McLaren Health Care
UroLift For Enlarged Prostate

UroLift
Offered at McLaren Oakland

What is the UroLift® System?

The UroLift® System is a minimally invasive approach to treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate) for patients looking for an alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. The UroLift System is a straightforward procedure that utilizes tiny implants to lift and hold 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. 

Clinical data has proven that the UroLift System treatment is safe and effective and can improve BPH symptoms 3 to 4 times greater than with medication. Results have shown durability to two years with no impact to sexual function. The goal is to relieve you of bothersome urinary symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume daily activities.

Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.

Urinary symptoms the UroLift® System helps

The prostate is a male reproductive gland, about the size of a walnut, that produces fluid for semen. The prostate surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:

  • 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

An enlarged prostate compresses on the urethra, making it difficult for urine to flow. The UroLift Device allows for urine to flow.

  • An enlarged prostate compresses on the urethra, making it difficult for urine to flow.
  • The UroLift Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.
  • The device compresses the tissue and delivers tiny implants to lift and hold prostate tissue out of the way, thus opening the urethra. The permanent implants keep the tissue in place, like tiebacks on a window curtain.

    The UroLift Device is removed, leaving an open urethra for urine to flow.

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