What Is UroLift® And How Can It Help Treat My BPH?
If you are struggling with the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), you know just how irritating, disruptive, and uncomfortable they can be. While there are a number of medications and procedures available for BPH, many of them have unappealing side effects, lengthy recovery periods, and other downsides. At Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, board-certified urologists Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian and Dr. Ali Kasraeian understand the frustrating nature of BPH and are committed to helping patients restore normal urinary function in the most convenient way and with the most long-lasting results possible. Read on to learn more about the compelling benefits of UroLift for BPH, including the fact that no medication is necessary and patients can keep their sexual function intact.
How do I know if I have BPH?
BPH refers to the benign enlargement of the male prostate gland, which is located around the urethra. When the prostate becomes enlarged, it often constricts or even obstructs the urethra, which can cause a variety of uncomfortable urinary symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of BPH include:
- Difficulty urinating
- Pushing or straining to void
- Constant need to urinate
- Frequent urination
- Obstructed voiding
During a urologic evaluation with Dr. Kasraeian, which may include a digital rectal exam (DRE and/or imaging studies, patients can gain further insight into whether their obstructive voiding symptoms may be associated with BPH.
What treatment options do I have for BPH?
Available options for treating BPH will depend on the patient’s overall health, his current list of medications, the nature and severity of his symptoms, and other personal factors. Some of the most frequently used BPH solutions include oral medication and surgical reduction of the prostate. For patients seeking an alternative to traditional BPH treatments and medications, which often affect their sexual dysfunction or require an extended recovery period, Dr. Kasraeian may recommend UroLift.
How does UroLift for BPH work?
UroLift is a highly beneficial BPH treatment option that can be performed in our office in a matter of minutes. During a UroLift procedure, Dr. Kasraeian will insert the UroLift delivery device through the urethra in order to place tiny implants that lift and hold the enlarged prostate away from the urethra. Without the obstructive pressure of the enlarged prostate, patients can enjoy improved urinary function virtually immediately. Compared with medications and BPH surgery, the benefits of UroLift are numerous. These include:
- One-time procedure
- Long-lasting results
- Treats the structural cause of obstructive voiding rather than the symptoms
- No medication required
- Does not impact erectile function
- Does not require general anesthesia
- No recovery period
During your initial consultation for BPH treatment in Jacksonville, FL, Drs. Ali and Ahmad Kasraeian will thoroughly discuss your symptoms, listen to your concerns and goals, explain all of your available options at length, and determine whether you are a candidate for UroLift.
Regain confidence and control with UroLift for BPH in Jacksonville, FL
BPH affects millions of men each year and can take a major toll on patients’ confidence, comfort, lifestyle, and more. Join the many men who have found long-term relief from BPH with a one-time UroLift treatment at Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL. To learn more about minimally invasive UroLift for BPH, call to schedule your private consultation with either of our esteemed board-certified urologists, Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian, today!