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About BPH

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very
common condition that affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men
in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH1

. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate
cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
• Frequent need to urinate both day and night
• Weak or slow urinary stream
• A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
• Difficulty or delay in starting urination
• Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
• A urinary stream that stops and starts

If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.2
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS)
questionnaire.

What is the UroLift System?

Treatment with the UroLift® System uses a minimally invasive approach that provides rapid relief and recovery of BPH
symptoms.1
It is an earlier treatment option that can get men off BPH medications and avoid major surgery. The goal
of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily
activities.
The UroLift® System treatment has demonstrated a significant improvement in quality of life for patients that is
greater than reported for medications. The UroLift® System is the only BPH procedure shown not to cause new and
lasting erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction*, while being a safe and effective treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms
due to BPH.

How Does The UroLift® System Work?

The UroLift® System uses a revolutionary approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue so
it no longer blocks the urethra. It is the only available BPH treatment performed by a urologist that does not require
heating, cutting, or removal of the prostate tissue. The procedure is typically performed using local anesthesia in a
physician’s office or ambulatory surgery center. Patients typically return home the same day without a catheter.1

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Who is a good candidate for the UroLift® System treatment?

You may be a good candidate if you are a male, 45 years of age or older, and have symptoms relating to BPH. Speak with your urologist to see if the UroLift® System treatment is right for you. If you have a known allergy to nickel, titanium or stainless steel, talk to your doctor about your allergy before getting a UroLift System treatment.

What should I expect during the treatment? Is it painful? How long does it take?

The procedure, which usually takes about an hour, may be performed under local or general anesthesia and you may be given medication to feel comfortable during the treatment. This typically helps minimize discomfort during the procedure, though everyone’s definition for pain and discomfort varies greatly. Typically, no catheter and no overnight stay is required post-treatment1 .

What happens post-treatment, during the recovery period? Are meds required?

After the treatment, patients typically go home the same day without a catheter. There is minimal downtime posttreatment and many patients experience symptom relief in as early as 2 weeks. Patients may experience some urinary discomfort during the recovery period. Most common side effects are mild to moderate and include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate and/or the inability to control the urge. Most symptoms resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.

Does the treatment affect my sexual function?

Clinical studies have shown the UroLift® System treatment does not cause new, sustained instances of erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction1 . The same cannot always be said of other BPH therapies such as TURP, laser, and even medication.1

Does my insurance cover the treatment?

The UroLift® System treatment is covered by Medicare and all major private insurers. Contact your insurance provider for your specific coverage information.

About us

Urological Clinic of Valdosta, P.C. has provided patients with the most comprehensive urological health care in Valdosta and the surrounding counties since 1989. Our team is dedicated to providing service for the full spectrum of urologic conditions to patients of any age, male and female. Dr. Mike S. Chiang, Dr. Patrick M. Parker, Brad Ridge, PA and Dewayne Blanton, PA are available to treat all of your urological needs. 

Contact Info

Address

3294 N Oak St Ext
Valdosta, GA 31605

Phone

(229) 241-1188

Fax

229-245-7106

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