Prostatic Urethral Lift - the UroLift® System at Brentwood Hospital
At Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, we now perform this revolutionary procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. Our state-of-the-art Brentwood hospital is home to a highly experienced team of men's health specialist consultants. We pride ourselves on giving high standards of care and treatment in a clean and safe environment. Read more…
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What is the UroLift® System?
The UroLift® System treatment is a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate, or BPH, that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue.
Why choose a prostate urethral lift?
This revolutionary treatment involves no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. If medication has failed to relieve your symptoms and you don’t want to have major surgery or take pills, this procedure is an effective alternative treatment.
What happens during the procedure?
The surgeon places small implants to hold the enlarged prostate out of the way and increase the urethral opening. Imagine your enlarged prostate being like a closed pair of curtains then opened and secured in place with the implants.
The procedure is quick and takes around 15 minutes.
There is minimal downtime post-treatment and often men can return to normal day to day activities within 24 hours. You can resume sexual activity when you feel comfortable.
Patients usually experience symptom relief within 4 weeks. During this period, you may experience some discomfort when urinating. Common side effects may include blood in the urine and an increased urge to pee.
Preparing for the procedure
Will I need further treatment?
Risks and complications
Potential complications of this procedure are rare but can include:
- Temporary difficulties in passing urine (you will be taught how to self-catheterise prior to the procedure in case this may occur)
- Incorrect implant positioning