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UroLift® FAQs

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How effective is UroLift®?

UroLift® has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for symptoms related to BPH. Its risk profile is better than most traditional surgical options, and patients report symptom relief better than reported with medications Treatment with the Urolift® System has a risk profile better than surgical procedures that may have serious complications and a long, painful recovery. 1

What is the UroLift® procedure?

The FDA-cleared UroLift System is the only treatment that uses the Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) 1 procedure to treat lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) that can get men off BPH medications and avoid major surgery. It works by inserting permanent implants, in a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, to relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue. 1

UroLift® Side Effects

In clinical studies, most patients reported that their BPH symptoms, which included pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate and/or the inability to control the urge to urinate, were resolved within two to four weeks after having a UroLift® procedure. No new instances of erectile dysfunction were reported. The same cannot be said for TURP, laser, and BPH medications.

What else should I know about the UroLift® system for prostate enlargement?

If you and the specialist decide that the UroLift System treatment is right for you, you will be provided with more detailed information relating to the treatment in your exam. While the procedure itself normally takes less than an hour, you will still need pre-and-post-op appointments so that your doctor can check your progress.

The UroLift System treatment is covered by Medicare and a great deal of other private insurers; it is best to do some research with your individual insurance provider for questions regarding your specific coverage.

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You can also visit the UroLift® website to view more frequently asked questions. https://www.urolift.com/patients/faqs

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