The UroLift® System provides proven, minimally invasive relief for lower urinary tract symptoms due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. After extensive training and experience with this system, Dr. Kathy Ravanbakhsh has earned the designation of UroLift® Center of Excellence, meaning she’s able to provide the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.
Benefits for BPH
The UroLift® System generally takes under an hour to perform, provides immediate results, and can be performed in an inpatient or outpatient setting under general or local anesthesia. Patients typically return home the same day without a catheter and have low rates of complications.
Ongoing medications for BPH are a lifelong hassle and can cause lifestyle-altering side effects like dizziness, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction. The UroLift® System relieves BPH symptoms with a low risk of side effects and eliminates the need for traditional surgery.
How Does It Work?
Typically, an enlarged prostate causes uncomfortable urinary symptoms because it narrows or blocks the urethra. The UroLift® System uses tiny implants to open the obstructed pathway that’s blocking urine flow, addressing the blockage itself.
First, the UroLift® Delivery Device is inserted through the urethra to access the enlarged prostate. Then, tiny implants are placed on either side of the obstructed pathway, permanently lifting and holding the enlarged prostate out of the way and increasing the opening of the urethra. Once in place, the UroLift® System treatment provides fast symptom relief, with most patients returning home immediately and experiencing a speedy recovery.
As a UroLift® Center of Excellence, Dr. Kathy Ravanbakhsh at Urology Associates has a higher level of training and experience with the UroLift® System. Learn more about how our doctors can help you find relief from the symptoms of BPH. Make an appointment today.