UroLift is a revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate. This innovative treatment works to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue so that it is no longer blocking the urethra, providing rapid relief to those experiencing bothersome urinary symptoms. A permanent tiny implant is placed into the affected area to relieve obstruction and allow for the urine to flow normally. At present time, UroLift is the only FDA-approved BPH procedure that doesn’t require heating, removing, or destroying the prostate tissue. BPH is not associated with prostate cancer, but if you would like to find out more about prostate cancer symptoms, please see this link.
Who Is Eligible For UroLift
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the most common prostate problem in men over the age of 50 but can cause quandaries for younger men, as well. In many cases, patients will simply opt for medication to fix this ailment. However, for someone who does not want the hassle of taking a daily dose of medicine or is unhappy with their current medication, or is experiencing side effects from the medication, UroLift is an excellent option. Furthermore, it’s a viable alternative for one who may be looking to forgo surgery, a traditional, yet major procedure that can potentially wreck havoc on one’s body.
The best candidates for UroLift are those who are seeking relief from BPH and wish to preserve their sexual function, urinary continence, and quality of life, and on average want to have a better result than with medications. Ultimately, only you and your doctor can determine whether this procedure is right for you, so it’s always best to seek a professional opinion from a certified urologist who has undergone specialized training in the field.
Benefits Of The Procedure
While each patient is different, BPH can cause an array of symptoms. The more widespread ones include:
• Inability to urinate or incomplete bladder emptying
• Urgency to urinate
• Frequent day time and/or night time urination
• Leaking of urine
• Slowing urinary stream
UroLift safely and effectively alleviates the troublesome symptoms of BPH, providing immediate results and allowing one to once again live a happy, pain-free life. This unique, same-day procedure can be done in-office and is generally performed under local anesthesia or under sedation, meaning that patients’ recovery time is minimized and they are able to return to their normal routines much quicker than with more invasive procedures. Additionally, they do not interfere with routine tests such as MRI’s or DRE’s (digital rectal exams).
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Always Consult Your Doctor
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with or think you may have BPH, there are numerous treatment options available. Urolift is a top-of-the-line, minimally invasive procedure that works wonders in easing BPH symptoms. If you are only experiencing mild symptoms, it might be suitable to monitor them for a period of time before deciding to undergo treatment. Medications can be used to manage symptoms in some cases, but these must be taken long-term in order to maintain the effects and are not without side effects of their own. Thermotherapies, laser therapy, and surgery are more traditional options that may be recommended on a case-by-case basis.
When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to consult your urologist. At Urology Health Solutions, we strive to provide quality urology services in a safe and personal environment. If you have questions regarding Urolift and would like to discuss your options, give us a call at 407-566-1105 to schedule an appointment today!