What is the UroLift® System?

The UroLift® System treatment is a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate, (also called 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.

 

The goal of the treatment is to relieve symptoms such as:

  • Excessive urination
  • A sense of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Dribbling after urination
  • The urge to urinate
  • Leaking, or a weak urinary stream

 

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 function. The goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.

To see if the Urolift System is right for you, call the West Jefferson Urology Specialists at 504-934-8100.

 

How Does the UroLift System Work?

The UroLift System treatment is a straightforward outpatient procedure that is performed by a urologist. The urologist places tiny implants to hold the prostate lobes apart, to relieve compression on the urethra. This allows urine to flow normally again. The UroLift System procedure can be completed in an outpatient setting and generally only takes 15 minutes. Typically, patients return home the same day without a catheter.

 

Enlarged Prostate: photo shows narrow/blocked urethra due to enlarged prostate.

 

Step 1: The UroLift Delivery Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.

 

Step 2: Small UroLift Implants are permanently placed to move the enlarged prostate tissue 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.

 

Step 3:The UroLift delivery device is removed, leaving an open urethra designed to provide symptom relief.

 

 

As with any medical procedure, individual results may vary. Most common side effects are mild to moderate and include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate and/or the inability to control the urge. Most symptoms resolve within two to four weeks after the procedure.

 

To see if the Urolift System is right for you, call the West Jefferson Urology Specialists at 504-934-8100.