If you’ve been experiencing urinary problems, you may be suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common condition that causes urinary dysfunction. Urology of Greater Atlanta, serving the communities of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Blue Ridge, Griffin, Jackson, Riverdale, and Stockbridge, Georgia, has a team of distinguished urologists who can provide expert diagnosis and a range of effective treatments, including the innovative UroLift® System, to address BPH and other prostate disorders. Call the clinic today to schedule an appointment, or book online.
UroLift® is a minimally invasive treatment option that offers effective relief from the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Patients with BPH have an enlarged prostate gland that blocks the urethra, causing problems with urination. The UroLift System relieves symptoms by raising the prostate, lifting it so that it no longer presses on your urethra.
BPH affects the prostate, a walnut-sized gland under the neck of your bladder that secretes an alkaline fluid required for semen production during ejaculation. Your urethra is the channel through which urine passes from the bladder to the penis, and it runs through the prostate gland. If the prostate enlarges, it presses on the urethra and causes symptoms, such as:
Enlargement of the prostate is common among men as they age, and is unrelated to prostate cancer. BPH does affect a man’s quality of life, however, which is why Urology of Greater Atlanta treats the condition with UroLift.
UroLift doesn’t involve any heating or incision, and your Urology of Greater Atlanta urologist doesn’t remove any prostate tissue. All you need is a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
Your urologist passes the UroLift delivery device up the urethra to the prostate, then places the UroLift implants into the optimum position to hold the prostate up and away from the urethra. Your urologist then removes the device, and the procedure is complete.
You should be able to return home the same day, with few, if any, after effects. The UroLift System is an alternative solution to medication and invasive surgical procedures, both of which have potential risks. There’s significant evidence of successful outcomes in men treated with UroLift, and studies show that UroLift doesn’t cause any new or lasting problems with erection or ejaculation.
UroLift starts working as soon as the implants are in place, as they unblock the urethra, resulting in an immediate improvement in urinary function. Results for each patient can vary, but men typically experience rapid relief of their symptoms and a noticeable increase in their quality of life.
If you have symptoms of BPH or you would like to try a new, innovative treatment for your existing condition, UroLift is a safe, effective option that could restore your urinary function quickly and easily. Find out more by calling Urology of Greater Atlanta today or by booking an appointment online.