields a lower risk for the patient. The UroLift® System is the only BPH procedure shown not to cause new and lasting erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction. It is a safe and effective treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms that are due to BPH.
What Does It Treat?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a very common condition in men, especially those over the age of 60. Symptoms of BPH include difficulty urinating and having to urinate more frequently than 10 times a day. Individuals with an enlarged prostate may also feel the need to urinate in the middle of the night, or may struggle to completely empty their bladder after using the bathroom.
Medications can help manage this condition up to a point, but when BPH symptoms begin causing more issues in your everyday life, it might be time to consider other options for treatment. The UroLift® procedure can help you get back to what matters most in your life without having to be constrained by your prostate.
How Does It Work?
The UroLift® System uses a revolutionary approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue back, so it no longer blocks the urethra. It is the only available urological BPH treatment that does not require heating, cutting, or removal of the prostate tissue. Patients typically return home the same day from our office, without a catheter.
Is Urolift Better than My Other Treatment Options?
There are multiple alternatives that someone with BPH could consider, but they are each paired with significant negative consequences. Surgical intervention, although an effective option, has the potential to cause erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction.
Prescription medication is another option that can produce many more side effects to take into consideration. Additionally, drugs do not work for everyone. The Men’s Health survey of 2017 found that when two out of every three patients that were surveyed, they expressed that they were frustrated with their BPH medications. Some drugs require several months to start working.
“Watchful waiting”, which is another option that involves monitoring the symptoms and adjusting one’s lifestyle to mitigate these symptoms causes even more discomfort as symptoms typically get worse over time.
But with UroLift®, you can skip the discomfort and long wait time associated with these alternatives. If you suffer from BPH, come into our office today to end your discomfort and get back to the things that matter most in your life.
Give us a call or request to schedule an appointment with one our healthcare providers to discuss if the Urolift procedure is the right option for you!