Information for Primary Care Physicians

Section 1

What is the UroLift
System?

The mechanical solution to a mechanical problem

The UroLift System uses a proven approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way, so it no longer blocks the urethra. It is the only leading transurethral BPH treatment that does not require heating, cutting or removal of the prostate tissue. Post-procedure, most patients do not require ongoing BPH medications.6

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The UroLift System simply reopens the channel—with no cutting or burning of the prostate.

Enlarged Prostate

An enlarged prostate can narrow or even block the urethra. 

Click through the steps below to see how the UroLift System simply reopens the channel.

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Step 1

Accessing the enlarged prostate.

The UroLift® Delivery Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.

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Step 2

UroLift implants are placed.

Small UroLift implants are permanently placed to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra.

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Step 3

The channel is open.

The UroLift Delivery Device is removed, leaving an open urethra designed to provide symptom relief.

Section 2

Why consider a minimally invasive procedure to treat BPH early on?

Impact on wellbeing

Quality of life and overall health are important considerations in treating men with BPH. Watchful waiting can risk bladder health.3 Medications can cause bothersome side effects and often fail to provide significant symptom relief.2

Watchful Waiting Comes with Risks

  • Bladder outlet obstruction may result in irreversible bladder damage if left untreated.3,7
  • 87% of men who elect watchful waiting experience a worsening of symptoms over a four-year time period.8
  • A clinical study found that men who delayed treatment with watchful waiting had significantly worse outcomes that those who had treatment sooner.9

Bladder Disease Progression2
 

Many Patients on BPH Medications Are Not Satisfied

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  • A study indicates that 48% of patients on medications do not have a clinically significant improvement in symptoms (< 4 point IPSS improvement).10
  • 5ARI drugs take three to six months for symptom relief.11,12
  • Side-effects include headaches, dizziness, asthenia, nasal congestion, loss of libido, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction.13

Preservation of Sexual Function is Important to BPH Patients

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  • In a large study including a cohort of over 7,000 men from multiple countries, 49% rated sex as being very to extremely important.14
  • Erectile dysfunction contributes to anxiety, depression, loss of self-esteem and diminished quality of life.15

Major Surgery is a Big Step for Patients

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  • Urologic surgery comes with operative risks, including, but not limited to, transfusion and significant hematuria.13
  • Catheterization for days.16
  • Four to six weeks irritative voiding symptoms and recovery.13,17-19
  • Risk of permanent complications: Urinary incontinence, Sexual dysfunction, Urethral stricture.13

Section 3

Patient Considerations

Who is a candidate for the UroLift System?

The UroLift System is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of an enlarged prostate up to 100cc in men 45 years or older (50 or older outside the U.S.). Consider referring your eligible** patients with BPH to a UroLift-trained urologist if they meet these indications and who:

  • Are looking for increased symptom relief
  • Would like to discontinue BPH medications
  • Want to preserve sexual function
  • Prefer a less invasive solution; are concerned about surgery

Post-Treatment Expectations

  • Most common side effects are temporary and can include discomfort when urinating, urgency, inability to control the urge, pelvic pain, and some blood in the urine.1 Rare side effects include bleeding and infection, may lead to a serious outcome and may require intervention.
  • Rapid relief of BPH symptoms as early as two weeks.1
  • Improvements in symptoms, urinary flow, and quality of life, sustained through 5 years per the L.I.F.T. clinical study.6 See the Clinical Results for details.
  • Symptom relief better than reported for medications.1,13
Rx Only. See complete safety information at UroLift.com/Patient-Safety.
UroLift Patient Brochure

Patient Information Brochure

This brochure provides information about BPH and the UroLift System.  Please feel free to share it with your BPH patients.  Patient information is also available online at: urolift.com/patient-resources.

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Patient Stories

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Read Steve's Story

Steve K., "Mr. Gadget" wanted to stop taking BPH medications.

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Read Van's Story

Early on, Van M's active lifestyle was hindered by BPH symptoms.

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Read David's Story

David B. had severe BPH symptoms that put his medical career at risk.

Contact a UroLift Urology Consultant
Have questions? Your local urology consultant can provide more information on the UroLift System treatment and related resources in your area.