UroLift BPH Treatment Near Charlotte, North Carolina
What is the UroLift System?
UroLift is a patented system used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland, which affects many men, typically those of an older age. This common condition makes it difficult to urinate as the prostate grows and constricts the flow of urine from the bladder to the urethra. Other problems of the urinary system can also occur as the result of an enlarged prostate.
How UroLift Works
During a simple in-office procedure, Dr. Hettiarachchi will be able to use the UroLift Delivery Device to insert UroLift Implants around the prostate. These implants work to lift the prostate and pull the edges of the prostate away from the urethra, leaving it open for improved urinary flow.
Other Conditions Caused by BPH
- An inflamed prostate
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Kidney stones
- Bladder stones
- Scarring of the bladder tissue
- Urinary retention
- Nerve damage near the bladder
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
Benefits of the UroLift System
UroLift possesses many advantages over traditional treatment methods, the primary being that no cuts or sutures are required with UroLift. A local anesthetic is typically all that patients need during their insertion procedure, and they can often return home soon after they are treated for BPH.
Results of UroLift are also long lasting. No maintenance is needed, which gives patients the ability to quickly return to their regular activities with renewed control over their urinary system.
Is UroLift Right for You?
If your BPH has worsened to a point where it affects your daily life and overall quality of life, it may be time to consider treatment. An assessment known as the International Prostate System Score is often used to determine the severity of an individual’s BPH symptoms.
If you are looking to take action to treat your BPH, or would like to get more information about the UroLift System, please contact Dr. Hettiarachchi from Piedmont Urology today to schedule an appointment.