BMI Goring Hall Hospital now offers Urolift, a relatively new minimally invasive surgery for treating male patients who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia/enlargement (BPH).
BPH symptoms can include slow stream, difficulty emptying your bladder and increase frequency of urination.
Urolift is a straightforward procedure usually performed under short general anaesthesia as a day case surgery. There will be no tissue removal during the procedure. Urolift treatment consists of transurethral delivery of small implants to lift, hold and secure the prostate lobes in an open position to relieve the obstruction of the urethral lumen. The procedure takes no more than 10 minutes and there is no post-operative catheter.
Urolift can be beneficial and is preferred by some men as an alternative treatment as it is minimally invasive. As well as relieving the obstructive symptoms, Urolift also help preserve the sexual function. Patients can usually return to normal activity within the first week following treatment.
This service is offered by Consultant Urologist Mr Waleed Al-Singary.
Symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia include:
- Weak urine stream
- Post voiding dribbling
- Difficulty emptying the bladder
- Hesitancy/difficulty to initiate urination
- Increase frequency of urination
People most at risk from enlarged prostate tend to be men above the age of 40. Many of these symptoms can be picked up in routine screening, therefore it’s important to get a health assessment if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
For more information about the urology services at BMI Goring Hall Hospital, please call 01903 506 699, or make an online enquiry.