Urolift is a brand-new way to treat your enlarged prostate.
An enlarged prostate can cause a wide variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Medically known as Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (or BPH), an enlarged prostate is a relatively common condition, especially as men age.
Traditionally, BPH was treated using TURP surgery, a procedure that usually involves trimming the size of the prostate. Urolift, however, can treat an enlarged prostate without any such trimming and without relying on medication. As a result, the novel Urolift approach available to patients at the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center can eliminate the need for painful surgery and lead to an increased quality of life for patients with BPH.
An enlarged prostate can cause issues with the bladder and urinary tract. For example, many men will report increasing trouble with urination as the prostate size increases.
Urolift is an outpatient procedure designed to eliminate the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This novel procedure can be performed by urologists at the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center. As with any outpatient surgery, patients will be able to return home the same day as their procedure.
Patients can expect the following during their urolift procedure:
Because no damage occurs to the prostate, there is usually no need to leave a catheter in place after a Urolift procedure. Most patients are able to resume most normal activities, including returning to work, within 2-3 days of the procedure. Your urologist will provide you with more individualized recovery instruction. Check out this animated video to learn more about the urolift procedure!
Urolift is a relatively novel approach to treating an enlarged prostate. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, Urolift is a viable alternative to both medication and surgery. Urolift generally offers the following benefits over other traditional BPH treatments:
In general, Urolift can generate the same results with an easier recovery period. And that’s something patients truly appreciate.
For Iowa City ASC Urolift patients, there are significant benefits to undergoing a Urolift procedure as an outpatient surgery. Some of those benefits include:
Urolift is becoming an increasingly popular way to treat an enlarged prostate. Because it’s non-invasive, Urolift can be an attractive solution–you can enjoy the relief of your symptoms without a lengthy or uncomfortable recovery process.
Only a urologist with admitting privileges to the Iowa City ASC can refer you for a procedure at our ambulatory surgery center. If you want to have your Urolift procedure performed at the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center, talk to your urologist or doctor about how to seek a referral.
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