What is the UroLift System?
The UroLift® System treatment is a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate or BPH, that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of 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 function1,4. The goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.
Most common side effects are light blood in the urine, some pain or discomfort when urinating, some increased urge to go and discomfort in the pelvis that typically resolves within two to four weeks after the procedure.
Advantages of the UroLift System:
- Rapid symptom relief, better than reported for medications 2
- Risk profile better than reported for surgical procedures such as TURP 3
- Preservation of sexual function 1
- Return to normal activity in days not months
- Increased quality of life
- No ongoing BPH medications
- 19 clinical study publications; 4 years published clinical data 4
How the UroLift works:
The UroLift System treatment is a straightforward 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 treatment can be done in the physician’s office under local anesthesia. Typically, patients return home the same day without a catheter. 2
- McVary J Sex Medicine 2014
- Roehrborn J Urology 2013; 2003 AUA Guidelines
- Sonksen J Urology 2016
- Roehrborn Urology Clinics 2016
Dr. Richard J. Conner has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. He has received this designation in recognition of his high level of training and experience with the UroLift System along with his continued commitment to providing exceptional care to those with symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
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An enlarged prostate compresses on the urethra, making it difficult for urine to flow
Step 1: The UroLift Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.
Step 2: Small UroLift Implants are permanently placed to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissues out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra. The permanent implants are delivered through a small needle that comes out of the UroLift delivery device and into the prostate.
Step 3: The UroLift delivery device s removed, leaving an open urethra designed to provide symptom relief.
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