UroLift

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Arizona Urology

Urology located in Goodyear, Glendale, Gilbert, and Phoenix, AZ

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, affects around 50% of men ages 51-60, and as much as 90% of all men over the age of 80. The UroLift® system is a noninvasive no-stress answer for enlarged prostate. In one simple outpatient procedure, you can put an end to the irritating urinary symptoms of BPH. The Arizona Urology specialists in Goodyear, Glendale, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona, are the premier urology care providers in the area, and you can trust them for a smooth and successful UroLift procedure. To find out if UroLift can help you, call your nearest office today.

UroLift Q & A

What is UroLift?

UroLift is the newest advanced treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by BPH. The UroLift system is minimally invasive, and your Arizona Urology specialist performs it as an outpatient procedure. 

The UroLift system includes a delivery device, which contains extremely small urethral implants. The urethral implants clear the blockage that's preventing or interfering with urination, which relieves BPH-related problems like difficulty urinating and weak urine stream. 

Treating your BPH with UroLift now can prevent you from developing severe urinary system damage later. After having the UroLift procedure, most patients are able to discontinue their BPH medication with their urologist’s guidance. 

Is UroLift right for me?

Your Arizona Urology urologist can help you decide if UroLift is the right treatment for your BPH symptoms. 

In general, good candidates are at least 45 years old and currently experiencing lower urinary tract symptoms such as straining to urinate, urine leakage, and weak urine flow, because of BPH. 

How is the UroLift procedure performed?

Your Arizona Urology specialist uses sedation provided by an anesthesiologist who keeps you completely comfortable during the treatment. 

Your urology specialist uses a cystoscope, an ultrathin microscopic camera, to guide the placement of the UroLift delivery device through your urethra. 

Every delivery device places a single UroLift implant around your urethral opening, and most patients need around four to six implants. 

The UroLift implants secure your prostate tissue, preventing it from pressuring and blocking your urethra. During the UroLift procedure, your urologist doesn't remove tissue or make incisions at all.

How long does UroLift last?

The UroLift implants are permanent, so you can expect long-term relief for BPH issues after the procedure. 

If you need additional prostate treatment in the future, for example, if you develop prostate cancer and require partial prostate removal, your urologist can safely remove the UroLift implants. 

Does UroLift cause sexual side effects?

No. Clinical studies demonstrate that UroLift causes no new sexual side effects like erectile dysfunction. Other types of BPH treatment, for example, medication, often have sexual side effects.

Ready to learn how UroLift can end your enlarged prostate problems? Call the Arizona Urology office nearest you.