Urology Care, P.C. -  - Urology

Urology Care, P.C.

Urologists located in Tucson, AZ

UroLift® provides relief for symptoms associated with benign prostate enlargement without a single incision. The highly trained health care team at Urology Care, P.C. prefers the UroLift procedure for relieving symptoms linked to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) due to its minimally invasive approach and overall effectiveness. For more information about UroLift for BPH, schedule a visit at Urology Care today. Call the office in Tucson, Arizona, or book your appointment online.

UroLift Q & A

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia?

BPH, essentially an enlarged prostate, is a common condition that affects about 50% of men over 50 and as many as 90% of men over the age of 80.

The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and sits just below your bladder. It secretes a fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm found in semen. The small tube (urethra) that carries urine from the bladder and semen through the penis runs through the center of the prostate.

As you age, the prostate gland can enlarge to the point that it interferes with the flow of urine through the urethra.

What are the symptoms of BPH?

BPH symptoms are often of gradual onset and tend to worsen over time. For some men, though, even mild BPH can cause significant symptoms, which may include:

  • Difficulty starting your urine stream and/or dribbling at the end of urination
  • A noticeably weakened urine stream
  • Stopping and starting of the urine stream
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)
  • Inability to completely empty your bladder

Rarely, you may be unable to urinate at all, which requires immediate medical attention. Some men also experience urinary tract infections with BPH.

BPH is not related to prostate cancer but can cause similar symptoms. It’s recommended that you see a qualified urologist like those at Urology Care if you develop difficulty with urination, blood in your urine, or other concerning symptoms.  

What is UroLift?

UroLift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small implants to lift and hold excess prostate gland tissue away from the urethra. This allows urine to flow freely and typically relieves the symptoms of BPH within a couple of weeks.

No incisions are necessary for placement of the implants, which are delivered via the proprietary UroLift device. They remain in place, much like curtain tiebacks, to prevent the prostate gland from pressing against the urethra.

It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning no overnight hospital stay, and anesthetic is used to prevent discomfort.

You don’t have to live with the urinary symptoms of BPH. Many effective treatments exist for this often-frustrating condition, including minimally invasive UroLift. For full details regarding treatments for BPH, schedule a visit at Urology Care today. Call the office or book your appointment online.