What is BPH?
The prostate is a male reproductive gland, about the size of a walnut, that produces fluid for semen. The prostate surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, but 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
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is one of the leading reasons men visit a urologist.
What is the UroLift® System?
The UroLift® System is a new, minimally invasive approach to treating BPH for patients looking for an alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. The UroLift System is a straightforward procedure that utilizes tiny implants to lift and hold 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 proven that the UroLift System treatment is safe and effective and can improve BPH symptoms as early as two weeks post-procedure1. Results have shown durability to two years with no impact to sexual function2. The goal is to relieve you of bothersome urinary symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume daily activities.
The most common adverse events reported include hematuria, 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.
Urolift information video:
- Data on file at NeoTract, Inc
- Roehrborn, JUrology 2013 LIFT Study
Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for your general information and is not a substitute for the specific advice of your treating doctor.