When medications aren’t an effective treatment for your benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms, you may want to consider UroLift®. This minimally invasive procedure provides rapid relief from BPH symptoms. The team at Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates offers many innovative treatments for BPH, including the UroLift system. To schedule a consultation with the experts, call the office in Springdale, Rogers, Siloam Springs, or Eureka Springs, Arkansas, or use the online booking button.
BPH is an enlarged prostate, and it’s a common condition that affects men as they get older. When the prostate gland enlarges, it compresses the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from your bladder and out of your body.
Compression of your urethra may cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency, weak urine flow, or an increase in nighttime urination (nocturia).
The Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates team offers many treatment options for BPH to ease your uncomfortable symptoms, including medications, in-office procedures, and surgery.
The UroLift® system is one of the treatments available at the innovative urology practice.
UroLift is one of the in-office treatments the team at Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates offers for the treatment of BPH. The UroLift system uses tiny implants that lift and hold your enlarged prostate to ease the tension around your urethra and improve urine flow.
UroLift is a minimally invasive treatment the team performs at the office. The team may recommend this procedure if your enlarged prostate is small to moderate in size and you don’t want to take medication to treat your BPH symptoms.
Your urologist reviews the details of UroLift at your initial consultation. The procedure takes about an hour. Your urologist administers a mild sedative prior to the procedure to control pain and anxiety.
During the procedure, your urologist inserts the UroLift device through your urethra to gain access to your enlarged prostate. Then, they place the UroLift implants, lifting and holding your enlarged prostate tissue away from the urethra, unblocking the flow of urine.
The implants remain in place and your urologist removes the UroLift device.
The team sends you to the recovery area after the procedure and then discharges you home. You should arrange to have someone drive you home after your UroLift.
Though recovery time varies, you should be able to resume most of your usual activities within 2-3 days after the minimally invasive procedure.
During your recovery, you may experience bleeding or a burning sensation when urinating. These side effects usually resolve within 2-3 weeks.
When BPH symptoms affect your quality of life, the UroLift system may help. To learn more about UroLift, call Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates, or schedule a consultation online today.