While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man's quality of life.
Prostate hypertrophie 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.
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 for men to visit a urologist 2.
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 prostate hypertrophie 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 resolve within two to four weeks after the procedure. Advantages of the UroLift System: Rapid symptom relief, better than reported for medications2 Risk profile better than reported for surgical procedures such as TURP3 Preservation of sexual function1 Return prostate hypertrophie normal activity in days not months Increased quality of life 19 clinical study publications; 4 years published clinical data4 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.
Typically, patients return home the same day without a catheter.