Urolift® is a revolutionary, minimally-invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate, or BPH, that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or
removal of prostate tissue.
Advantages of the Urolift System are rapid symptom relief which allows for a quick return to normal activity in days compared to other procedures that could take months of recovery. Your quality of life will return to what it was before you started experiencing symptoms. The UroLift System does not hinder any sexual functions and there is no need for ongoing BPH medications.
Most common side effects are light blood in the urine, some pain or discomfort when urinating, some increased urge to urinate and discomfort in the pelvis that typically resolve within two to four weeks after the procedure.
How Urolift works:
A urologist places tiny implants to hold the prostate lobes apart, like open curtains on a window, to relieve compression on the urethra. This allows urine to flow normally again. The procedure is done in the physician’s office or a hospital under local anesthesia. Typically, patients return home the same day.
If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about the Urolift system, find a Prevea Urologist. To schedule a consultation, call (920) 436-1359 in the greater Green Bay area, or (920) 458-6664 in the Sheboygan and Manitowoc areas.