The UroLift® Procedure – An Overview
UroLift® is a minimally invasive procedure for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as BPH or an enlarged prostate. The goal of the procedure is to relieve the compression on the urethra in order to alleviate urinary symptoms without interfering with sexual function
How Does the UroLift® Procedure Work?
The UroLift® procedure does not involve cutting, removal, or heating of the prostate tissue. Instead, permanent implants are inserted to pull the lobes of the prostate away from the urethra. This means that the procedure can be performed in our office under local anesthesia with only minimal downtime.
To perform the procedure, the UroLift® delivery device is inserted into the urethra. The device contains a small needle that is then used to place the implant around the prostate. Once the implant is in place, the delivery device is removed.
Since the procedure is straightforward and minimally invasive, there is no need for a catheter or an overnight hospital stay. Most patients notice an improvement in their urinary symptoms in as little as two weeks. The results are long-lasting, and the procedure does not interfere with sexual function.
Who Is a Candidate for the UroLift® Procedure?
Most patients choosing UroLift® are looking for a BPH treatment that does not involve drugs or major surgery due to concerns about preservation of sexual function and future quality of life.
What Should I Expect During Recovery?
The UroLift® procedure is well tolerated by most patients. Some patients do have some urinary and pelvic discomfort, light blood in the urine, and increased urinary urgency immediately following the procedure. These symptoms are usually temporary and normally resolve within a few weeks.
At Uromedix, our urologists offer theUroLift® procedure as well as a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments for BPH. If you are suffering from BPH or other symptoms of urinary issues, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We have convenient locations in Aventura, Pembroke Pines, and Hialeah.
Are You Experiencing Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate (BPH)?
Men suffering from an enlarged prostate or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) often experience the following symptoms in their lower urinary tract:
- Unexpected urges to urinate
- Urinating more often, especially at night
- Trouble starting the flow of urine
- A weak urine stream
- Starting and stopping again when urinating
- Feeling pain to urinate
- Unable to empty the bladder completely
- Dribbling or leaking after urinating
BPH is a very common condition experienced by millions of aging men all over the world. One-third of all men over the age of 50 experience BPH symptoms, which affect the quality of their lives. In America alone, around 14 million men experience BPH symptoms.
If you are experiencing one or more of the mentioned symptoms, you might have an enlarged prostate compressing on your urethra. Thankfully, Uro-Medix has the solution to your problems – the UroLift procedure.
Do Not Let BPH Symptoms Get in the Way of Life!
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What Is UroLift?
UroLift is the latest treatment for men with symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It offers rapid relief and recovery from a very non-invasive UroLift procedure. The UroLift procedure is a safe and effective way to relieve lower urinary tract symptoms caused by BPH.
Unlike BPH medication that can result in sexual dysfunction and make you feel foggy, UroLift overcomes enlarged prostate symptoms effectively without compromising sexual function.
It is also a far better alternative to surgical solutions, which may lead to serious complications and have a long, painful recovery period. Moreover, the UroLift procedure can typically be performed in your doctor’s office because of its minimally invasive nature.
What Is the UroLift Procedure?
The UroLift procedure is a 3-step procedure, which quickly treats enlarged prostate symptoms and patients usually return home on the same day for a rapid recovery. The 3-step procedure uses small implants to hold open the obstructed pathway or blockage hindering the flow of urine.
Step 1 : A special UroLift Delivery Device and tiny camera access the enlarged prostate through the obstructed urethra.
Step 2 : The Delivery Device permanently places minuscule UroLift Implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue blocking the pathway. The implants expand the urethra pathway.
Step 3 : Once the obstructing prostate tissue is out of the way and the pathway of the urethra is open, the UroLift Delivery Device is removed, and the UroLift procedure is complete.
Patients experience rapid and reliable BPH symptom relief and can go home in a short while after the UroLift procedure for a speedy home recovery.
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Call us at (305) 466-9111 or visit the Uro-Medix website for more information on the UroLift procedure.
Benefits of UroLift Procedure
There are immense benefits of the UroLift procedure, especially when compared to surgical procedures and BPH medications. The benefits include:
- Fast symptom relief reportedly better than BPH medications
- Lower risks involved than surgical procedures, like TURP
- Preserves sexual function, unlike BPH medications
- Speedy recovery within days, instead of months, as with surgical procedures.
- Reduced need for continuous BPH medications
- Improved quality of life
Men experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate can greatly benefit from the UroLift procedure and go back to living life normally without any ongoing medication.
Who Is the UroLift Procedure For?
- Want to eliminate the need for ongoing BPH medication
- Want a solution to their symptoms without compromising on sexual function
- Want to avoid the risk of complications and side-effects involved with surgical procedures
- Want a minimally invasive solution at the doctor’s office with limited downtime
- Want to go back to living their normal lives free of BPH symptoms
If you agree with one or more of these points, the UroLift procedure is for you.
Get In Touch with Uro-Medix Today!
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We often get these common questions regarding the UroLift procedure at Uro-Medix.
How fast do BPH symptoms improve after the UroLift procedure?
Your symptoms may improve anywhere in 2 to 4 weeks after the UroLift procedure.
Will my insurance cover the UroLift procedure?
Most insurance covers the UroLift procedure to treat BPH, and this includes Medicare.
Who can perform the UroLift procedure?
Any urologist at Uro-Medix can perform the UroLift procedure at their offices. However, they will first conduct tests and determine if UroLift is the correct procedure for your BPH symptoms.