Enlarged prostate (or BPH) is a common condition that affects 40% of men over age 50 and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH.
Luckily, there is now a new procedure called the UroLift System that can solve the issue within an hour! Dr. Steven Gange, MD from Summit Urology Group joined us to explain how it works.
He shared that the prostate is a walnut sized gland that sits below the bladder. Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH refers to the enlargement of the prostate that occurs as men age. Men who have symptoms may notice an urgency or frequent need to empty their bladders, difficulty emptying their bladders, leakage, a urinary stream that stops and starts or most commonly waking up at night to urinate.
The UroLift System is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in the office setting in under an hour.Dr. Gange said it does not require any cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. The urologist uses the UroLift device to lift and move the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra (the passageway that urine flows through). Tiny implants are placed to hold the tissue in place, like tiebacks on a window curtain, leaving an unobstructed pathway for urine to flow normally again.
Call Summit Urology Group at (385) 274-0303 or visit uroliftdrgange.com for more information.
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