If you have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), you likely struggle with problems like difficulty starting urination and a weak urine stream. Sometimes, untreated BPH can cause permanent bladder damage or other severe issues like bladder stones. At Advanced Urology Medical Offices in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, and Culver City, California, the experienced team of urologists offers an advanced system called UroLift® to permanently treat BPH with a minimally invasive procedure. Use the online booking feature, or call the office to learn more today.
BPH is a condition in which your prostate gland is enlarged enough to interfere with normal urination. If you have BPH, the prostate gland squeezes the urethra, the tube that drains urine from your bladder, badly enough that urination is very difficult. Common BPH symptoms include:
BPH can cause serious problems that worsen without treatment. Eventually, you could end up with a completely blocked urethra that makes urination impossible. BPH could also lead to serious bladder damage or bladder stones if you don’t get treatment.
Although there are a variety of treatments for BPH, from medication to prostate resection, the best option for many patients is the minimally invasive UroLift system.
UroLift is a treatment for BPH symptoms. In this outpatient procedure, you’ll be under local anesthesia as your Advanced Urology Medical Offices urologist places the UroLift delivery device through your urethra.
The delivery device contains a series of tiny implants to hold the prostate tissue away from your urethra. With the urethra clear, your urologist removes the delivery device, and your UroLift procedure is complete.
The UroLift procedure takes only around an hour or two in most cases. You’ll be able to walk out of the office with no problems.
After the UroLift procedure, most patients don’t need a catheter. There’s minimal downtime following the UroLift procedure. Your urologist can advise you regarding the specifics of your recovery.
For the first few weeks following your UroLift procedure, you might have some urinary discomfort, an increased urge to urinate, and blood in your urine. But these effects are temporary, and most patients notice BPH symptom relief within about two weeks of their UroLift procedure.
After UroLift treatment, most men no longer need to take BPH medication, and they’re able to enjoy symptom-free lives long-term.
To get BPH symptom relief with the most innovative treatment available today, use online booking or call the Advanced Urology Medical Offices location nearest you for a UroLift consultation now.