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UroLift® system

Discover how the new, minimally invasive UroLift® system can alleviate your urinary pain caused by an enlarged prostate. Enquire online to see a specialist.

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It is normal for the prostate gland to get larger with age, but due to the enlargement, it can tighten around the urethra, blocking the flow of urine in the bladder (see fig.1)

Through a UroLift® procedure, the urologist places permanent implants that will hold and lift the prostate lobes, thus relieving the pressure from the urethra and allowing the urine to flow normally. The procedure is conducted under either local or general anaesthesia. Once the area is anaesthetised, the consultant urologist will insert through the urethra the UroLift®   delivery device. This device has a small needle that will place the tiny implants, unblocking the urethra.

Neotract®IncThe UroLift® System procedure is an alternative to those who are looking for something different then medication but also do not want to undergo an invasive surgery.

The new UroLift® System has the following benefits:

  • It’s minimally invasive
  • provides rapid symptom relief, as early as 2 weeks after the procedure
  • preserves the erectile and ejaculatory function
  • it doesn’t typically require a catheter or an overnight stay after the treatment
  • offers a quick recovery time
  • has long-lasting results

Among the potential side effects that can appear following the UroLift®   System procedure are:

  • presence of blood in the urine
  • painful urination
  • micturition urgency
  • pelvic pain
  • urge incontinence

Your consultant urologist will be able to inform you on the potential complications of the procedure based on your condition.

If you suffer from an enlarged prostate, or benign prostate dysplasia, there are several treatment options available, depending on the intensity of your symptoms:

  • watchful waiting: if your symptoms are mild, the consultant might just monitor the condition before deciding if any treatment is required
  • medication
  • thermotherapy
  • laser resection of the prostate
  • transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

Most patients can go home on the same day, typically without a catheter. Symptom relief can be noticed after little as two weeks. During the recovery period patients may experience some urinary discomfort.

Your consultant will be able to advise on how quickly you can return to day to day activities.

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:   

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine  
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and Consultant suit your needs  
  • Personalised, Consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs  
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams  
  • Support by the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end  
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included  
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Specialists offering UroLift® system

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Mr Azhar Khan

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, MD, FRCS (Urol)

The Blackheath Hospital

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Mr Shailesh Kulkarni

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MS, MRCS, MCh(urol), FEBU, FRCS(urol)

The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Nicolas Bryan

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS, FRCS (Urol), MD

The Huddersfield Hospital

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Professor Ben Grey

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBChB MD FRCS (Urol)

The Alexandra Hospital

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Prof Francis Chinegwundoh MBE

Consultant Urologist

MBBS MS MML(med law) FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Urol) FEBU

The Blackheath Hospital 1 more The London Independent Hospital

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