How Safe is the UroLift® Procedure for an Enlarged Prostate?

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At Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, board-certified urologists Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian and Dr. Ali Kasraeian understand the tremendous impact that BPH symptoms can have on a man’s comfort and overall quality of life. Not only that, but our entire team is committed to providing BPH treatment solutions that are safe, effective, and reliable — helping give patients the relief and peace of mind they deserve. Keep reading to find answers to some common questions about the UroLift procedure, including what results patients can expect and what side effects or complications may be possible after UroLift. 


What are the symptoms of BPH? 

BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, can cause various urinary symptoms that can significantly impact a man's quality of life. These may include:  

  • Frequency 
  • Urgency 
  • Dribbling urinary stream 
  • Spraying urinary stream 
  • Incontinence 
  • Pushing or straining to void 
  • Difficulty urinating 
  • Pain or burning on urination 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to consult with a urologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendation. While BPH is not cancerous or precancerous, the symptoms of BPH can mimic those of more serious conditions, making it even more important to obtain an accurate diagnosis. If your symptoms are found to be the result of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — or an enlarged prostate — UroLift may be an appropriate treatment option for you. 


What is UroLift? 

UroLift is a minimally invasive procedure designed to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, or BPH. Unlike traditional surgical options, UroLift does not involve cutting, incisions, or anything else that physically removes prostatic tissue. Instead, it uses small implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue away from the urethra, creating a wider opening for urine to more freely flow through. 


Is UroLift safe? 

The UroLift procedure is a minimally invasive procedure for treating the symptoms of BPH and has helped over 100,000 patients find reliable relief. UroLift is widely considered to be among the safest BPH treatments available today, as there is no incision, tissue removal, laser energy, and other such methods involved. 


Does UroLift have any possible risks or complications? 

The UroLift procedure has a low risk of side effects and complications compared to traditional surgical options. Potential risks may include temporary urinary difficulties, mild discomfort, blood in urine, and urinary tract infection. However, serious complications are rare, and these temporary side effects are usually mild and resolve quickly. Notably, UroLift does not directly cause or contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED), which is a common concern that deters men from seeking BPH treatment. 


What is the recovery like after UroLift? 

Patients typically experience minimal downtime after the UroLift procedure. Most can resume normal activities within a few days. In fact, the majority of patients return home without a catheter after UroLift. 


Why should I consider UroLift vs. other BPH treatments? 

Some of the most compelling reasons to consider UroLift vs. surgery and other BPH procedures include:  

  • Minimally invasive 
  • Provides long-term relief from urinary symptoms 
  • Has a remarkably low risk of side effects and complications 
  • Not shown to cause or worsen ED 
  • Recovery is quicker compared to many other BPH treatments 


You don’t have to sacrifice your health and safety to get BPH relief with UroLift in Jacksonville, FL 

To learn more about the safety and benefits of the UroLift procedure for BPH, call Kasraeian Urology to schedule a consultation with Jacksonville, FL board-certified urologists Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian and Dr. Ali Kasraeian today. 

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