Orlando Urologists Offer Breakthrough Treatment for Men Suffering Enlarged Prostate

UroLift System is a proven, minimally invasive treatment option for an enlarged prostate.




If you are a male over the age of 55, chances are that you find yourself needing to use the bathroom frequently or urgently, have difficulty starting to pee, suffer a weak or slow urine stream, or get up during the night to use the bathroom.  If this sounds familiar, there is a high likelihood you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH.  BPH, commonly known as enlarged prostate, can cause bothersome urinary symptoms that can worsen with age.  Over 70% of men in their 60s have symptoms of enlarged prostate.1

Treatment options for enlarged prostate range from medications to surgery, with minimally invasive options in between.  

While medications can be helpful in relieving symptoms for some men, patients must continue taking them long-term to maintain the effects. Some patients may suffer side-effects including dizziness, headaches, or sexual dysfunction. And some may not get adequate relief of their symptoms.

Surgical options, such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or photovaporization of the prostate (PVP), are very effective. However, these typically require general anesthesia, overnight hospitalization, and post-operative catheterization. Surgery can also increase the risk of erectile dysfunction or loss of ejaculation.

Orlando area urologists are among the first in the nation to offer patients a minimally invasive procedure called the UroLift® System to treat an enlarged prostate. Unlike other surgical options, the UroLift System does not require cutting, heating or removal of tissue, typically does not require a post operative catheter and preserves sexual function.2


Left: Illustration of an enlarged prostate before UroLift treatment, Right: Illustration of an enlarged prostate after treatment with the UroLift System
Illustrations Courtesy of Neotract, Inc. 

Here’s how it works: a urologist uses the UroLift System device to lift and move the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra (the passageway that urine flows through). Tiny implants are placed to hold the tissue in place, like tiebacks on a window curtain, leaving an unobstructed pathway for urine to flow normally again.UroLift System device to lift and move the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra (the passageway that urine flows through). Tiny implants are placed to hold the tissue in place, like tiebacks on a window curtain, leaving an unobstructed pathway for urine to flow normally again.

Compared to other BPH surgeries, the UroLift System procedure has a strong safety profile with minimal side effects.UroLift System procedure has a strong safety profile with minimal side effects.3

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 symptoms resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.

To find a urologist in your area who offers the UroLift System, please call 407-583-4484 or visit UroLift.com.

References

1. Berry, et al., J Urol 1984 and 2013 U.S. Census worldwide population estimates
2. Roehrborn, et al., Journal of Urology, L.I.F.T. Study, 2013
3. Roehrborn, et al., Journal of Urology, L.I.F.T. Study, 2013

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