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What to Expect After Your Minimally Invasive BPH Treatment

What to Expect After Your Minimally Invasive BPH Treatment

If you’re sick of dealing with frustrating and often embarrassing symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the board-certified providers at Urological Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia, have good news: The minimally invasive UroLift® System offers lasting relief. 

Sometimes referred to as an enlarged prostate, BPH doesn’t increase your risk of prostate cancer. But that doesn’t mean BPH can’t disrupt your life. It also increases your risk of certain urinary conditions, like urinary tract and bladder infections and kidney stones.

Some of the most common symptoms of this prostatic condition include:

Surgeries and medications offer some relief, but these therapies often cause unwanted side effects. Revolutionary UroLift offers lasting symptom relief with fewer risks and side effects. 

Here’s a closer look at this minimally invasive therapy and what you can expect after your BPH treatment. 

The UroLift® System: A minimally invasive BPH treatment

Unlike more invasive surgeries which remove part of your prostate gland, the FDA-approved UroLift System targets the main issue caused by an enlarged prostate: a narrow urethra. 

The procedure only requires local anesthesia and is completed on an outpatient basis in about an hour. Your Urological Associates provider uses minimally invasive techniques to place small implants that lift the prostate tissue off your urethra. This permanently relieves pressure and will allow you to urinate normally. Once the procedure is complete, you’re free to return home to recover.

What to expect after UroLift

Surgeries that remove part of your prostate to address the symptoms of BPH cause unwanted side effects, like erectile dysfunction or incontinence. Because the UroLift device doesn’t require the removal or destruction of any prostate tissue, most men avoid unwanted side effects. 

In fact, research shows that men with the UroLift system can ejaculate and get an erection without issue. That doesn’t mean there aren’t side effects. But unlike after traditional surgery, when side effects are permanent, the UroLift side effects usually resolve within a week or so. 

Most men can return to work 2-3 days after the UroLift procedure. You should avoid strenuous activity and sex for about two weeks. As you recover, you might notice some of the following symptoms:

After surgery, you must wait for your body to heal to get relief from your symptoms. But with UroLift, noticeable results are immediate, since the pressure is off your urethra right away. If you’ve been struggling with symptoms for years, it can take a few months for your bladder to adjust.

What’s more, men who choose UroLift experience long-lasting results. According to clinical data, most men enjoy the same results 5-7 years after their initial procedure.

Frustrated by the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate? Learn if UroLift is right for you by scheduling a consultation with a provider at Urological Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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