About the UroLift® System
The UroLift® System is a minimally invasive treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of an enlarged prostate up to 100 cc in men 50 years or older.
The UroLift® implants, designed to be permanent, delivered during an outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction without heating, cutting, destruction of, or removing prostate tissue.1 The UroLift® System can be used to treat a broad spectrum of anatomies, including obstructive median lobe.2 It is the only leading BPH procedure shown to not cause new onset, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction.
The Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) procedure (using the UroLift® System) is recommended for the treatment of BPH in both the American Urological Association and European Association of Urology clinical guidelines. More than 400,000 men have been treated with the UroLift® System in select markets worldwide.7
What Happens to the Prostate as Men Age?
The prostate is a male reproductive organ that is the size and shape of a walnut. Its main function is to produce the prostatic fluid, which forms part of semen and is released during ejaculation.
As a normal part of ageing, your patients' prostate can start to become larger around the age of 40-50. This often leads to BPH.
The UroLift system is a non-invasive way of addressing BPH. It helps reduce the prostate swelling that inhibits the flow of urine from the urethra. During the procedure, which takes less than an hour, the patient is given mild sedation. The urologist inserts tiny implants through the urethra that move the enlarged prostate out of the way. They are left in place to lift or hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way. Because the urethra is no longer blocked by swollen tissues, urine can be released without obstruction. “UroLift has no sexual side effects (such as erectile dysfunction or lack of interest) which unfortunately are an issue found with medications for BPH,”
You can return to work within two to three days after the procedure. During recovery, men may experience temporary symptoms such as blood in the urine or a burning sensation during urination, which may last for a few days or longer in some cases.
Clinical data shows that UroLift helps reduce obstructive prostate tissue and is considered a safe and effective for many men. It helps relieve lower urinary tract symptoms related to BPH, and it does not compromise a man’s sexual function. Having UroLift does not preclude a man from trying other treatment options in the future.