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Upson Urology now offers UroLift

Upson Urology is pleased to now offer patients the UroLift® System, the first permanent implant to treat symptoms due to urinary outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men 50 years of age or older. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013, the UroLift System is designed to relieve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate.

 

“Our hospital system is committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most effective options to address their urology needs,” said urologist Dan Bridges, MD. “The UroLift System has an excellent safety profile and provides men suffering from an enlarged prostate a beneficial first-line treatment alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. Importantly, the UroLift System provides fast and meaningful relief from BPH symptoms, improving overall quality of life for our patients.” 

 

The UroLift System permanent implants, delivered during a minimally-invasive procedure, act like window curtain tie-backs to hold the lobes of an enlarged prostate open. Patients recover from the procedure quickly, and return to their normal routines with minimal downtime.

 

Data from clinical trials showed that patients receiving UroLift experienced a significant improvement in quality of life.  Most common adverse events were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.

 

About BPH Treatment

 

More than 500 million aging men worldwide have an enlarged prostate. Medication is often the first line therapy but relief can be inadequate and temporary.  

 

About UroLift

 

The UroLift System provides an alternative to tissue removing surgery for the treatment of an enlarged prostate. Performed through the urethra, a urologist uses the UroLift System to push aside the obstructive prostate lobes and positions small, tailored permanent UroLift implants to hold the prostate lobes in the retracted position. This opens the urethra while leaving the prostate intact. Adverse reactions associated with UroLift System treatment were comparable to other minimally invasive surgical therapies as well as standard cystoscopy. 

 

 If you have been diagnosed with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), have your primary care physician call 706-647-9412 to set up an appointment.