Green Bay – Prevea Health is pleased to announce that two of its urologists, Dr. Jennifer Burns and Dr. Daniel DeGroot, have each been designated as an UroLift® Center of Excellence by NeoTract – the maker of the revolutionary UroLift System for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH.

Nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH. Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include urinary problems such as frequent urination, a weak or slow urinary stream and a urinary stream that stops and starts. This can lead to interrupted sleep, loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.

Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. While some surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation.

“Over 40 million men in the United States suffer from enlarged prostate, yet only 12 million men seek treatment for their condition,” said Dr. Jennifer Burns, urologist at Prevea Health. “The symptoms associated with BPH range from embarrassing to life altering. Many men retreat from their normal lives due to the severity of their symptoms. The UroLift System is truly changing the lives of many men.”

NeoTract’s FDA-cleared UroLift System is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses permanent implants to relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating or removing prostate tissue. Drs. Burns and DeGroot perform the outpatient procedure, which can be completed in about an hour, at the Prevea Allouez Health Center at 1821 S. Webster Ave. in Green Bay.

The recent designation of Drs. Burns and DeGroot as UroLift Centers of Excellence by NeoTract recognizes that the two have achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and have demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with BPH.

“The UroLift System has fundamentally changed how I treat men in my practice who have symptoms associated with BPH,” said Dr. Burns. “Patients are experiencing rapid symptom relief and are often able to discontinue the use of ongoing BPH medications. It won’t be long before the UroLift System becomes the new standard of care for treating patients.”

Learn more about the UroLift procedure by visiting: www.UroLift.com
 
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Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.