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Urolift BPH Treatment in Metro Atlanta

The UroLift procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH occurs when the prostate gland, which is located below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, grows in size and causes urinary problems.

The Bhalani Urology Institute is a Center of Excellence in Urolift.

The Procedure

During the UroLift procedure, Dr. Bhalani uses a special device to insert small implants into the prostate. These implants act like tiny anchors and help to hold the prostate tissue away from the urethra, creating a wider passage for urine to flow through.

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with or without nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and takes about 10 minutes to complete.  Dr. Bhalani uses a scope called a cystoscope to access the prostate through the urethra. He then places the UroLift implants into the prostate using small delivery devices. The implants are positioned strategically to compress and hold the enlarged prostate lobes apart, opening up the urinary channel.

The Benefits

The UroLift procedure is considered minimally invasive because it does not involve cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue. This means that the recovery time is usually quicker compared to traditional surgery. The procedure typically takes less than an hour, and most patients can go home the same day.

After the UroLift procedure, you may experience some temporary side effects such as frequent urination or blood in the urine. However, these symptoms usually resolve within a few weeks. The procedure has been shown to provide relief from BPH symptoms and improve urine flow without causing sexual dysfunction, which can be a concern with other treatments.

Urolift diagram.

It’s important to note that the UroLift procedure may not be suitable for everyone, and it’s best to consult with a urologist who can evaluate your specific condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for you. Call our office to schedule a consultation at (678) 321-7227.

Urolift Treatment in Atlanta, GA.

FAQs

UroLift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue away from the urethra. This helps to relieve the symptoms of BPH without removing any prostate tissue.

UroLift is typically recommended for men with BPH who experience urinary symptoms like frequent urination, difficulty starting and stopping urination, weak urine flow, and the feeling of not emptying the bladder completely.

During the UroLift procedure, a urologist inserts a scope through the urethra to access the prostate. Small implants are then placed to hold the obstructing prostate tissue apart, allowing urine to flow freely.

UroLift is generally well-tolerated by most patients. Local or general anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, some men may experience mild discomfort or urinary symptoms, but this typically resolves within a few days.

UroLift is considered a safe procedure with minimal risk of side effects or complications. However, some potential side effects may include mild pain, urinary tract infection, blood in the urine, or difficulty urinating temporarily. Serious complications are rare.

Most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days after the UroLift procedure. There is typically minimal downtime, and recovery time varies from person to person.

UroLift has been shown to be effective in relieving BPH symptoms in many patients. It can improve urinary flow and reduce symptoms such as urgency, frequency, and the feeling of incomplete emptying.

Some patients may be able to reduce or discontinue their BPH medications after the UroLift procedure, but this should be discussed with your urologist.

UroLift is a relatively new procedure, but studies suggest that its benefits can be sustained over the long term. It’s important to follow up with your urologist for regular check-ups.

If you are experiencing BPH symptoms and are considering UroLift, consult with a urologist who can evaluate your specific condition and discuss whether UroLift is a suitable treatment option for you. They will consider factors such as the size and shape of your prostate and your overall health.

Remember that the specific details of your UroLift procedure and recovery may vary, so it’s important to have a thorough discussion with your urologist to address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.

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