How Long Can the Results of a UroLift® Procedure Last?

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For men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), even the simplest of everyday routines — like exercising, going to work, or riding in the car — can be frustrating and sometimes embarrassing due to urinary leakage, urgency, and other symptoms of an enlarged prostate. While there are a variety of medical and surgical BPH treatment options available today, many men prefer to avoid prescription medications and the downsides associated with invasive surgery. At Kasraeian Urology, board-certified urologists Drs. Ali and Ahmad Kasraeian understand their patients' desires to achieve convenient, lasting relief from BPH symptoms without an extended recovery period or the lifelong use of oral medications. With this in mind, we are proud to offer UroLift in Jacksonville, FL as a long-lasting and even indefinite, in some cases, solution for mitigating the disruptive and uncomfortable symptoms of prostatic enlargement. Find answers to common UroLift FAQs here, including how the procedure works and how long you can expect your UroLift results to last.

How does UroLift help with BPH?

UroLift is a revolutionary and innovative, minimally invasive procedure designed to improve or even get rid of some symptoms of BPH, including:

  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary urgency
  • Dribbling or spraying urinary stream
  • Urinary leakage
  • Pushing or straining to void
  • Blood in the urine
  • Nocturia (nighttime urination)

Rather than rely on oral medications or the destruction of prostatic tissue, UroLift works by relieving pressure on the urethra — the tube through which urine flows from the bladder — that is caused by an enlarged prostate. During a UroLift procedure, Dr. Kasraeian uses a specialized endoscopic tool to precisely insert implants on either side of the urethra. These implants gently pull and hold the excess prostatic tissue away from the urethra, minimizing pressure and allowing the urine to once again flow normally.

Are there any side effects with UroLift?

Most men find UroLift treatment to be relatively tolerable and convenient with few side effects. For the first few weeks after treatment, it is normal to experience some mild discomfort, tenderness, light blood in the urine, and urgency, which typically resolve on their own. Lasting side effects are extremely rare with UroLift.

How long does UroLift last for BPH relief?

Like almost any treatment or procedure, the results (and their longevity) of UroLift for BPH can vary somewhat from patient to patient. Generally speaking, however, most men who are otherwise in good urologic health can expect their UroLift results to last for many years and, in some cases, indefinitely. The UroLift implants themselves are typically considered safe and appropriate as lifelong devices. Should a patient's BPH symptoms worsen or change over time, a revision procedure may help restore their initial results, or Dr. Kasraeian may recommend another treatment mechanism to provide the most adequate level of relief possible.

Throughout your course of care, Dr. Kasraeian will closely monitor your BPH and any other urologic symptoms or conditions you may develop, adjusting your treatment recommendations accordingly to help you stay dry, comfortable, and confident for as long as possible.

Regain your confidence and comfort with UroLift BPH treatment in Jacksonville, FL

Don't let BPH disrupt your life any longer. With UroLift implants, you can join the many men who are enjoying significant and lasting relief from prostate enlargement. Take the first step toward feeling more like yourself again by calling Kasraeian Urology to schedule your Jacksonville, FL UroLift consultation with board-certified urologists Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.