22 June 2018
For patients suffering from an enlarged prostate or BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: a non-cancerous growth of the prostate, which causes it to enlarge and press on the urethra), there is a new innovative, cost-effective, short and non-invasive treatment for this common condition.
Consultant Urologist, Mr Neil Barber now offers the UroLift service to NHS patients via NHS e-referral at Spire Clare Park Hospital.
Mr Barber commented “Clinical data has shown that the UroLift System is safe and effective in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH. I was national lead for pan European multi-centre study evaluating this exciting new treatment and therefore an early user and a UK authority on the PUL procedure. I am registered as a proctor and teach other surgeons how to perform the procedure both in the UK and Europe”.
The procedure helps open up the blocked urethra using inserted implants to lift or hold up the prostate tissue.
- It does not involve cutting, heating or removing any of the tissue, which can have long term side effects on erectile function and urinary incontinence.
- The treatment is completed in less than 30 minutes, can prevent lengthy unnecessary stays in hospital, and targets the problem area for patients with increased accuracy and better outcomes and healing.
- UroLift doesn’t require an overnight stay and the patient can typically return to normal daily activities soon after treatment.
- It’s the only procedure for BPH that preserves sexual functions.