Less Invasive Alternative for Relief of BPH
About half of all men between ages 51 and 60 have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), and nearly 90% of men over age 80 have it, according to the American Urological Association. Treatment options for BPH usually begin with watchful waiting and/or medications. If BPH continues to develop and becomes moderate to severe, surgical intervention may be required.
Wellington Regional is home to a Center of Excellence physician performing a surgical option called the UroLift® System. UroLift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which compresses the prostate tissue, opens the urethra and then holds the compressed tissue in place and out of the way with permanently implanted small clips. The surgery relieves the obstructed urethra without removing, cutting or heating the prostate tissue (this minimizes the risk of retrograde ejaculation or other sexual side effects). This minimally invasive surgical option has a quick recovery time to normal activity with minimal bleeding risk.*
Following the surgical procedure, patients usually notice a difference within two to three days with continual improvement over the next several weeks. In 90 percent of cases, a catheter is not required afterwards, and the procedure is done under minor sedation. The procedure is indicated for men with enlarged prostates up to 100 grams.
Get a Physician Referral
For a referral to a physician who performs the UroLift procedure, call the Wellington Regional Physician Referral Line at 561-798-9880.
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*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.