The UroLift procedure is used to treat the urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate. This one-time, in-office procedure addresses BPH symptoms directly by gently pinning open up the obstructed urethra to allow for more efficient urine flow.
UroLift can reduce the following uncomfortable symptoms of BPH:
- Frequent need to urinate
- Difficulty starting urination
- Slow urination
- Urgency at night
- Stopping and starting during urination
- Bladder fullness after urination
- Frequent urinary tract infections
Compared to other methods of treating BPH, UroLift provides faster relief and recovery of enlarged prostate symptoms. This treatment is generally well-tolerated and preserves normal sexual function.
UroLift ends the cycle of countless medications often associated with an enlarged prostate and allows the patient to avoid invasive surgery altogether.
What to Expect
During this outpatient procedure, the UroLift device and camera are inserted into the urethra to access and visualize the enlarged prostate. Tiny UroLift implants are permanently placed around the prostate to lift and hold the prostatic tissue out of the way to open the urethra. Symptom relief is typically instant, although there may be some mild discomfort following the procedure.
Compared to other methods of BPH treatment, UroLift has advantages such as:
- Less downtime following treatment
- Fewer risks associated with procedure
- Near-instant BPH symptom relief
- One-time, in-office treatment