Urologist Dr. Hugh Reeves Treats 100th Patient with the UroLift® System for Enlarged Prostate

Patients experience rapid symptom relief and are able to discontinue the use of medications. I’m thrilled to offer this treatment to patients, helping them return to their normal lives quickly.

Hugh Reeves, M.D., today announced that his 100th patient has been treated with the UroLift® System, a proven, minimally invasive technology to treat men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH. Dr. Reeves is one of only two physicians in North Carolina to reach this milestone.

“The UroLift System is a breakthrough treatment for men suffering from enlarged prostate that typically takes less than an hour,” says Dr. Reeves of Eastern Urological Associates, P.A. “Patients experience rapid symptom relief and are able to discontinue the use of medications. I’m thrilled to offer this treatment to patients, helping them return to their normal lives quickly.”

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 effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is…

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