UroLift® for BPH
More than 70 percent of men age 60 or older have symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), also known as an enlarged prostate. An enlarged prostate may cause men to:
- Feel the need to urinate frequently, including at night
- Have difficulty starting urination
- Have a weak or slow urinary stream
For many men with BPH, the UroLift® System provides a treatment alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery.
The UroLift System features permanent implants that act like window-curtain tie-backs that hold the lobes of an enlarged prostate open. Pulling back the prostate relieves pressure on the urethra, which allows urine to flow normally again.
Physicians insert the implants during a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, which can be completed under local anesthesia. The procedure does not require any cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. As a result, patients recover from the procedure quickly and return to their normal routines with minimal downtime.
Patients who have been treated with the UroLift System reported rapid symptomatic improvement, improved urinary flow rates and sustained sexual function. The most common adverse events were mild to moderate and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.
Patients interested in treatment with the UroLift System should consult their urologists.