Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate

As you age, the prostate expands, presses on and even blocks the urethra, causing symptoms such as:

  • Frequent need to urinate, day and night
  • Weak or slow urinary stream
  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • A urinary stream that stops and starts 

Take a short quiz to learn your prostate symptom score and find out if you may benefit from care for an enlarged prostate.

UroLift® System

The UroLift System provides relief and recovery from BPH symptoms. It’s an early treatment option that can get you off BPH medications and help you avoid major surgery. The UroLift System has shown improvement for patients compared to medication use. According to the manufacturer, it is the only BPH procedure shown not to cause new and lasting erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction.

How Does the UroLift System Work?

This treatment uses small implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra. It is the only available BPH treatment performed by a urologist that does not require heating, cutting or removing the prostate tissue. You may receive this procedure using local anesthesia in a doctor’s office or outpatient surgery center. You can return home the same day without a catheter. 

Learn more about the the UroLift System and its benefits [PDF].

AnMed Urology is committed to providing patients with effective options to address their urology needs. The UroLift System has a strong safety profile and provides men suffering from an enlarged prostate a beneficial, first-line treatment alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. Importantly, the UroLift System provides rapid relief from BPH symptoms, improving overall quality of life for our patients.

Thomas Serey, MD

Do I Qualify for UroLift?

You may be a good candidate if you’re a man at least 45 years old who has symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

If you’re allergic to nickel, titanium or stainless steel, talk to your doctor about your allergy before getting a UroLift System treatment.

Recovery Period

You may start to feel relief in as little as two weeks. Most side effects are mild to moderate and include temporary pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain and urgent need to urinate. Side effects usually go away within two to four weeks after the procedure.

Insurance Coverage

The UroLift System treatment is covered by Medicare and all major private insurers. Contact your insurance provider for your specific coverage information.

Get Skilled Urology Care

Ask your doctor for a referral to an AnMed urologist to see if UroLift is right for you.