UroLift® for prostate problems (BPH)
We are one of only a few hospitals in the country offering a relatively new treatment option, called UroLift®, for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
What is UroLift®?
The UroLift® system received NICE guidance approval in 2014, as a proven surgical option for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to an enlarged prostate due to BPH. The treatment works by using a number of tiny implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so that it no longer blocks the urethra, resulting in improved urine flow.
UroLift® is unique in that it does not destroy the prostate tissue, meaning that it does not cause erectile dysfunction or permanent urinary incontinence. It is a minimally invasive procedure which can means patients can return home and to normal daily activities soon after treatment.
Am I suitable for this treatment?
For men older than 50 years, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common prostate problem. UroLift® is an alternative for patients looking for something other than drug therapy or more invasive surgery. Treatment might be right for you if any of the following apply to you:
- You do not want to take another pill every day.
- You have tried BPH medication but are unhappy with the side effects.
- You do not want to undergo major surgery due to potential surgical risks of side effects and complications.
- You want a treatment that preserves your sexual function.
- You want to regain your quality of life with minimal recovery time.
What results can I expect?
Typically you will be able to go home after the procedure without a catheter. You should experience rapid symptom relief without complications, as early as two weeks after the procedure. Results are long-lasting, with no medications required to sustain relief.
How much does it cost?
We offer competitive all-inclusive package prices making it easy to pay for your own treatment. Please email us or call 01245 200307 for a price.
We have agreements in place with all of the major health insurance providers. So, if you are insured, please call your insurance company for authorisation.
What are the next steps?
- A GP referral is always very helpful as it will provide your consultant with useful information, but you may be able to self-refer particularly if you are choosing to pay for your own treatment.
- Phone us on 01245 234040 to book an appointment within 72 hours or at a time to suit you.
- Meet one of our urology specialists for an initial consultation to discuss your health and assess your suitability for this treatment.
- If appropriate, a date for the procedure will be arranged which can usually be carried out in a minor treatment under local anaesthetic meaning you should be able to go home the same day without a catheter.