If You Suffer From BPH, UROLift Treatments Can Help

An enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), isn’t just bothersome. When left untreated, it can lead to several complications. 

Not all cases of BPH require treatment, however. Sometimes having regular checkups to keep track of the progression of the disease is enough. But if you experience symptoms such as difficulty urinating and not being able to empty your bladder, you may need to see a specialist.

Common treatment options include medications that relax the muscle fibers in the prostate, hormonal treatments, and in more severe cases, surgery. Many men end up turning down these treatments due to the risk of developing side effects from the medications. Surgery is another unattractive solution, since there is post-operative downtime involved as well as an increased risk of sexual dysfunction. 

For this reason, our specialists at Urological Associates want to explain three major benefits of UROLift treatments, which can treat an enlarged prostate and spare sexual functioning. 

1. No downtime required 

The UROLift treatment is a minimally invasive outpatient treatment that can be done under local ,regional or general anesthesia. It involves the use of small implants that hold the prostate tissue away from the urethra, unblocking the flow of urine. The procedure takes less than 60 minutes to complete and you can go home within the same day.

2. Free of side effects and pain 

Upset stomach, dizziness, and sexual dysfunction are just a few of the side effects of medications and surgery. Plus, many patients who undergo surgeries have to deal with postoperative pain and discomfort that can last for weeks. 

With UROLift treatments, none of these issues are a concern. UROLift is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t involve the cutting or removal of any prostate tissue.

3. Low catheter use after the procedure 

Most men don’t require a catheter after UROLift, because the tiny implants take pressure off of the urethra. Unless there’s a severe blockage or swelling in the area, a catheter is usually not needed after the procedure.

Don’t wait for complications to occur to seek treatment 

Many men are afraid to seek treatment for their prostate due to the unwanted side effects. 

Luckily, UROLift has a high satisfaction rate, and it’s the only treatment available right now that doesn’t require any compromises. You can now avoid complications such as bladder stones and kidney damage without the need for drugs or a long recovery period.

If you live near Charlottesville, Virginia, and want to find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, contact us today to schedule an appointment and get expert advice.

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