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what is urolift?

The Urolift® System Provides Advanced Treatment for BPH

The FDA-approved UroLift® System is a novel, minimally invasive technology for treating BPH. UroLift® implants lift and hold the enlarged prostate out of the way, relieving prostate obstruction symptoms by opening the urethra directly.

The UroLift® implants are delivered during a transurethral outpatient procedure that can be done in the physician’s office under local anesthesia.  Treatment using the UroLift® System is a straightforward procedure that allows urine to flow normally again without cutting, heating, or removing tissue.

Patients with enlarged prostates who were treated with the UroLift® System have experienced a significant improvement in quality of life.

Clinical data has shown that patients reported rapid and lasting improvement in urinary symptoms and flow rate without compromising sexual function.1

Sexual function has been preserved among the hundreds of patients treated in clinical studies.2,3,4,5,6 This is a unique benefit of receiving treatment with the UroLift® System compared with other BPH therapies such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laser, and even medication.

The UroLift® implant is a permanent implant, and the treatment is intended to be permanent. Durability of UroLift® has been proven out to 5 years while maintaining improvements in symptoms, urinary flow and quality of life.1  Another unique aspect of the UroLift® System is that it does not preclude retreatment or other BPH treatments, should that be needed and desired any time in the future.7

The safety and effectiveness of the UroLift® System has been demonstrated in over 1,000 patient-years of clinical data presented in peer-reviewed publications.  Clinical studies have been conducted in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 8

How Does the Urolift® System Work?

An enlarged prostate can narrow or even block the urethra.

Image of an enlarged prostate

The UroLift® Delivery Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.

Step 1 - The UroLift® System

Small UroLift® Implants are permanently placed to lift or hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra. The permanent Implants are delivered through a small needle that comes out of the UroLift® Delivery Device and into the prostate.

Step 2 - The UroLift® System

The UroLift® Delivery Device is removed, leaving an open urethra designed to provide symptom relief.

Step 3 - The UroLift® System

How do I Know if I am a Good Candidate for UroLift®?

You and Dr. Toubin will determine whether you are a good candidate based on your history of symptoms, your physical examination, and additional testing as necessary.  Most men with enlarged prostates and urinary symptoms may be good candidates for UroLift® treatment.  With the UroLift® System, patients can also still have other treatment if they need it.

The first step to addressing your symptoms and the correct treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Toubin.  He and his staff will work with you and your health plan regarding your healthcare benefits specific to the UroLift® System procedure.  All Medicare carriers provide benefits for the UroLift® System when medically necessary.

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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/