UroLift® for BPH
Dr. Rao Sunkavally, a board certified urologist and specializes in advanced treatments for the treatment of BPH. Dr. Sunkavally forms a partnership with you, your personal physician, and your family. His educational background, technical expertise, and individualized attention to his patients have made him a well-respected member of the medical community.
Dr. Sunkavally now provides treatment with the UroLift® System is typically a one-time, in-office solution that provides rapid relief and recovery for men living with symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It breaks the cycle of medications and how they make a person feel, all without the risks of traditional surgery. Dr. Sunkavally’s goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects nearly 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
A Minimally Invasive BPH Treatment
The simple UroLift System treatment typically performed in the doctor’s office uses tiny implants to hold open the obstructed pathway that’s blocking urine flow, addressing the blockage, not just continuously treating enlarged prostate (BPH) symptoms. Most patients return home immediately and experience a speedy recovery.
Advantages of the UroLift® System
- A minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime in normal daily activities
- An outpatient procedure which can be done under local or light sedation
- No catheter placement is needed
- The only treatment that preserves sexual function – typically, no sexual side effects such as erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory dysfunction
- Covered by almost all insurance carriers, and reduces ongoing medication costs
- Lower urinary tract symptom relief in as early as two weeks after treatment