San Diego Urologist Dr. Jason Phillips Designated a UroLift® Center of Excellence

The UroLift System allows patients to discontinue the use of medication and can be done under local anesthesia during an in-office procedure…

North Coast Urology today announced that Dr. Jason Phillips has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Phillips has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. Dr. Phillips is the first physician in San Diego to be designated a UroLift Center of Excellence.

“I am excited to offer my patients a treatment for BPH that is truly minimally invasive and typically takes less than an hour,” said Dr. Phillips. “The UroLift System allows patients to discontinue the use of medication and can be done under local anesthesia during an in-office procedure – there is no cutting, heating or removal of tissue. Patients are also thrilled to know that the treatment preserves sexual function, unlike many other options out there today.

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 an additional procedure 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.

Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side…

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