Prostatic urethral lift implant

Urological procedure for enlarged prostate

Surgical procedure for non-cancerous enlarged prostates, with fewer side-effects compared to other procedures

What is a prostatic urethral lift implant?

Prostatic urethral lift implant is a procedure designed for men with an enlarged prostate, known as benign prostate hypertrophy or BPH.

The procedure involves the use of small implants to lift aside the obstructive lining of the prostate from the urethra, improving urinary flow. Urolift avoids the need to remove any of the prostate.

The procedure also reduces the risk of any of the common side-effects associated with BPH treatments such as erectile dysfunction or the need for a catheter.

Benefits of prostatic urethral lift implants

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    Day case procedure

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    Minimally invasive procedure

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    Reduced risk of sexual side-effects

    Retrograde or dry ejaculation, erectile dysfunction

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    Risk of catheter insertion is reduced

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    Reduced infection rates

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    No incontinence

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    Average patient is back to full daily activities within 72 hours of procedure

Need to know about prostatic urethral lift implant

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    The procedure is carried out under general, or local anaesthetic, depending on your individual circumstances. A telescope is inserted into your bladder, through the urethra, where implants are then placed through the telescope into your enlarged prostate. 

    These implants are then attached to the inner and outer wall of the prostate. The obstructive prostate tissue is then lifted from the urethral track. The number of implants (similar in design to a treasury tag) used is dependent on the size of your prostate, and your consultant will advise you accordingly.

    Generally, with this procedure, you may not be required to have a catheter inserted but your consultant will advise you.
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    Your consultant will be able to provide you with exact details on how to prepare for the procedure.

    The process takes around 15-20 minutes to complete and is usually carried out in a day case setting. While it is unlikely you will be required to stay overnight there are, as with all surgical procedures, some risks and other side-effects involved.
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    This procedure allows patients to leave hospital without an overnight stay. However, there is always a risk associated with any surgery, so it is advisable to bring an overnight bag with you.

    Once your surgery is completed your consultant and nursing teams will inform you on how the procedure went, next steps and what to do when you return home. They will also advise you of any possible side effects.
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    Where possible, we suggest someone accompanies you during your stay so they can assist your journey home. We generally advise you do not immediately commence physical activity which may compromise your surgery. For example, refrain from driving a vehicle, riding a bicycle or going for a run. 

Our urology consultants

Our urologists who specialise in managing the urinary system are experienced in diagnosing, treating and managing a range of conditions affecting the prostate, ureter and bladder.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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