Dr. Steven Sukin with Texas Urology Specialists explains the impact an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, can have on a man’s daily life. Enlarged prostate affects 40 million American men…40% of men over 50 and 70% of men in their 60s…yet only 12 million men are treated for it. Urination Symptoms include urgency, increased frequency, difficulty, leakage, stream start and stop and waking up multiple times during the night. It can make it difficult to travel, create awkward work situations and offer less enjoyment of activities like golf, the movies and going out to eat.
It can also affect the sleep of their partners, and if left untreated, men could experience urinary tract infections, bladder stones, bladder wall damage and renal dysfunction. Urolift is a treatment that offers advantages to medication or surgical options. Urolift is minimally invasive, done in under 1 hour, using a prop that lifts and moves enlarged tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra, the passage where urine flows. Tiny implants hold tissue in place leaving an unobstructed urine pathway allowing it to return to normal.
There is minimal downtime, no catheter necessary, it can preserve sexual function and possible use of medication. Dr. Sukin has also earned the Urolift Center of Excellence, a program that recognizes urologists that have the highest level of training and experience with Urolift.
For more information on the Urolift treatment for enlarged prostate, call Texas Urology Specialists at (281) 247-0172. You can also visit them online at TexasUrologySpecialists.com