How Soon Can I Return To Work After UroLift® For BPH?
Men who suffer from BPH symptoms – such as frequent urination, pelvic pain, and urinary leakage – often find everyday life frustrating and even embarrassing. For patients who are in search of a minimally invasive BPH solution that does not involve incisions, medications, or a lengthy recovery period, board-certified urologists Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian and Dr. Ali Kasraeian are proud to offer UroLift at Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL. With this cutting-edge treatment, men can achieve rapid, convenient, and long-lasting relief from their BPH symptoms and resume their normal daily activities within just a few days. Keep reading for more information on how UroLift works, when you can expect results, and what side effects you may experience.
What causes frequent urination in men?
One of the most common causes of urinary frequency in men is an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). When the prostate becomes enlarged, the extra prostatic tissue can lead to a number of irritative and obstructive voiding symptoms, including:
- Obstructed voiding
- Difficulty urinating
- Frequent urination
- Urinary urgency
- Dribbling urinary stream
- Urinary stream stops and starts
- Leakage of urine
- Pelvic pain
- Blood in the urine
What are my treatment options for BPH with frequency?
Depending on the nature, cause, and severity of your BPH symptoms, you may qualify for one or more of the following treatments:
- Medical therapy
- Laser ablation
- Surgical reduction of prostate
During your initial consultation for BPH in Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Kasraeian will discuss your symptoms, review any medical records and imaging studies you may have, and perform a digital rectal exam (DRE) to determine how enlarged your prostate may be and what treatment option is most suitable for you. Generally speaking, men who have a moderately enlarged prostate with urinary frequency and prefer a BPH treatment that does not require medication or an extended recovery period can be considered candidates for UroLift.
How does UroLift for BPH work?
The UroLift system offers patients the opportunity to improve their BPH and frequency symptoms more conveniently than ever. This minimally invasive procedure is typically performed using local anesthesia with sedation and can be completed in our office in under an hour. With the patient lying on their back, a thin endoscopic instrument will be inserted through the penis. Dr. Kasraeian will then precisely place an implant on either side of the urethra to push prostatic tissue to the sides and release pressure on the urethra, resulting in a significant improvement in the patient’s BPH symptoms. With the urethra unobstructed, patients are typically able to void more comfortably with a steadier, more reliable stream.
Will I need to take time off work after UroLift?
One of the most compelling benefits of UroLift vs. other BPH treatments is that the majority of patients enjoy a speedy recovery and few side effects after UroLift. In fact, most men are able to return to work within 2 – 3 days after a UroLift procedure. With this in mind, many patients schedule UroLift heading into a weekend, meaning they may not need to take any time off of work at all. When side effects occur – which may include blood in the urine, temporarily increased frequency, and pelvic discomfort – they are typically mild and resolve within 1 – 3 weeks.
Following the very short 1 – 3 day recovery period associated with UroLift, many patients enjoy long-term results.
Stay comfortable, confident, and in control with UroLift in Jacksonville, FL
Don’t spend another work day, family trip, or special occasion going back and forth to the bathroom. Take control of your BPH-related frequency with minimally invasive UroLift. To learn more about the remarkable results that may be possible for you with UroLift BPH treatment in Jacksonville, FL, call Kasraeian Urology to schedule your consultation with board-certified urologists Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian today.