Advanced Urology Medical Offices
Urology located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, Culver City, CA & San Pedro, CA
Men experiencing difficulty urinating, a weak stream that starts and stops, or urinary tract infections might have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Thankfully, an effective and minimally invasive treatment is available at Advanced Urology. The board-certified urologist offers an advanced solution called UroLift® System to permanently treat BPH. With locations in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, and Culver City, California, the team is ready to help you regain control of your life and your bladder. Call your nearest office or schedule a consultation online.
UroLift Q & A
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges and blocks the urethra. BPH is a very common condition men develop as they age. It affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide.
Although BPH is a benign condition unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly impact quality of life. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome symptoms such as:
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Inability to fully drain your bladder
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
- Urinary tract infections
- Hematuria (blood in your urine)
BPH can cause serious complications that worsen without treatment. Although there are a variety of treatments for BPH, the best option for many patients is the minimally invasive UroLift system.
What is UroLift?
The UroLift System is a minimally invasive approach and reduces BPH symptoms. It is an early intervention treatment option that can help get men off BPH medications and avoid major surgery.
UroLift is a great treatment option for men over 45 who are experiencing symptoms of BPH. But if you are allergic to any type of metal, talk to your doctor about your allergy before starting UroLift System treatment.
The UroLift implants work by lifting and holding the enlarged prostate tissue away from the urethra to prevent blockage and reduce BPH symptoms. It is the only available BPH treatment that doesn't require heating, cutting, or removal of the prostate tissue.
What should I expect during the UroLift treatment?
Your provider transurethrally inserts a UroLift delivery device that contains a permanent UroLift implant. Patients typically need four to six implants during treatment. The implants hold the enlarged prostate tissue up and away from the urethra.
The procedure is performed with local anesthesia in a physician’s office or ambulatory surgery center. The UroLift procedure takes one to two hours and patients usually return home the same day without a catheter.
Many patients experience symptom relief in as early as two weeks. Patients may experience some urinary discomfort during recovery, but most symptoms resolve within two to four weeks after the procedure.
Call Advanced Urology or schedule an appointment online to learn if the UroLift System treatment is right for you.
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