A minimally invasive procedure that provides relief from symptoms of an enlarged prostate
Are you suffering from BPH Symptoms?
What is BPH
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms.
BPH Symptoms Include
- 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
What happens if BPH is Not Treated
Not treating enlarged prostate can lead to permanent bladder damage.1 Bladder outlet obstruction could result in irreversible bladder damage if left untreated. 87% of men who elect watchful waiting experience a worsening of symptoms over a 4 year time period.2
What is the UroLift® System
Urology Center of Iowa offers the UroLift System, a minimally invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. It is a proven option for patients looking for an alternative to medications or major surgery. The only leading enlarged prostate procedure that does not require heating, cutting, or destruction of prostate tissue.3-9
Call Urology Center of Iowa to find out if the UroLift® System is right for you.
The UroLift System is covered by Medicare, national, and commercial plans.**
How Does It Work
The UroLift Delivery Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.
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.
The UroLift Delivery Device is removed, leaving an open urethra designed to provide symptom relief.
Frequently Asked Questions
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2. Djavan, Urology 2004
3. Lokeshwar, Transl Androl Urol 2019
4. Miano, Med Sci Monti 2008
5. Mirakhur, Can Assoc Rad J 2017
6. Woo, BJUI 2011
7. McVary, J Urol 2016
8. Gilling, Can J Urol 2020
9. Kadner, World J Urol 2016
10. Roehrborn, J Urology 2017
11. Sonksen, EU Urol, 2015
12. Roehrborn, J Urology 2013
13. McVary, J Sex Med 2016
14. AUA BPH Guidelines 2003, 2010, 2018
15. Roehrborn et al. Can J Urol 2017
*No instances of new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction in the L.I.F.T pivotal study
**When medical criteria are met