What Is the UroLift® System?

Treatment with the UroLift® System is typically a one-time, in-office solution that provides rapid relief and recovery for men living with symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It breaks the cycle of medications and how they make a person feel, all without the risks of traditional surgery.  The goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.

 

Do You know that doctor Miranda-Sousa is now a certified Urolift provider.

There’s a better option that can help men feel revitalized without having to compromise: The UroLift System treatment. This is typically a one-time, in-office procedure that is a straightforward solution to treat the blockage, freeing men from ongoing BPH medications with a rapid recovery.

 

Understanding the Importance of your Prostate

Many men do not understand what their prostate does and how it can impact their lives.  The prostate is a small gland that is about the size and shape of a walnut that is located below the neck of the bladder. The urethra runs through the center of your prostate, from the bladder through the penis, letting urine flow out of the body.

Your prostate is a male reproductive organ. The main function of your prostate is to produce prostatic fluid. The prostatic fluid is an alkaline fluid secreted by the prostate gland during ejaculation that forms part of the semen.

Your prostate can become larger as you age, and usually begins to grow around the age of 40-50, this is a normal part of aging.  Eventually, this growth can lead to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, better known as BPH.

 

What is BPH? (Enlarged Prostate)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older.  BPH is a very common condition that affects nearly 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH1. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.

As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:

  • Frequent need to urinate both 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

If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.

UroLift® System Treatment

The UroLift® System is a proven option for patients looking for an alternative to drugs or major surgery.  The straightforward UroLift System treatment is often performed at our doctor’s office using tiny implants to hold open the obstructed pathway that’s blocking urine flow, addressing the blockage, not just continuously treating enlarged prostate (BPH) symptoms.

Dr Miranda wants you to know that this is the only BPH treatment that does not require ongoing medication, heating, cutting or removal of the prostate tissue.  The UroLift System offers a proven treatment with minimal risk of side effects while preserving sexual function. The goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.

Talk to Dr Miranda Sousa if you are interested in this amazing treatment.

Urology Experts are a Certified UroLift® System Provider. For more information, schedule a consultation with our Fort Myers, Cape Coral or Bonita Springs Urologist.

 

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