Problematic prostate? UroLift may be the answer!

03 December 2019

UroLift is a new, minimally invasive treatment we offer here at Spire Harpenden to help open up the blocked urethra using inserted implants to lift or hold up the prostate tissue. This method is used to treat men who have an enlarged prostate or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasis (BHP, a non-cancerous growth of the prostate).

If you’ve been suffering from an enlarged prostate or BHP, it is likely that you’ve been experiencing urinary problems such as:

  • Frequent need to go to the toilet
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • Delay or difficulty on starting urination
  • Feeling that you can’t completely empty your bladder
  • A stream that starts and stops and is weak

It is important to note that not everybody who experiences the above symptoms requires treatment. For some individuals, the severity of the symptoms are mild, however for others they can have a detrimental affect upon their lives, requiring them to seek treatment.

Consultant Urologist Mr Aza Mohammed offers the UroLift procedure here at Spire Harpenden Hospital. Mr Mohammed states that UroLift procedure is an ideal option for men with prostatic symptoms who are sexually active who would like to preserve their erectile and ejaculatory functions. It would help early return to normal activities due to the minimally-invasive nature of the procedure.

Prior to your treatment you’ll have a consultation with Mr Mohammed, during which your medical history, symptoms and concerns will be discussed. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, medication to relax the muscles or shrink the prostate may be advised.

The procedure typically lasts around 10 - 15 minutes and is performed under a local or light general anaesthetic. UroLift is usually a day case and therefore you’ll be able to return home the same day. Your consultant is likely to want to see you six weeks after your operation to see how you’re doing.

If you have any concerns or questions about the UroLift procedure, or any other treatment offered here at Spire Harpenden Hospital, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01582 714 420 or make an enquiry.

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