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urolift® SYSTEM FAQs

How long does the Urolift® procedure take?

The UroLift® System is a breakthrough minimally invasive treatment that typically takes less than an hour and can offer multiple benefits for men with prostate enlargement.

What is the expected Urolift® recovery time?

After treatment, patients typically go home the same day without a catheter. There is minimal downtime post-treatment and many patients experience symptom relief in as early as 2 weeks.

How does UroLift® compare to other BPH treatment options?

UroLift® has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for symptoms related to BPH. Its risk profile is better than most traditional surgical options, and patients report symptom relief better than reported with medications.4 

Will UroLift® cause erectile dysfunction?

In the large, pivotal study on the UroLift System, there were no instances of new, sustained erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory dysfunction.4 The same cannot always be said of other BPH therapies such as TURP, laser, and evenmedication.

How long does UroLift® last?

The Implants are intended to be permanent. The implant is made up of standard surgical implantable materials. If ever needed, your doctor can remove the urethral implant. The suture can be cut and the urethral end piece can be retrieved with a standard grasper. The capsular tab will remain in place inside the body.

Are there any UroLift® treatment side effects?

The most common side effects reported in clinical studies were mild to moderate and include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate and/or the inability to control the urge to urinate. Most symptoms did resolve within two to four weeks after having a UroLift® procedure.4

Does Medicare cover UroLift®?  What does UroLift® cost?

Yes! The UroLift® System treatment is covered by Medicare and many private insurers. Contact your insurance provider for your specific coverage information.

How can I learn more about the UroLift® System?

Request an appointment with Dr. Toubin to discuss whether or not the UroLift®System is right for you. Dr. Toubin is the first in North Texas to help morethan 300 patients with this successful treatment for BPH.

You can also visit the UroLift® website to view more frequently asked questions. https://www.urolift.com/patients/faqs

References

  1. Roehrborn et al. Can J Urol 2017
  2. Roehrborn, 2016 Urology Clinics
  3. Roehrborn, 2015 Can J Urology, 3-Year Results L.I.F.T Study
  4. Roehrborn, 2015 Urology Practice, 2-Year Results L.I.F.T. Study
  5. Roehrborn, 2013 Journal of Urology, L.I.F.T Study
  6. McVary, 2014 Journal of Sexual Medicine, Preservation of sexual function with the prostatic urethral lift
  7. https://urolift.com/urolift-system/faqs/
  8. https://urolift.com/urolift-system/
  9. https://urolift.com/physicians/results/