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The UroLift® System is a New Alternative to Medications and Surgery to Treat BPH/Enlarged Prostate

UroLift, the minimally invasive approach to treating BPH, lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra, relieving urinary symptoms.  Permanent implants are inserted utilizing a special delivery device and act like “window curtain tie-backs,” holding the lobes of the enlarged prostate open to relieve obstruction of the urethra. There is no cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue involved.

The UroLift Procedure – What You Can Expect

One of Colorado Urology’s specially trained urologists will perform the UroLift procedure. This outpatient procedure is typically performed in the physician’s office under local anesthesia.

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Enlarged Prostate

An enlarged prostate can narrow or even block the urethra, causing urinary symptoms associated with BPH.

 

 

 

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Step 1:

The UroLift Delivery Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.

 

 

 

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Step 2:

Small UroLift implants are permanently placed to lift or hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra. The permanent implants are delivered through a small needle that comes out of the UroLift Delivery Device and into the prostate.

 

 

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Step 3:

The UroLift Delivery Device is removed, leaving an open urethra designed to provide symptom relief.

 

 

 

 

Advantages of the UroLift System

  • A minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime in normal daily activities
  • An outpatient procedure which can be done under local or light sedation
  • No catheter placement is needed
  • The only treatment that preserves sexual function – typically, no sexual side effects such as erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory dysfunction
  • Covered by almost all insurance carriers, and reduces ongoing medication costs
  • Lower urinary tract symptom relief in as early as two weeks after treatment

Risks

  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Temporary urge incontinence
  • Temporary urinary urgency
  • Temporary pelvic pain
  • Very rarely, migrated clips may need to be removed

 

Colorado Urology UroLift Center of Excellence

UroLift Center of Excellence

Colorado Urology BPH specialists – Thomas Facelle, M.D., John Kefer, M.D., Ph.D., and Ali Sarram, M.D. – are among the only urologists in the Denver region to have been designated as UroLift Centers of Excellence, demonstrating their high level of expertise in performing the UroLift procedure with great success.

 

UroLift® Centers of Excellence

Thomas M. Facelle, M.D.

Thomas M. Facelle

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, General Urology, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Metabolic Management of Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Robotic surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Surgical Management of Stone Disease More...

John C. Kefer, M.D., Ph.D

John C. Kefer

M.D., Ph.D

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, General Urology, Kidney Stone Treatment and Prevention, Minimally Invasive Management of Prostate Cancer and Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, Single-Site, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Urinary Incontinence, UroLift

Ali M. Sarram, M.D.

Ali M. Sarram

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic & Robotic Kidney Surgery, Minimally Invasive/Robotic Urologic Surgery, Robotic Prostatectomy, Single-Site, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Urinary Incontinence, UroLift, Vasectomy More...

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