If you have an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), your treatment options aren’t limited to prescription medications or invasive surgery. At Urology Health Center in Fremont, Nebraska, the team offers the UroLift® System, which relieves the urinary symptoms of an enlarged prostate without removing or destroying prostate tissue. Schedule a consultation online or by phone today to learn more.
The UroLift System is an effective, straightforward, minimally invasive treatment to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. When your prostate gets too large, it may block your urethra, making urination painful or difficult. UroLift uses tiny implants to hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way, so you can get relief from the symptoms of BPH and urinate normally.
Unlike other BPH treatments, UroLift doesn’t require heating, cutting, or removing any prostate tissue, and it doesn’t negatively affect your sexual function.
UroLift offers several advantages over other BPH treatments like medication or more invasive procedures.
If you’ve been diagnosed with BPH, you may have started taking medication. However, medication doesn’t work for everyone, and you may have difficulty tolerating the side effects, such as dizziness, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction. Further, BPH medication doesn’t actually shrink your prostate to a normal size, so you need to continue taking it indefinitely to relieve your symptoms.
Moderately invasive treatments for BPH, including laser and heat therapies, can provide lasting relief from symptoms, but these carry a risk of sexual side effects. Surgery, though effective for many men, carries an even bigger risk of sexual side effects.
UroLift addresses the underlying problem of BPH, unlike medication, but unlike surgery, it’s minimally invasive and has a low risk of side effects. After the procedure, you can enjoy permanent relief from symptoms like frequent urination, difficulty urinating, and painful urination.
UroLift requires a one-time procedure, performed under local anesthesia at Urology Health Center, and you can go home the same day. During the procedure, your doctor places implants that prevent your prostate from pressing onto your urethra. This clears the blockage, allowing you to urinate freely.
Though the procedure has minimal downtime and you don’t need a catheter to urinate after, it’s normal to have some urinary discomfort, which should go away within a few days. You can expect to return to work and everyday activities two to three days after the procedure.
Your doctor at Urology Health Center is happy to answer any questions you have about UroLift. To schedule an appointment today, call the office or use the online booking tool.