Skip to main content
Advantages Of  Benign Prostate Enlargement
Urology

Uro-Lift Technique For Benign Prostate Enlargement

Dr. Mohan Keshavamurthy Jul 19, 2023

Hello, readers! I'm Dr. Mohan Keshav Murthy, the Director of Urology, Robotic Surgery, and Kidney Transplant at Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Rd. Bangalore. Today, I am excited to discuss an innovative technique that has emerged in the Indian ecosystem for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement. This technique, called UroLift, offers a remarkable solution for individuals seeking relief from urinary symptoms without compromising their sexual function. Let's dive into the details! 

Understanding Benign Prostate Enlargement 

Unlike women who experience menopause, there is no equivalent condition called andropause in men. The hormone responsible for masculine traits, testosterone, continues to be secreted throughout a man's life. This perpetual stimulation often leads to the enlargement of the prostate gland as men age. Around the age of 45, approximately 3 to 4% of men experience prostate gland enlargement. The enlarged gland obstructs the flow of urine, resulting in bothersome symptoms such as difficulty in urination, frequent nighttime urination, incomplete bladder emptying, and sometimes even urinary tract infections or blood in the urine. 

 

Diagnostic Investigations and Treatment Options 

To confirm the need for intervention and rule out prostate cancer, we conduct basic investigations such as PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test, ultrasound, and uroflowmetry. In recent years, due to prostate enlargement occurring at earlier ages, oral medications have been commonly prescribed as a first-line treatment. However, long-term use of these medications often leads to undesirable side effects, causing patients to become unwilling to continue the medication. Additionally, retrograde ejaculation, where semen flows backward into the bladder and mixes with urine during subsequent voiding, is another drawback associated with these medications. 

 

The UroLift Procedure: An Innovative Approach 

Conventional techniques such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) using laser or bipolar electrical energy can be challenging to convince patients to undergo. In such cases, newer techniques like UroLift have emerged as a promising alternative. UroLift is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient or daycare basis. In some cases, general anesthesia may be preferred based on patient preference or coexisting comorbidities. 

The procedure involves placing tiny implants, similar to rubber bands or pillars, to push the prostatic tissue away from the urethra. Typically, one to four implants are used, with four being the maximum. Using a cystoscope or endoscope inserted through the urethra, we deploy these implants symmetrically, starting with one pillar on one side of the prostate and adding a second pillar on the opposite side. Additional pillars may be added as necessary. 

Benefits and Recovery 

One of the significant advantages of the UroLift procedure is its swift recovery time, usually within 24 to 48 hours. Most patients can return home on the same day or occasionally the next day, and the procedure is associated with virtually no side effects. What makes UroLift truly remarkable is that it has no adverse impact on sexual function or ejaculation, unlike other alternative techniques such as the use of oral medications or TURP. 

Should the patient develop a further obstruction in the next 5 to 10 years, a TURP can still be performed. UroLift has emerged as a godsend for patients with benign prostate enlargement who wish to preserve their ejaculatory and sexual function while effortlessly passing urine, just as they did in their younger years. 

Choose Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Rd. for UroLift 

Urolift Benign Prostate Enlargement Prostate Enlargement

Categories

Clear all

Meet the doctor

3519.png
Dr. Mohan Keshavamurthy
CONSULTANT UROLOGY | Fortis BG Road
  • Urology | Urology | Paediatric Urology | Uro-Oncology | Kidney Transplant | Robotic Surgery
  • Organ Transplant | Kidney Transplant
  • Date 26 Years
  • INR 1600
Map Available at 3 different locations Arrow
Fortis CG Road | Fortis Rajajinagar | Fortis Richmond Road

Related Blogs

View all
Urinary Incontinence Urology
Urology

Urinary Incontinence Urology

Urinary Incontinence Urology Jul 05, 2021
Can Covid Affect Male Sexual Health?
Urology

Can Covid Affect Male Sexual Health?

Dr. Aman Gupta Aug 11, 2023
Menopause And Urine Infection
Urology

Menopause And Urine Infection

Dr. Aman Gupta Jun 18, 2021
Adult Circumcision: Myths And Facts!
Urology

Adult Circumcision: Myths And Facts!

Dr. Aman Gupta Jul 20, 2023
Should You Consume Beer To Pass Kidney Stones? | Myths Vs Facts
Urology

Should You Consume Beer To Pass Kidney Stones? | Myths Vs Facts

Dr. Aman Gupta Jan 12, 2021
Prostate Cancer
Urology

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Feb 14, 2020
How To Reduce Chances of Kidney Cancer?
Urology

How To Reduce Chances of Kidney Cancer?

Dr. Aman Gupta Oct 31, 2023
Arsenic In Drinking Water Is Linked To Increased Incidence of Bladder Cancer
Urology

Arsenic In Drinking Water Is Linked To Increased Incidence of Bladder Cancer

Dr. Raj Kalyan Gopala Krishna Jul 20, 2023
Calcium Supplements And Kidney Stones
Urology

Calcium Supplements And Kidney Stones

admin Aug 11, 2023
Sex And The City
Urology

Sex And The City

Sex And The City Apr 08, 2019
barqut

Keep track of your appointments, get updates & more!

app-store google-play
Request callback