Fast, effective treatment for enlarged prostate at Mon Health Medical Center

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Having BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia can feel uncomfortable and isolating.

But it’s so common, according to the Urology Care Foundation, that half of all men between the ages of 51 and 60 experience it—and up to 90% of men over age 80 have it, too.

“BPH is essentially an enlarged prostate,” says Dr. J.S. Rad, Mon Health Urologist. “As the prostate grows, it presses up against the urethra, causing a host of uncomfortable symptoms and possibly even weakening the bladder or damaging the kidneys as time goes on.”

Symptoms of BPH

Common symptoms associated with BPH, according to Dr. Rad, are:

  • Constant feeling of a full bladder
  • Having a weak flow of urine
  • Trouble starting to urinate
  • Having to stop and start urinating often
  • Feel an “urgent” need to urinate
  • Having to push or strain to urinate

Urolift offers an alternative to long-term medication use for BPH

Previously, men with BPH have had to rely on long-term medication use to treat symptoms, says Dr. Rad. Now, Mon Health offers a one-time, outpatient procedure to treat BPH for good.

UroLift breaks the cycle of medications and their potential side effects,” says Dr. Rad. “It relieves symptoms, without the risks of more invasive surgery, so men can get back on their feet, symptom-free.”

Dr. Rad adds that the Urolift is typically well-suited for men who aren’t finding relief with medication, or for those who are concerned about their medications’ side effects.

Most men are able to resume their regular daily activities, with minimal and temporary side effects, shortly after the outpatient procedure, says Dr. Rad. “The procedure offers fast symptom relief and does not cause erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction”, he adds.

“The Urolift offers men of all ages with BPH a significant increase in quality of life,” says Dr. Rad. “It’s safe, it has minimal risks, and it’s effective in relieving the uncomfortable symptoms of an enlarged prostate.”

Is Urolift right for you?

Dr. Rad offers the most advanced minimally invasive procedures including robotic surgery for a variety of urologic conditions. If you’d like to learn more about UroLift and whether or not it’s right for you, contact us at 304-244-2174.

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