Urolift: an effective and safe system for BPH

Mar 20, 2019 0 Comments in Male health by

Many men suffering from prostate problems delay undergoing surgical treatment to avoid the unwanted side effects that appear in some cases, like retrograde ejaculation or even erectile dysfunction.

This fear is quite logical but today, thanks to the Urolift technique, we can remove these fears and offer the patient a new, effective and safe technique to treat cases of enlarged prostate or benign prostate hyperplasia.

Over the years, it is common that some men must face a case of enlarged prostate that can lead to urinary problems and discomfort; for that reason, we recommend going to a medical checkup with the urologist every year in order to control this growth. Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is a relatively common pathology, which affects 25% of men between 40 and 50 years old and 80% of men older than 70 years old. Although it is not serious, it is necessary to monitor that all parameters are still normal. The necessary tests consist of a blood and urine test and a prostate ultrasound.

Within our team in Madrid is Dr Manuel Fernández Arjona, pioneer in the Urolift technique in Europe and the specialist in Spain with the highest number of performed cases. We are proud to have him in our team, because that way our patients can access this therapeutic option if it is viable in their specific case. This technique consists of a minimally invasive system that unlocks the urethra by lifting or holding the enlarged prostatic tissue, thanks to the insertion of small staples.

After the medium and long-term study of patients operated with this technique, we can affirm that Urolift offers “significant relief and an improvement in the quality of life.” The conclusions are derived from five studies presented at the Annual Conference of the 2018 Endourology World Congress.

These data reveal an improvement in the International Prostate Symptoms Scale in the quality of life and in the maximum urine flow.

After Urolift’s good results presented at the 2018 Endourology World Congress, Dr Fernández Arjona states: “The accumulated experience with UroLift allows us to confirm that it is an excellent solution for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. We can perform the intervention with local anaesthesia, which is something very important in order to be able to discharge the patient quickly. In my experience, the need to use a catheter after the intervention has been very scarce after using Urolift.”

Are you unable go to come in person? Do you need a second opinion? We offer you the possibility of making your online consultation to speak directly with Dr Rosselló. You can access it by clicking on this link.