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prostate enlargement (bph) treatments

urolift

urolift

At Restore Urology, we understand that living with the symptoms of BPH can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience.

We are dedicated to providing our patients with the relief they need.

Urolift is a minimally invasive procedure that can be an effective treatment option for men with BPH who do not want to undergo more invasive surgery. Our team of highly skilled and experienced urologists have performed numerous Urolift procedures with great success. It is a safe and effective procedure that can provide significant relief from urinary symptoms and improve the quality of life for men with BPH.

About UroLift

Urolift is a minimally invasive procedure that is designed to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate, which is a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

UroLift involves placing implants, like staples or tethers, into your prostate which retract the prostatic tissue to open the urethra (urine channel) and improve your urinary flow. This is effective in reducing urinary symptoms related to BPH, such as frequent urination, weak urine flow, and difficulty starting urination.

Whilst a TURP (prostate resection) is the gold standard surgical treatment of an enlarged prostate, many men are looking for a less invasive option. UroLift often requires no postoperative catheter, requires only one night in hospital and has relatively fewer side-effects, and a quick return to normal activities.
Urolift is suitable for men who have moderate to severe BPH symptoms but do not want to undergo more invasive surgery. It is also an option for men who cannot tolerate anesthesia, have bleeding disorders, or are taking medications that increase the risk of bleeding. Urolift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, which means that patients can go home on the same day.
During the procedure, the Urolift device is inserted through the urethra and into the prostate. It consists of small implants that are used to hold the enlarged prostate tissue away from the urethra, which can help to relieve the symptoms of BPH. The procedure is typically done under a combination of light general anaesthetic and local anaesthetic and takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
Patients can expect to experience no discomfort during the procedure and can generally return to normal activities within a few days. The most common side effects of Urolift include pain or discomfort during urination, blood in the urine and urgency to urinate. These side effects are usually temporary and resolve within a few days to a few weeks.
The recovery time for Urolift is much shorter than traditional surgical procedures for BPH, and patients can typically return to work and other normal activities within a few days. Most patients experience significant improvement in their urinary symptoms within a few weeks of the procedure.
Patients may choose Urolift over other BPH treatments because it is minimally invasive and has fewer risks and complications. Often with other prostate treatments, whilst men can still achieve an orgasm, the ejaculate may not be produced. This is known as retrograde ejaculation. UroLift tends not to affect the ejaculation process, so is ideal for men who are keen to preserve their ejaculatory function. The recovery time is shorter than traditional surgical procedures and Urolift has shown effectiveness in reducing urinary symptoms related to BPH in clinical studies and for many of our patients.

Rezum Steam Therapy:
This is a newer procedure that uses the natural energy of steam to shrink excess prostate tissue. It involves injecting sterile water vapor into the prostate, which causes the cells to die off and the tissue to shrink. Rezum is also minimally invasive and can be performed in an outpatient setting.
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TURP:
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess prostate tissue that is blocking the urethra. The procedure is performed using a special tool that is inserted through the urethra, and may require a brief hospital stay.
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GreenLight Laser Therapy
This is another minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser to remove excess prostate tissue. The laser is delivered through a small fiber that is inserted into the urethra, which vapourises the tissue and opens up the urethra. GreenLight Laser therapy is often performed on an outpatient basis and typically has a short recovery time.

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Our team of experienced urologists are highly skilled with the UroLift procedure, so you can trust you will receive the highest level of care and attention throughout the process.