UroLift is typically a one-time, same day surgery solution that provides rapid relief and recovery of BPH symptoms. It is often used for patients who want to discontinue medications and provides a significant symptom improvement without the risks of more invasive surgery. The goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.

UroLift treatment has demonstrated a significant improvement in quality of life for patients compared to medications. UroLift is the only BPH procedure shown not to cause new and lasting erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction, while being a safe and effective treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH

Before your Procedure

Typically patients will be asked to stop blood thinners such as Coumadin, Eliquis or Lovenox ahead of the procedure.

Most patients will continue their BPH medications up to and for a brief period after the procedure.

If you take aspirin or ibuprofen or other OTC vitamins, you can usually continue them but please check with your provider or schedulers to confirm

You will have a urine analysis approximately 7-10 days prior to the procedure to ensure that no infection is present

Description of Procedure

The UroLift procedure is a minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate, or 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 procedure is done without any incisions. It can be done under anesthesia or under mild sedation using nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

You an expect to be in the surgery center for up to 2 hours. The Urolift procedure itself takes less than 10-20 minutes. Most patients are discharged with a catheter which is removed the following morning.

After your Procedure

What to Expect After your Urolift Procedure

  • You will experience a burning sensation with urination for 1-2 weeks
  • You may see blood in your urine on and off for several weeks
  • You may have experience increased frequency of voiding for several days or find that you have to strain to empty your bladder
  • It may take one to two weeks for you to notice improvement
  • A follow up appointment will be scheduled for 2-4 weeks to check urine for infection and to obtain a post void residual (PVR) to ensure that your bladder is emptying adequately. You will also typically have a follow up appointment with your surgeon at 3 months.
  • It’s not unusual for your symptoms to get worse in the short term as a result of the procedure. This process usually takes 4-6 weeks after which you should see an improvement in your urinary symptoms.

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