Trusted BPH Treatment in Valdosta, GA
Offering UroLift System Treatment
Our goal at the Urological Clinic of Valdosta, PC, is to ensure our patients can live happily without health disruptions. We offer minimally invasive BPH treatment through the UroLift system, so our patients can experience rapid relief and recovery.
Since 1989, our professional and experienced providers have treated various urologic conditions, including prostate complications, erectile dysfunction, and much more. From the moment you enter our office to after your treatment and follow-ups, our team provides personalized attention and care.
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What is BPH?
BPH, also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, is a condition that most commonly affects older men where the prostate becomes enlarged. Over 40 million people and over 500 million aging men are affected worldwide by this condition.
BPH can impact a man’s quality of life even though it is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer. When the prostate enlarges, it can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms from immense pressure on the urethra. Some may experience:
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- A weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot 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. You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire.
What is the UroLift System?
Fortunately, our office provides minimally invasive treatment for BPH with the UroLift® System. This treatment can save men from various BPH medications and extensive surgery by providing rapid relief and quick recovery. You can get back to your life and resume doing the things you enjoy.
Many experience a far more extensive improvement in quality of life after receiving the UroLift® System treatment rather than taking medication. The UroLift® System is the only BPH treatment with no record of causing new or lasting erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction while being a safe and effective treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms.
How does the UroLift System work?
The UroLift® System works by lifting and upholding the enlarged prostate to relieve the urethra. The revolutionary approach eliminates blockage or complications. We use this BPH treatment because it is the only one that does not require heating, cutting, or removal of the prostate tissue. Performed in a physician’s office or ambulatory surgery center, we utilize local anesthesia, and patients typically return home without a catheter the same day.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. Anesthesia typically helps minimize discomfort during the procedure, though everyone’s definition for pain and discomfort varies greatly. Usually, no catheter and no overnight stay are required post-treatment.
What happens post-treatment, during the recovery period? Is medication required?
After the treatment, patients typically go home the same day without a catheter. There is minimal downtime post-treatment, and many patients experience symptom relief in as early as two weeks. Patients may experience some urinary discomfort during the recovery period. The most common side effects are mild to moderate. They include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate, or the inability to control the urge. Most symptoms resolve within two to four weeks after the procedure.
Does the treatment affect my sexual function?
Clinical studies have shown that the UroLift® System treatment does not cause new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction instances. The same cannot always be said of other BPH therapies such as TURP, laser, and even medication.
Does my insurance cover the treatment?
Medicare and all major private insurers cover the UroLift® System treatment. Contact your insurance provider for your specific coverage information.
For more information about BPH treatment and UroLift, please contact us at 229-241-1188 today!