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UroLift®

UroLift®

UroLift® services offered in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA


Consider UroLift® if you’ve been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate). UroLift is a minimally invasive procedure that provides stunning results. At Bellingham Urology Group, located in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, Washington, the expert urologists regularly prescribe UroLift treatment to men with enlarged prostates. Call the nearest office to request a UroLift consultation today, or book an appointment online.

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

 

BPH refers to the enlargement of your prostate gland. The prostate plays a vital role in producing semen. It surrounds your urethra, the tube that transports urine out of your body.

 

Your prostate continues growing throughout your life. If it becomes too big, urinary problems may occur.

What is UroLift?

UroLift is a minimally invasive approach to treating BPH. It uses cutting-edge technology to lift your prostate, so it no longer blocks the urethra. There’s no cutting, heating, or tissue removal involved.

Research shows that UroLift treatment is safe and effective in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH without compromising sexual function. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can return to your life and resume your daily activities.

Who is a candidate for UroLift?

To qualify for UroLift treatment, you need to be 45 or older and experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate, such as:

  • A frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Inability to completely empty the bladder

BPH may trigger nocturia (the need to urinate throughout the night).

What are the benefits of UroLift treatment?

UroLift treatment offers various benefits, including:

  • Increased quality of life
  • No need for BPH medication
  • Recovery takes days (not months)
  • Preservation of sexual function
  • Rapid symptom relief

UroLift also has a proven track record. Studies show it’s safer than traditional surgical procedures, such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). 

How does UroLift treatment work?

UroLift is a straightforward procedure performed by your Bellingham Urology Group provider. 

During treatment, tiny implants are used to pull your prostate lobes apart, relieving pressure on your urethra and allowing urine to flow normally. Your provider might also prescribe pain medication to alleviate discomfort.

The treatment is outpatient, so you can return home on the same day and won’t need to use a catheter. 

What is recovery like after the UroLift procedure?

UroLift treatment is safe and typically well-tolerated. Most people experience significant symptom relief in as little as two weeks. 

During your recovery, you may have some blood in your urine and experience painful urination. These issues usually resolve a week or two after your procedure. 

Your doctor provides recovery instructions, including a timeline for when you can return to your routine and resume sexual activity.

Call the nearest Bellingham Urology Group office to learn more about UroLift today, or book an appointment online. 

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