As you age, you might experience the need to make more frequent visits to the washroom. The enlargement of the prostate is the main cause of this symptom. Fortunately, with innovative medicine advancements, minimally invasive treatments for benign prostate enlargement such as the Urolift System relieve these symptoms. At Premier Medical Group, a board-certified urologist and men’s health specialist Jaspreet Singh, DO, provides exceptional Urolift® in Kingston to treat benign prostate enlargement. For more information about how the minimally invasive treatment can help you, call or schedule an appointment online today.
What Exactly Is Urolift?
Urolift is a minimally invasive technique for treating benign prostate enlargement, also referred to as BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia). The prostate is a small gland located under your bladder and has the function of producing semen. The urethra, which transports urine from your bladder to your penis, passes through your prostate gland. The prostate gland goes through two growth phases. The first phase happens during puberty when your prostate grows up to double its size. The second growth phase occurs at the age of 25 years, which continues growing throughout your life. As you age, the prostate might grow so big, blocking your urethra and urine flow, causing several urinary symptoms. Urolift aims at treating this condition to relieve your symptoms.
Are You the Right Candidate For Urolift?
When you visit a urologist with urinary symptoms, the doctor does a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for UroLift treatment. Dr. Singh is experienced in the diagnosis and management of benign prostate enlargement, and he will recommend the treatment depending on your symptom severity. The doctor might recommend medical management, including prescription medication, to relieve your symptoms. However, if the medical management fails to relieve your symptoms or you suffer adverse side effects from the medication, he might suggest you undertake the UroLift procedure. Dr. Singh has years of experience in performing UroLift System treatment for successful results.
What Should You Expect During the Urolift Procedure?
The UroLift procedure is carried out at an in-office appointment that takes about one hour. The treatment technique is done without heating, cutting, or removal of prostate tissue. The doctor will start by administering anesthesia before the UroLift procedure to prevent any discomfort. During the procedure, the doctor puts the UroLift Delivery Device into your urethra via the tip of your penis and threads it up to the blockage. The UroLift implant is then placed around your enlarged prostate to lift the tissue and open up the urethra to restore your urine flow and relieve your symptoms. After the treatment, the doctor gives you instructions on several activity modifications and expected downtime for recovery. Although the results might vary, most of the patients will see symptom improvements in about two weeks.
To sum up, you should not suffer any longer with urinary symptoms due to an enlarged benign prostate. At Premier Medical Group, Dr. Singh provides effective UroLift system treatment to treat your condition and relieve your symptoms. To get started with your UroLift procedure, call or schedule an appointment online today.