Top Three Considerations in Surgical Treatment for BPH
April 19, 2021
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition that affects about 40 million men in the U.S. Benign growth of the prostate obstructs the urethra and creates urinary symptoms such as frequent daytime urination, getting up at night frequently to urinate, a weak or slow stream, the feeling of not emptying the bladder completely, an urgent need to urinate, or difficulty starting a urinary stream.
When considering surgical options to treat BPH symptoms, men reported that the top three factors that determined the decision were:
-Avoiding a postoperative catheter
-Symptom relief quickly after surgery
-Resolution of symptoms postoperatively
UroLift is typically a one-time, in-office solution that provides rapid relief and recovery of BPH symptoms. The procedure takes under 30 minutes and is performed using local anesthesia in a physician’s office. Most of the time a post procedure catheter isn’t needed, but if it is necessary it is only kept in place for a few days. Research has demonstrated that after one month approximately 80% of men that had the Urolift procedure described their BPH symptoms as “much” or “very much better.” 89% said they would recommend the procedure to other men.
To learn more about BPH and UroLift, contact us today by calling (512) 694-8888 or submitting a form online.
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