What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% 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
The UroLift® System
The UroLift System is a proven, minimally invasive treatment that fills the gap between prescription medications and more invasive surgical procedures. It can break the cycle of medications and how they make a person feel, all without the risks of more invasive 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.
How does the procedure work?
The UroLift System uses a revolutionary approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra. It is the only BPH treatment performed by a urologist that does not require heating, cutting, or removal of the prostate tissue. The procedure can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. Patients typically return home the same day without a catheter.
Benefits of the UroLift System
- Does not cause new onset, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction
- Minimally invasive
- Rapid symptom relief and recovery
- Durable results
- Significant improvement in quality of life.
- 15-20 minute procedure
- Patients are generally discharged on the same day without a catheter.
- Can be performed under local or general anaesthesia.
- Low risk procedure in comparison to more traditional surgery.
As with any medical procedure, results may vary. Most common side effects are mild to moderate and include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate, and/or the inability to control the urge. Most of these side effects resolve within two – four weeks after the procedure.