The UroLift System is a long-term durable solution for men suffering from enlarged prostate
Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB)
September 18, 2017
John Horgan, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Adult Pediatric Urology & Urogynecology, PC today announced he treated the practice’s 250th patient with the UroLift System, a proven, minimally invasive technology to treat men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH. Dr. Horgan and his partners were the first physicians to offer the UroLift System in Nebraska and have performed more treatments than anyone else in the state.
“The UroLift System is a long-term durable solution for men suffering from enlarged prostate,” says Dr. Horgan. “Adult Pediatric Urology & Urogynecology, PC is excited to reach the milestone of treating 250 patients with the UroLift System, a truly minimally invasive BPH treatment that involves no heating, cutting or removal of the prostate tissue.” Senior Partner, Euclid de Souza, MD, FACS, adds, “UroLift allows men to get back to their normal lives quickly. Patents are able to discontinue the use of BPH medication and preserve sexual function, which is an important added benefit for men and their partners.”
Nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH. Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.
Five-year data from a randomized study shows the UroLift System offers not only rapid improvement, but also durable relief for patients with BPH. After five years, patients treated with the UroLift System continue to experience symptom relief with minimal side effects, with few patients requiring additional treatment for relief. A second randomized clinical trial called BPH6 demonstrated that the minimally invasive UroLift System compares very well to the reference standard surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), with regard to efficacy, and is superior to TURP at preserving sexual function and offering a more rapid recovery.
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