FDA Approved BPH Treatment
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. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities. 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 function(1,3)
Advantages of the UroLift System
- Rapid symptom relief, better than reported for medications(2)
- Preservation of sexual function(1)
- Return to normal activity in days not months
- Increased quality of life
- No ongoing BPH medications
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 resolve within two to four weeks after the procedure.
The UroLift® Procedure
The UroLift® System treatment is a straightforward procedure that is performed by a urologist and can be done in the physician’s office under local anesthesia. Typically, patients return home the same day without a catheter.(2)
Enlarged Prostate: 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.
Urolift is now offered at UCA by Dr. Jason Burrus, Dr. Brian Wade, Dr. Michael Bivins, Dr. Lee Hammontree, Dr. Austin Lutz, Dr. Mell Duggan, Dr. Jared Cox, and Dr. Eddie Bugg.
Dr. Jason Burrus, Dr. Brian Wade, Dr. Michael Bivins, Dr. Lee Hammontree, and Dr. Austin Lutz have been designated a UroLift® Center of Excellence by achieving a higher level of training with the UroLift® System and by demonstrating a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate.
1 McVary J Sex Medicine 2014
2 Roehrborn J Urology 2013; 2003 AUA Guidelines
3 Roehrborn Urology Clinics 2016