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Dr. Shahin Tabatabaei


Specialty: Urologic Oncology and minimally-invasive surgery and Kidney Cancer.


Medical School: Shahid Beheshti (National) University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship: Urology-Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship: Urology –Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts


Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit StBoston, MA 02114
O 617-726-3574

Licensure and Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Urology 
  • Massachusetts State Medical License (Active through 2017)

UroLift Local Anesthesia Protocol

  • UroLift Anesthesia Protocol: This information is presented in conjunction with Dr. Tabatabaei. 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 the named physicians or NeoTract, Inc.
  • The steps in this protocol are presented in the sequence performed by Dr.Tabatabaei.
  • MAC Anesthesia Protocol
  • Pre procedure
    • Fleet enema on the day of the procedure. 
  • Oral medication:
    • Lorazepam 1mg, 1-2 tablets one hour prior to procedure. 
    • Antibiotics (Fluroquinilones) 2 hours prior to procedure.
    • Advil, 600mg 2 hours prior to procedure and every 6 hours for 48 hours 
  • Prostate block
    • Transrectal prostate US (TRUS) guided 
    • Instillation of 1% Lidocaine with Epinephrine, 10cc, injected:
      • 4ml Posterolateral to the prostate, to the junction of Seminal Vessicles and Prostate.
      • 4ml cephalad to the seminal vesicles, between prostate and Bladder Neck, blocking the inferior Epigastric plexus.
      • 2ml at the apex at or around the membranous urethra. Repeat on contralateral side


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 5pm the evening before cases at Boston Logan Airport
  • Depart afternoon of cases after 4pm from Boston Logan Airport
  • Hotel: Liberty Hotel in Boston at Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital
  • Facility address:165 Cambridge St, Boston, MA
  • Attire: casual or scrubs
  • Direct flights are available from these airports.

Evening before case observations – 6:30 PM dinner at Liberty Hotel

  • 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


8:30 AM

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

9:15 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

10:15 AM

2nd Case 
After 2nd Case 

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

11:15 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

1:15 AM

4th Case 
After 4th Case

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

2:15 PM

4th Case 
After 5th Case

  • Q&A
  • Wrap-up

  • Goals for implementing learning

3:30 PM

  • Departure for airport