The UroLift® System is a revolutionary treatment that provides rapid and durable relief from the bothersome urinary symptoms associated with BPH. Clinically proven to be safe and effective, the UroLift® System can improve symptoms 3 to 4 times greater than with medication, and patients can return to normal activity in a few days.
What is BPH
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH symptoms so it is very common. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
The 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.
What is the UroLift® System
The UroLift® System is a new, minimally invasive approach to treating BPH for patients looking for an alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. The UroLift System is a straightforward procedure that utilizes tiny implants to lift and hold 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 proven that the UroLift System treatment is safe and effective and can improve BPH symptoms 3 to 4 times greater than with medication1. Results have shown durability to two years with no impact to sexual function2. The goal is to relieve you of bothersome urinary symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume daily activities.
Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.
Questions and Answers
How soon will I feel better after having the UroLift® System treatment?
Patients may experience improvement in their lower urinary tract symptoms as early as 2 weeks after the procedure.
Will it affect my sexual function?
There have been no reports of erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory dysfunction as a result of the UroLift System treatment.
What happens during the recovery period?
There is minimal downtime post-procedure and patients may experience symptom relief in as early as 2 weeks.* Typically, no overnight stay and no catheter is required but you may experience urinary discomfort during the recovery period. Your doctor will discuss with you how quickly you can return to your daily activities.
What clinical data is available for the UroLift System?
There is a large amount of data from clinical studies conducted in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia that has been presented in peer-reviewed medical publications demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the UroLift System. To learn more about the clinical data available, visit urolift.com/clinical-data.html