As men age, it is common for the prostate to enlarge and block the urethra. This causes many symptoms that may affect a man’s daily quality of life. These symptoms can include the urge to frequently urinate (day or night) and a slow or weak stream when urinating.
What Can UroLift® Do For You?
The physicians of Mississippi Urology are proud to offer the UroLift® System for the treatment of BPH. UroLift® offers a minimally invasive approach that lifts or hold the enlarged prostate tissue, which in turn no longer puts pressure on or blocks the urethra. Studies show that the treatment is not only safe and effective for treating the urinary symptoms common with BPH, but it works without affecting sexual function. Patients can return to normal activity in a matter of days.
How Does UroLift® Work?
The UroLift® device is placed through the obstructed urethra, giving the doctor access to the patient’s enlarged prostate. Small UroLift® implants are permanently placed to lift and hold the enlarged tissue out of the way, increasing the opening of the urethra. These implants are placed using a small needle that comes out of the UroLift® delivery device and into the prostate. The device is then removed, leaving behind a more open and unrestricted urethra.
Side effects are minimal, and may include slight pain or discomfort when urinating, light blood in urine, and discomfort in the pelvis (this pain should resolve within two to four weeks). The UroLift® System offers proven results without ongoing BPH medications.
Enlarged Prostate: An enlarged prostate compresses on the urethra, making it difficult for urine to flow.
- The UroLift® Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.
- 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.
- The UroLift® delivery device s removed, leaving an open urethra designed to provide symptom relief.