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UroLift

  • What is UroLift?

    Enlarged ProstateAn enlarged prostate can narrow or even block the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms.

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

    Step 2Tiny UroLift Implants are permanently placed to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra.

    Step 3The UroLift System treatment provides fast and reliable symptom relief by opening the obstructed urethra.

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    UroLift is a minimally invasive day surgical procedure that involves the use of small permanent implants to draw apart the enlarged prostate tissue which is compressing on and narrowing the urethra within the prostate gland.

    Unlike conventional surgical treatments for benign prostatic enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), UroLift often does not require the insertion of a catheter (urine tube) into the urethra after the procedure is performed. The UroLift implant comprises a suture (stitch) with a nitinol capsular tab on one end, and a stainless steel urethral end piece at the other. This capsular tab is placed on the outer layer of the prostate (known as the capsule), while the end piece is attached to the urethra within the prostate. This helps to increase the opening of the urethra by drawing apart the obstructing tissue of the prostate.

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  • As a man ages, his prostate, the gland that makes the fluid in semen, also grows in size as a response to male hormones such as testosterone. This is usually not a cause for concern unless the prostate, typically the size of a walnut, enlarges to almost the size of a lemon and causes problems like urinary obstruction.

    Common symptoms of BPH are urinary tract issues such as a sense of incomplete bladder emptying, difficulty in starting urination, frequent urination (including at night, after bedtime), urgency to pass urine, urine leakage, and frequent interruption of the urine stream.

    UroLift may be recommended for men who want to stop long-term medications for BPH, as well as those who find the side effects of other treatment options unacceptable.

    Learn more about UroLift and how it can benefit men with BPH

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