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Dr. Ali Sarram


Specialty: General urology, minimally invasive surgery, and surgical oncology


Undergrad: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Washington Medical School
Internship: University of Colorado
Residency: University of Colorado

Practice Address

Advanced Urology Group
11960 Lioness Way, Suite 210
Parker, CO 80134

Site of Service


UroLift® System Local Anesthesia Protocol

  • This information is presented in conjunction with Dr. Sarram. Surgical technique, medication and anesthesia regimens are based on his experience with the UroLift System. Medical practice is solely the responsibility of the treating physician, and not Dr. Sarram or NeoTract, Inc.
  • The steps in this protocol are presented in the sequence performed by Dr. Sarram:
  • Oral sedation
    • Diazepam (Valium Oral) Taken one hour prior to procedure
  • Local Anesthesia
    • Cold (4oC), Lidocaine gel 2% & liquid 1%, mixed in a 5:1 ratio, 60cc, instilled into the bladder with a catheter.
    • Cold (4oC), Lidocaine gel 2%, 10cc, instilled into the urethra via a syringe
    • Clamp penis and patient sits upright for 20 minutes prior to procedure

Group Type


First UroLift System Case Date

January 2016


Program Agenda:


Demonstrate the Premier Patient Experience offered by UroLift® System treatment in the office under Local anesthesia and teach surgeons to replicate this in their own practice

Location & Logistics:

  • Arrive by 4pm the evening before cases at Denver, CO airport (DEN)
  • Depart afternoon of cases after 3pm from Denver, CO airport (DEN)
  • Hotel: Marriot Denver South at Park Meadows
  • Facility address: Dr. Sarram’s office: 8:30am 11960 Lioness Way, Suite 210
  • Attire: casual or scrubs
  • Direct flights are available from these airports.

Evening before case observations – 6 PM dinner - Barolo Grill

  • Meet & greet with attending surgeons
  • Review guest objectives
  • Overview of cases and what to expect on case day

Didactic presentation

  • UroLift System as part of the standard of care for BPH
  • Clinical Data: risks and benefits
  • Coding, reimbursement, & economics
  • Personal Experience



  • Case 1 Preview: history, work-up & reasons for selecting UroLift System treatment

8:30 AM

1st Case
After 1st Case

  • Case 2 Preview: history, work-up & reasons for selecting UroLift System treatment
  • Best Practices: Patient selection, consultation, and expectations

9:30 AM

2nd Case 
After 2nd Case 

  • Review patent education tools
  • Case 3 Preview: history, work-up & reasons for selecting UroLift System treatment

10:30 AM

3rd Case 
After 3rd Case 

  • Review staff training, utilization, esp. mid-levels
  • Case 4 Preview: history, work-up & reasons for selecting UroLift System treatment

11:30 AM

4th Case 
After 4th Case

  • Review Patient Awareness activities, Advocacy, Practice Efficiency, Staff Engagement, etc.
  • Case 5 Preview: history, workup & reasons for selecting UroLift System treatment

12:15 PM

5th Case

After 5th Case

  • Lunch & Q&A

  • Wrap-up

  • Goals for implementing learning

1:00 PM

  • Depart for airport