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Is Urolift Right for You?

Is Urolift Right for You?

When you're a man, BPH is likely to happen when you get older. Your prostate enlarges with this condition and sometimes presses up against your urethra. When the prostate compresses your urethra, it causes various uncomfortable symptoms.

At NY Urology, our team understands the discomfort associated with long-term BPH. Our two experienced nephrologists, Dr. David Shusterman and Dr. Chong-Min Kim offer a minimally invasive treatment called a Urolift®. The procedure helps you finally eliminate the urinary symptoms associated with BPH.

Understanding BPH

BPH, or benign prostate hyperplasia, is a condition that affects older men. Your prostate gland is a small organ that's essential for reproduction. It provides seminal fluid, which mixes with your sperm and allows them to travel efficiently.

Your prostate is located deep in your groin and is very close to your urethra. As you get older, it's not uncommon for your prostate to enlarge, which is a component of BPH. As your prostate enlarges, it can compress your urethra, causing urinary symptoms like:

The larger your prostate becomes, the worse your symptoms. You may also notice blood in your urine or frequent urinary tract infections when dealing with BPH.

When your BPH symptoms affect your daily activities, it's essential to seek help from the team at NY Urology.

What is the Urolift procedure?

When you have BPH, you need relief from your symptoms as soon as possible. Dr. Shusterman and Dr. Kim provide the Urolift procedure as a minimally invasive treatment option for BPH.

The Urolift procedure is an excellent option for BPH symptoms because it offers urinary relief without the side effects that come with medications. The procedure also is free from sexual side effects, which are familiar with other BPH treatments.

Our team performs the Urolift procedure on an outpatient basis. Our team gives you mild sedation during the procedure, which takes less than an hour.

Once comfortable, Dr. Kim and Dr. Shusterman insert the Urolift delivery device into your urethra. You won't feel this under sedation. The team delivers the two implants into your enlarged prostate when the delivery device is in place.

The implants keep the excess prostate tissue off your urethra, allowing urine to flow freely and eliminating most symptoms associated with BPH. After the implants are in place, our team removes the delivery device, and you go to the recovery room.

Are you a good candidate?

If you're experiencing urinary symptoms related to BPH, the Urolift procedure may benefit you. You'll need to consult with Dr. Shusterman or Dr. Kim before undergoing the Urolift procedure.

Our team may recommend the Urolift procedure if you're a male over 45 with BPH symptoms that affect your life. If you're looking to relieve your symptoms without the side effects of other BPH treatments, the Urolift procedure can help.

The team needs to thoroughly evaluate your health and your BPH symptoms before determining you're a candidate for this system. Although it's an excellent treatment option, the Urolift procedure isn't for every man with BPH.

However, if you are a good candidate, you have excellent odds of relieving your urinary symptoms.

If you're tired of suffering from BPH symptoms, call us at 212-991-9991 today to make an appointment. You can also book a consultation online using our convenient scheduling tool.

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