UroLift® - Treatment for Enlarged Prostates
The UroLift ® System treatment is a revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate, or BPH. It works by lifting or holding the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal or prostate tissue. Clinical data has shown that the UroLift System treatment is safe and effective in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH without compromising sexual function. The goal of the UroLift System procedure is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities. The UroLift System procedure is NICE recommended.
The UroLift System procedure is a short procedure that is performed by a Urologist. The Urologist places tiny implants to hold the prostate lobes apart, like open curtains on a window, to relieve compression on the urethra. This allows urine to flow normally again. The UroLift System procedure is generally a day case procedure which is carried out under local anaesthesia +/- sedation. Typically, patients return home the same day without a catheter.
The UroLift System is an alternative for patient’s looking for something other than drug therapy or more invasive surgery. The procedure might be right for you if any of the following apply to you:
• You do not want to take another pill everyday.
• You have tried BPH medication but are unhappy with the side effects.
• You do not want to undergo major surgery due to potential surgical risks of side effects and complications.
• You want a BPH solution that preserves your sexual function
• You want to regain your quality of life with minimal downtime.
Most common side events reported include haematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure. This procedure is not suitable for everyone and nearly all patient will need a telescope test to look at the prostate to check if suitable.
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