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Alexandria Urology Associates

Urologists located in Alexandria, LA & Oakdale, LA

For men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), urinary problems can get in the way of normal daily routines. The UroLiftⓇ System offers relief and is one of many advanced treatments available from James Richey, MD, and Lance Templeton, MD, at Alexandria Urology Associates in Alexandria and Oakdale, Louisiana. If you’re searching for a minimally invasive, nonpharmaceutical treatment for BPH symptoms, schedule a consultation online or by phone today to learn more.

Urolift Q & A

What is BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition, especially in men over 50. The primary characteristic of BPH is an enlarged prostate, the gland that supports semen production.

Because your prostate gland surrounds your urethra, enlargement can get in the way of normal urinary function. When you can’t properly empty your bladder you might notice the following symptoms:

  • Frequent need to urinate, especially at night
  • Weak or slow urine stream
  • A sensation of needing to use the bathroom, even shortly after urinating
  • Difficulty starting to urinate
  • Urine stream that stops and starts several times.

While BPH is not a dangerous medical condition, the symptoms can certainly be uncomfortable and disruptive.

What is UroLift?

The UroLift System is a treatment that relies on tiny implants to manually open your obstructed urethra. It’s an excellent treatment for BPH and can restore normal urinary function.

UroLift provides symptom relief without the need for prostate surgery. There’s also no need for drug therapy, no advance preparation, and minimal downtime after your procedure.

The procedure shouldn’t take more than an hour. UroLift is covered by most major health insurance providers and is 100% covered by Medicare. There is no risk of erectile dysfunction, a common side effect of other BPH procedures.

What happens during a UroLift procedure?

UroLift is done with a local anesthetic, and you’ll be able to return home the same day of your procedure. Once you’re resting comfortably, your practitioner uses the UroLift delivery device to access your enlarged prostate through your urethra.

Tiny UroLift implants are positioned to lift and hold your prostate tissue away from the walls of your urethra. That relieves the pressure that was blocking normal urine flow and restores proper urethra function. Once your doctor is pleased with the implant position, the delivery device is removed and your procedure is done.

UroLift implants are permanent and require no special care. You’ll be back in the swing of your normal routines in no time, free from urinary symptoms associated with BPH.

Learn more through a personalized consultation, which you can book online or by phone today.