The UroLift System Treatment
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement — is a common condition as men get older.
An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. It can also cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.
Men in St. Louis now have a minimally invasive option for BPH that can be performed in our office.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. This condition that affects nearly 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide.
Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH1. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, which can affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing 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
The proven, minimally invasive treatment that fills the gap between prescription medications and more invasive surgical procedures, and can break the cycle of medications and how they make a person feel, all without the risks of more invasive surgery.
The UroLift System uses an approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra. It is the only BPH treatment performed by a urologist that does not require heating, cutting, or removal of the prostate tissue.
The goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.