The new UroLift procedure is changing the outcome of treatment for men suffering from an enlarged prostate, known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). When surveyed, 61 percent of men would postpone traditional BPH treatment options due to the risk of sexual side effects or urinary incontinence. But there’s good news — the UroLift procedure is changing this outcome for many individuals battling BPH.
The UroLift procedure, now available at El Paso Specialty Hospital, is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that significantly reduces side effects, offers quicker recovery, and can eliminate the need for medication.
“We now have about 10 years of data to support the success of the UroLift procedure,” says Jeff Spier, M.D., urology specialist at EPSH. “This procedure has amazing results and can eliminate the need for medication.”
Benefits of the UroLift Procedure
- Minimally invasive outpatient surgery: Get treatment in just one day. The procedure is only 10-15 minutes, so you can go home the same day and benefit from a quicker recovery time than traditional treatments.
- Eliminates need for medication: If you are tired of being on medication to treat your BPH or want to avoid medication, this procedure may be right for you.
- Fewer side effects: No retrograde ejaculation or other adverse effects in comparison to traditional treatments such as TURP and laser treatment. UroLift treatment side effects such as dysuria, hematuria, pelvic discomfort, and urgency to urinate are mild to moderate and typically resolve within two to four weeks.
- High success rate: If for any reason the procedure is not successful, other treatments are still an option.
Find out if the UroLift procedure is an option for you. Schedule a consultation with your doctor to review the current status of your prostate and whether you qualify for this procedure. Call to make your appointment today!