What is a prostatic urethral lift (Urolift®) procedure?
A prostatic urethral lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that can help relieve urination problems caused by an enlarged prostate (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH).
It is performed as a day visit procedure in suitable men and doesn’t usually require a catheter tube to be inserted after surgery. The procedure can be done under local anaesthetic with sedation to keep the patient sleepy and has been shown to have good results for suitable patients. Most patients will be able to return home a few hours after the procedure.
Urolift® can have fewer sexual side effects such as reduced ejaculation or sexual performance than some traditional tablet treatments or surgery and is being increasingly used worldwide particularly in men who don’t want lifelong medication.
You can find out more by watching this video clip from the Urolift team.
How can I find out more about Urolift® ?
Alastair Henderson practices at Spire Tunbridge Wells and can discuss urolift with you and assess if you are suitable for this technique. Any necessary tests can be arranged during an assessment visit
Are there other options ?
The blog entry on BPH, summarises some treatment options and Alastair would be happy to discuss these and which option might be best for you during your assessment consultation.
How can I arrange a consultation?
Alastair does a private clinic twice per week at Spire Hospital Tunbridge wells and appointments are available by contacting his secretary Joy Evans on 01892740037 or via email on Joy.EVANS@spirehealthcare.com