A fast and effective approach to treating BPH —

The UroLift® System

Follow Mike’s journey as he learns about BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), also known as an enlarged prostate. BPH is a very common condition affecting men as they get older. Join him as he learns about a wide variety of treatments that are available, including the UroLift® System.

A fast and effective approach to treating BPH — The UroLift® System

Follow Mike’s journey as he learns about BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), also known as an enlarged prostate. BPH is a very common condition affecting men as they get older. Join him as he learns about a wide variety of treatments that are available, including the UroLift® System.

What is BPH?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

This is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 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, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.

normal prostate and enlarged prostate

As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome 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

If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.2

You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire.

The UroLift® System Treatment

What is the UroLift® System?

Treatment with the UroLift® System uses a minimally invasive approach that provides rapid relief and recovery of BPH symptoms.1 It is an earlier treatment option that can get men off BPH medications and avoid major 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.

The UroLift® System treatment has demonstrated a significant improvement in quality of life for patients compared to medications.2,3 The UroLift® System 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.1,3-6

Does the UroLift® System Work?

The UroLift® System uses a revolutionary approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra. It is the only available BPH treatment performed by a urologist that does not require heating, cutting, or removal of the prostate tissue. The procedure is typically performed using local anesthesia in a physician’s office or ambulatory surgery center. Patients typically return home the same day without a catheter.1

  1. Roehrborn, J Urol 2013, L.I.F.T. Study
  2. AUA Guidelines 2003
  3. Roehrborn et al. Can J Urol 2017
  4. Roehrborn, Can J Urol 2015, 3-Year L.I.F.T. Study
  5. Roehrborn, Urology Practice 2015, 2-Year L.I.F.T. Study
  6. Roehrborn Urology Clinics 2016

*No instances of new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction

prostate-enlarged

Enlarged Prostate

An enlarged prostate can
narrow or even block
the urethra.

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Step 1

The UroLift delivery device
is placed through the
obstructed urethra to access
the enlarged prostate.

prostate-step2

Step 2

Small UroLift implants are
permanently placed to lift
and hold the enlarged prostate
tissue out of the way and
increase the opening of
the urethra.

prostate-step3

Step 3

The UroLift delivery device
is removed, leaving an open
urethra designed to provide
symptom relief.

Central Ohio Urology Group has board certified physicians specializing in UroLift and BPH treatments.
To learn more, contact us or request an appointment.